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The Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Keele University is actively engaged in Outreach and Schools Liaison. The Faculty Outreach Group focuses on opportunities to collaborate with the wider community in healthcare and education liaising with schools and colleges, community and outreach groups, focusing on widening access and student success.

Keele University aims to engage actively and effectively with schools, colleges, and other appropriate organisations at both regionally and nationally. The Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences outreach activity is primarily focused on the health sector and we work very closely with local NHS providers and educational providers e.g., schools and colleges, to ensure effective collaboration and to facilitate and encourage learners from under-represented backgrounds to enter Higher Education within the health sector.

Programmes offered by the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences are regulated by a range of professional accreditation bodies. All the Faculty’s health programmes include admissions strategies which detail fair access opportunities, and a range of student support mechanisms to enable student success.

The Faculty Outreach Group

The Faculty Outreach group comprises academic representation from all Schools in the Faculty, including the Schools of Health and Rehabilitation; Medicine; Nursing and Midwifery; and Pharmacy, and the Faculty’s Research Institutes, the Research Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences, and the Research Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine; representation from local NHS providers; and the Keele Outreach team.

The Faculty Outreach Group engages in a range of on-campus activities and events to enable prospective students to receive information and advice on undergraduate programmes; entry requirements; and the application process, specifically targeted at learners from within the Shropshire and Staffordshire area, to raise aspirations in the local population. Additionally, the Faculty engages in many outreach activities including on and off campus events aimed at widening the participation of under-represented groups, including those with disabilities; care leavers; carers, etc. in Higher Education.

The Faculty has developed many innovative approaches to outreach and widening participation; these activities are very positively evaluated and appreciated by external stakeholders.

Widening Participation in the Faculty Schools:

School of Medicine

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