Salford academic among those recognised at national awards

Categories: School of Health and Society

Dr Julia Ryan, Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Salford, was among those shortlisted in the ‘Educator of the Year’ category at the national Student Nursing Times Awards, held in London today (Friday 27 May).

Despite not being named a winner on this occasion, Julia said: “I am honoured to have been shortlisted and to have had the opportunity to attend these awards with friends and colleagues. I passionately believe in the value of nursing and love helping students become the best nurses and midwives that they can be.

“Over the last couple of years, I have been even more in awe of the commitment, dedication and resilience of students and colleagues who have worked together to make sure that together we continue to educate nurses who make a real difference.”

Professor Margaret Rowe, Dean of the School of Health and Society at the university, said: “We are so proud that Julia was shortlisted for this award. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated incredible commitment, motivation and dedication. She is an outstanding example of nursing practice, education and research and a role model for all nursing and midwifery students, colleagues and practice partners.”

Highlighting excellence in all specialities of student nursing, the Student Nursing Times Awards not only recognise excellent students but also provide the opportunity to congratulate the lecturers, practice supervisors, universities, trusts and private organisations providing the best support for student nurses during their studies.

The Educator of the Year award recognises an exceptional teacher who demonstrates excellence in all they do; bringing the subject to life, improving the learning experience, and helping students to achieve their potential. 

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