Teaching and support
During your studies at Keele, our tutors and academics will be dedicated to ensuring that your learning experience is the best it can be. If you need any extra support, or have any concerns, our teaching staff will be there to help and advise you throughout your time at Keele. Keele University received Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework which is testament to the quality of our teaching staff.
Teaching will include the use of enquiry based learning and flipped classroom techniques, along with workbooks, journal clubs and writing retreats. Key features of the programme include enhanced clinical skills sessions, a creative range of assessments to reflect demands of the curricula, balance of assessments between theoretical and practice modules to add value and recognition of practice and assessment using a regional practice assessment document.
The service user carer voice, evidenced based practice and leadership skills are weaved through each year of the programme.
As a valued added USP, you will also work towards achieving the institute of leadership and management City and Guilds qualification, integrated within their course, as well as have inter-professional learning opportunities across the programme.
All students registered on the BSc (Hons) Nursing programmes are allocated a Personal Tutor to provide support and advice. The Personal Tutor is normally a Lecturer from the appropriate field of nursing who is available to provide pastoral support and academic advice. In addition to providing support and advice, Personal Tutors will review your progress in theory and practice, and meet with you formally at least three times per year. Personal Tutors are allocated to students from the start of the programme and will remain your Personal Tutor throughout their pre-registration studies in the School. All Personal Tutors are accessible to students by email. You will be allocated an alternative tutor, should their Personal Tutor be absent from the School for a prolonged period of time.
Clinical assessors and supervisors
You will be supported in the clinical practice environment by a practice supervisor who will give ongoing guidance and support. You will be assessed by a separate practice assessor who will make assessment of your ability to complete proficiencies for that part of the programme via the practice assessment document and you will be assessed on the delivery of an 'episode of care', which will contribute towards the module assessment grade. This places value on, and gives credit for, the clinical aspects of our nursing course and knowledge, skills and behaviours which are so important in meeting the professional requirements. Practice Modules will be moderated by an identified academic assessor for each part of the programme.