Staff and students from the Department of Nursing travelled to London yesterday to attend the Student Nursing Times Awards at the Hilton Park Lane. Liz Spencer a post registration student had been nominated for best post reg student and we sponsored the award of best adult student.
The event was well attended as ever with a number of universities both sponsoring awards and being nominated in the various categories. There was an inspirational welcome address by Dame Elizabeth Anionwu who is the Emeritus Professor of Nursing at the University of West London and is a champion for sickle cell and thalasaema.
The winner of the best adult student went to Sophie Cameron from Stirling Unuversity and we were thrilled to present her with the award. She demonstrated exceptional compassion for the patients she cared for during her training and as one of the judges we felt she was absolutely the best nominee.
MMU also won the partnership award for their partnership with Stockport Metropolitan Council and Stockport Foundation Trust which was a lovely surprise and well deserved for Stockport Trust especially.
Liz Spencer was then named best post registration student and the whole team were delighted to be with her when she received the award. A few glasses of champagne were sampled in celebration and the day was its usual mix of emotion, excitement and cheer.
We would like to congratulate all of the winners and we are looking forward to the awards next year where we hope for continued success.