Staffs Uni biomedical award
Staffordshire University is celebrating a win at the Institute of Biomedical Science Awards . Photo: Carmen Valino.

Staffs Uni named Best Educational Institution at biomedical science awards 

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Biomedical science teaching at Staffordshire University has been given top marks at a prestigious national awards ceremony. 

The University won the Best Educational Institution award at the inaugural Institute of Biomedical Science Awards held in London last Friday.

The Institute of Biomedical Science, representing biomedical scientists across 74 countries, is the leading professional body for scientists and students in the UK. These awards were introduced to highlight the exceptional achievements within the field, celebrate excellence, and showcase innovative practices. 

This award recognises Staffordshire University’s sector-leading approach to educating the scientific workforce of tomorrow and supporting the development, innovation and leadership of NHS scientists.

Biomedical science is the science at the heart of healthcare – from analysing blood samples, examining cancer cells or monitoring the effects of pandemic viruses. The work of biomedical scientists provides the basis for 70 per cent of all diagnoses within the NHS and touches the lives of everyone.

Staffordshire University delivers both undergraduate and post-graduate in biomedical science as well as a degree apprenticeship for employees who are working within an approved clinical laboratory setting. The degree apprenticeship programme continues to experience annual growth, with apprentices spread across 30 NHS trusts and pathology providers across England.

Ian Davies, Associate Professor of Biomedical Science Practice at Staffordshire University and the National Biomedical Scientist of the Year 2023, commented: “We pride ourselves in developing scientists equipped for the future and our close links with employers and the wider biomedical science profession allow us to deliver a learning experience and industry-informed assessments that blend the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for future success.  

“Through practical laboratory experiments and face-to-face and digitally enhanced learning techniques, our graduates are empowered and equipped to lead future scientific innovation and we’re really proud that our commitment to high quality teaching has been nationally recognised by this inaugural award.” 

Nigel Pye

Experienced journalist with a 30-year career in the newspaper and PR industry and a proven record for breaking stories for the national and international press. Nigel is the Editor of Daily Focus and Head of Creative at i-creation. Other work includes scriptwriting, magazine and video production, crisis communications and TV and radio broadcasts.

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