Winner: Grant King, University of Dundee
Judges felt the winner was a force of nature whose enthusiasm and passion are clearly underpinned by sound
pedagogy and pragmatism. Judges believe our winners impact extends far beyond their student body and colleagues.
Winner: Phoebe Miles, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
Judges were impressed by the professional and personal practice and the impact of our winner’s work with both
staff and patients, as well academic practices which judges felt made the winner stand out.
Winner: University of Nottingham, School of Health Sciences BME Student Network
This entry impressed the judges by showing enthusiasm and use of personal experience to help others
in a positive way. They identified the racial empathy gap and organised drop in sessions for students having
difficulties and requiring support. The group took a strategic approach looking to develop the leaders of the
future and built strong alliances in order to meet their aim to create an environment that enables BME students and nurses to speak up.
Winner: James Shears, Haringey Learning Disability Partnership
The judges were impressed by how our winner installs pride, empowerment and confidence in students.
Judges believe the winner is clearly a gatekeeper to the profession showing successful recruitment rates of students.
Winner: Gary Cutmore, Kingston University: St. George's University of London
Judges felt this year’s winner has a tangible warmth and passion for caring and is an inspiring, motivating
role model. They are charismatic, insightful and determined, demonstrating the very essence of intelligent caring.
Winner: Cardiff University, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Team
The judges felt this was a stunning example of students truly empowered through supportive education,
creating outstanding nurses who transform services and care in communities.
Winner: Swansea University, Nursing at Swansea
The judges felt this was an enthusiastic presentation by students who clearly articulated the student journey,
support and development available. They particularly liked their passion, commitment and appreciation of the education process
Winner: Lee Pockett, Milton Keynes University Hospital FT
Judges were impressed by our winner’s proactive nature and passion for person centred care.
Judges felt our winner utilised connections with the wider team to improve patient care while also
constantly seeking out learning opportunities for personal development.
Winner: Kingston University: St George’s University of London, Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the Year
Judges commented on how well-motivated, passionate and enthusiastic the winner is.
Judges said the winner demonstrated evidence of strong and seamless partnership and
were impressed by the explicit evidence of developing and upholding the professionalism of nursing associates.
Winner: Gary Jordan, University of Dundee
Judges felt our winner’s impact of activities was clearly evident and felt their charisma and passion
to do for others clearly shone through. Judges said our winner displayed leadership qualities which
they hope go on to maintain their contributions and have a positive impact throughout their career.
Winner: Birmingham City University, Theory into Practice
Judges felt this was an excellent partnership that is clearly empowering students to prepare them for their career.
This certainly sits well with the NMC Future Nurse Standards for all students and current staff as a partnership initiative to benefit all.
Winner: Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Nursing at Queen Margaret University – a flourishing place and space for all learners
Judges felt the winners demonstrated on unique creative learning environment that values everyone as people.
It was clear from the presentation that is led to a truly co-created curriculum where success is continually celebrated.
All of this contributed towards providing on exceptional student experience.
Winner: Edge Hill University, Makaton healthcare cards
Judges felt this winning innovation was inspirational. Developed from feedback and service user
involvement judges commended this innovation saying it has empowered greater communication for all!
Winner: Hannah Barnes, University of Huddersfield
Judges felt the student demonstrated a warm manner with a real passion for midwifery that shone through.
Judges said this student used evidence-based practice to ensure the right outcomes for mothers and babies.
A reflective practitioner who is a role model for students!
Winner: Craig Davidson, Glasgow Caledonian University
Judges said in an outstanding field of candidates, our winner is an ambassador for the profession,
for the practice for patients and society, and a worthy winner.
Winner: Rachel Dakin, University of Nottingham
Judges said our winner is a true ambassador for children’s nursing. Our winner drives innovation to
improve patients and family experience throughout their journey, with the ability to turn creative situations
into reality for both patients and fellow students. A children’s nurse leader of the future!
Winner: Kate Young, Bangor University
Judges felt the winner was an outstanding candidate who really demonstrated exceptional skills in all areas
of the judging criteria and displayed innovation and person-centred practice and a willingness to challenge to effect change.
Winner: Will McIlhiney, University of Northampton
Judges felt the winner demonstrated excellent values and characteristics. Judges believe our winner’s
humanism and warmth evidently makes positive changes to peoples’ lives.
Winner: Central London Community Healthcare Trust, Colville Health Visiting Team
Judges felt that this placement provided a highly supportive and engaging learning environment.
The team was student focused, with a commitment to developing professional practice in the face of adversity!
Winner: Buckinghamshire New University, Sheffield Ward Broadmoor Hospital
Judges felt this placement and its staff develop life skills for nursing students through a supportive
environment which goes above and beyond. This enables the learner to see past the offence and to see the person behind.
Winner: Kingston University: St George’s University of London, Nana Xmas Buddy-Actor Project with St Philips Special Needs School and StoryAID
This innovation has led a profound effect on the students who participated, it developed confidence
and fostered positive relationships, cutting across communities. There was clear evidence of impact through education.