Bucks New University in partnership to create new Health Sciences Academy

Buckinghamshire New University, Imperial College and Brunel University announce plans to partner in postgraduate provision for health professionals.

Under the proposals for a new-look Health Sciences Academy, the three universities would draw on their existing provision to offer a broader range of postgraduate and post-qualification training for health professionals, while developing new and innovative courses.

Professor Ruth Farwell, Vice Chancellor of Bucks New University attended an event held at Imperial to launch the vision for the Health Sciences Academy with Professor Jenny Higham, Vice Dean (Education and Institutional Affairs) in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College and were joined by Vice Chancellor of Brunel University Professor Julia Buckingham and a host of other high profile guests.

Professor Jenny Higham said: “The Health Sciences Academy will allow healthcare professionals to access the world-leading academic expertise at Imperial College, as well as that of our partners, as we work together to drive up standards and improve the patient experience.

Collaborations like this allow us to become much more than the sum of our parts.”

Professor Ruth Farwell said: “We are delighted to be part of such an innovative and academically strong alliance. It has all the ingredients needed for success most notably a collaboration of complementary partners. That collaborative strength will enable the Health Sciences Academy to be a key provider of inter and multi-professional postgraduate healthcare education for North West London, which is an essential catalyst for the development of creative practice focussed education to inform clinical practice and enhancement of the patient”.

Bucks New University and Brunel University have established strong reputations for postgraduate education and research for the allied health, nursing and midwifery professions, whilst Imperial College is widely regarded as a world-leader in the teaching, research and translation of clinical medicine.