Categories: School of Health and Society

The University of Salford has scooped three awards at a prestigious educational event with the School of Health & Society’s partnership with the Northern Care Alliance winning the Business/Industry Collaboration Award.


The Educate North Awards celebrate, recognise and share best practice in the education sector in the North of England, with the awards announced in a specially streamed event on Thursday 22 April 2021, hosted by Jim Hancock.

The event attracts over 300 education professionals from Further and Higher Education institutions from across the North, together with a range of suppliers to the sector including financial institutions, professional services providers, IT and infrastructure providers and construction and property firms.

The University of Salford and Northern Care Alliance Partnership fought off strong competition from the University of Chester’s Business School and Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Education to win the award.

Professor Margaret Rowe, Dean of the School of Health and Society, said: “I am absolutely thrilled that the partnership between the NCA and the University of Salford has been recognised by winning the Educate North West Business/Industry Collaboration Award.

“In forming a partnership with the NCA, we identified that the reach of both the university and the NCA could be made larger and longer lasting through collaborative work, enabling us to better address some of the major challenges facing local people, and bringing social and economic benefits for local and regional communities.”

“Honorary Professors, Raj Jain, CEO of the NCA and former Chief Nurse of Salford Royal and the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group, Dame Elaine Inglesby-Burke have been instrumental in the strategic partnership and ensuring the smooth provision of education to many of our staff and students.

“Our forward-thinking, dynamic school has a commitment to lifelong learning and real-world impact, and our expert teaching staff, strong industry links and excellent facilities equip students with the best knowledge and experiences to advance their research or career”.

Dr Karen Stansfield, Associate Dean Enterprise and Engagement at the University of Salford, said:

“We are helping to revolutionise the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester, providing skills, workforce development and research to support the devolution agenda in the city region. Our partnership is enabling us to achieve better outcomes for students and our community and I am incredibly pleased to see this partnership recognised for its brilliant work.”

The awards, which are a celebration of excellence and best practice in the education sector in the North, were judged by a panel of leading industry professionals and experts with the University of Salford also winning; External Relations Team of The Year and The Student Experience Award.

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