A young male nurse stands in a busy hospital ward. Image courtesy of Getty Images.
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 undergraduate or postgraduate taught 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.
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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 

**We now have a few available spaces for the second week of the course** 
Please book now to confirm you place.