Bedfordshire students to study for degree at world-renowned Stoke Mandeville Hospital Campus Centre Image: University of Bedfordshire

Students to study at the world renowned National Spinal Injuries Centre

A partnership between the University of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) will see Bedfordshire healthcare students study for their degree at the Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury, home to the world renowned National Spinal Injuries Centre.

The University is building a three storey premises at the Trust’s Stoke Mandeville site dedicated to teaching and learning for its healthcare students.

Students will be able to undertake the classroom element of their course at Stoke Mandeville. At the same time they will be getting experience of life in an integrated Trust which provides a range of specialist, acute and community services. Also, many of the students will have their placement at the hospital.

Bill Rammell, vice chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire, said:

“I am delighted to announce this new enhanced long-term partnership with Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust. Ensuring our students are ready to provide the highest care for patients is dependent on close working with the NHS and this partnership can only be good news for our students, patients and the public.”

The new building will provide a specialist skills room, set out as a hospital ward with state-of-the-art audio visual technology. There will also be a suite of six classrooms and a ground floor dedicated a library, social learning and computer facilities.

The building is just a short walk away from the Trust’s accommodation blocks. The new facility will be open in time to receive students when they register in September.