Biomedical Science team wins national recognition

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

After years of hard work and dedication, Salford’s Biomedical Science team have been deservedly recognised with a major national award.

The team claimed Educational Institution of the year at the inaugural 2024 IBMS Awards ceremony that took place on Friday 28 June at The Brewery, London.

Award judges said the team had shown: “Unwavering dedication to excellence, innovation and impact in the field of biomedical science education.

“It has a consistently good quality achievement rate for the degree apprenticeship programme with excellent honours degree outcomes – 90% of the learners pass first time, many of those with good (2.1) or very good (1st class) degrees, indicating outstanding and diligent support from the programme team in enabling learners to achieve their goals. Another indicator of performance comes from 100% of completers going into biomedical scientist positions.

The judges added that Salford has: “A strong focus on developing the future biomedical scientist workforce to the highest standards, with methodologies to deliver outstanding and innovative education.”

Dr Sara Namvar, Programme Lead for the full time Biomedical Science programme said: “The institutional award is an honour for the university and for the team. It celebrates the above and beyond commitments of every member of the Biomedical Science programmes to the institution and its students.”

Dr Natalie Ferry, Subject Head for Biomedicine said: “The whole teaching team works so hard, these nominations are well deserved recognition of these collective contributions.  We are proud of our colleagues and learners achievements and we look forward to continuing to make meaningful contributions to the field in the years to come.”

Tahmina Hussain, Programme Lead for the Biomedical Science Degree Apprenticeship was also shortlisted for her sector-leading work in Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

This shortlisting acknowledges the extensive work Tahmina has led on to shape the direction of travel for EDI in the Biomedical Science profession nationally. Tahmina co-founded and chairs the national IBMS EDI Group. Tahmina said: “I was truly honoured to have been shortlisted for the personal EDI award. These nominations acknowledge our unwavering dedication to excellence, innovation, and impact in education. By embracing and removing barriers to diversity in education and training, we can enrich learning experiences and embed strategies to help improve career progression for the workforce.”

Adding to the accolades, a Biomedical Science apprentice - Sarah Dickinson, was also shortlisted for the 'Rising Star' award.

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