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Update from Professor Sue Colley, Associate Dean Strategy Delivery, Business and Enterprise

Implementing the Faculty Strategy

Those of you who attended the Faculty Away Day in July will recall copies of the poster depicting the refreshed FoHS Strategy being available to read. This is now attached electronically.

The Faculty Senior Leadership Group (SLG) have begun important discussions relating to the implementation of the refreshed Strategy – the November SLG meeting focussed on the ‘People’ theme and the December SLG meeting is schedule to consider various elements of research/education integration.

There will be a series implementation updates for staff beginning early in 2016. These updates will consider each of the Faculty themes plus how, as a Faculty, we will accommodate the sharpening of the University Strategy to include : ‘quality’ ‘sustainability’ ‘internationalisation’ and ’colegiaility’.

See the useful download: Faculty Strategy Poster

Faculty Away Day

Although now firmly rooted in the memory of the previous Academic Year, it was great to receive such positive feedback regarding the Faculty AwayDay.

The well-established ’State of the Faculty’ address delivered by the Dean; the new ‘speed dating’ approach to sharing the range of our work (thank you Prof Jane Burridge for facilitating) and the fantastic performances delivered within the Mark McGann Drama Direct afternoon session, all received the ‘thumbs up’. For those of you who were able to attend, it is not too late to let me know your views on the valuable and less valuable elements of the day.

NHS EXPO – Manchester September 2015

I attended the NHS EXPO accompanied by a delegation of staff and students representing physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing and podiatry. It was a great opportunity for Cheryl Metcalf and I to learn firsthand how ‘innovation’ is perceived by our students and the role it plays in informing and shaping their own career aspirations.

The world of healthcare within which the current generation of students are beginning their careers will be dramatically influenced by societal and technological changes. The Internet of Things, wearable tracking technologies, Healthcare IT platforms, Big Data, etc, suggests a workforce reimagined. As part of the strategy implementation discussions scheduled for the New Year, this broad topic of ‘innovation’ will be explored from a range of perspectives.

The Faculty of Health Sciences Inaugural 'Band of Innovators’.


The Questionable Importance of being Ernest
Best Director Mark Cole surrounded by the cast.

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