Thriving in the NHS
Are you an international student holding an unconditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Health and available from 14 – 25 August 2023?
Are you interested in learning about the UK’s National Health Service and keen to develop your cultural competence? 
If yes, then you may be interested in a new, free two-week online course this summer.

About the course

‘Thriving in the NHS’ is a free, two-week pre-sessional online course for international students holding offers to study UG/PGT programmes in the Faculty of Health. 
Course aims: to help students feel better equipped to thrive in their respective future NHS, health and social care settings. 
Course content (16 hours per week): 
  • an introduction to the culture and structure of the NHS
  • NHS values and focus on patient-centred care 
  • the role of evidence-based and reflective practice in the UK context
  • what it means to be ‘culturally competent’ in an NHS setting.

How will this course benefit me?

 ‘Thriving in the NHS’ offers a unique opportunity for participants to: 
  • enhance their ‘cultural fluency’ in the healthcare context
  • establish networks with students from diverse programmes offered by the Faculty of Health which can be enjoyed through the entirety of the student journey
  • develop resilience through familiarisation with some of the challenges faced by international students specifically in NHS settings.

How to apply 

If you are interested in securing a place on this course, please register your details.
Please note: this course is limited to 32 students, and places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.