Students

Thursday 1st April 2021

Funding to support practical learning.

Nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students will be able to access alternative clinical placements to support their practical education disrupted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Funding of £8 million will help to ease pressure on clinical placement capacity in health and social care settings to ensure students gain the required practical skills, learning and practice hours for their studies.

University staff will be able to deliver new placements and practical training using innovative technology with funding of £3.8 million. There will also be a 50% increase in the number of education staff who supervise students on clinical placement with investment of £4.9 million. This includes more staff to support students in care homes and other health and social care settings.

Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said:

“Healthcare students have shown extraordinary dedication, resilience and commitment during the past year. While there have been challenges in delivering clinical placement opportunities, this funding will provide new and innovative educational opportunities and alternative placement models and settings that will provide students with flexibility over the next two academic years.

“The Scottish Government remain committed to delivering quality education for healthcare students and this investment will ensure they continue to develop their skills in a safe environment.”

Monday 15th March 2021

TONIGHT 👇👇👇

Our student nurse and midwife network will be running a live debate on Monday 15 March from 6.30 pm. The debate will be on whether clinical placement hours should be reduced. What do you think? You may not have an opinion yet or you may feel strongly in favour/against. Come and join the debate or drop in just to listen. This is for members only. Email your membership number to health@unison.co.uk to register for this exciting event #unisonstudentdebate.

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Our student nurse and midwife network will be running a live debate on Monday 15 March from 6.30 pm. The debate will be on whether clinical placement hours should be reduced. What do you think? You may not have an opinion yet or you may feel strongly in favour/against. Come and join the debate or drop in just to listen. This is for members only. Email your membership number to health@unison.co.uk to register for this exciting event #unisonstudentdebate.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

Student Update

Tuesday 6th October 2020

Calling all healthcare students. Make sure you take our student survey. Your voice matters, your responses to this survey will help us better understand your experiences and will make us more effective at campaigning for change

https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90251761/NHS-student-survey-2020

Tuesday 29th September 2020

Free Webinars for Healthcare Students. Sign up now 😁

UNISON Health student learning month

Tuesday 29th September 2020

Fantastic Student Recruitment events today all held virtually along with our colleagues at UNISON Tayside Health Branch. We would encourage all Healthcare students to join UNISON at www.join.unison.org.uk or call UNISON Direct free on 0800 171 2194. We’re here for you #OneTeam

Tuesday 29th September 2020

A big welcome and good luck to our Healthcare Student members starting this week. A reminder that Healthcare Student Learning month kicks off tomorrow so check out some of the free webinars on offer and open to all students members. See below for details.

www.unison.org.uk/events/unison-health-student-learning-month