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Trainee nurses at University of Surrey visited by PM

7 December 2023
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The University of Surrey welcomed Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Guildford MP Angela Richardson to campus at the end of November.

Ms Richardson and the Prime Minister met nursing students and staff from the School of Health Sciences, where they observed practical lessons taking place.

They also toured Surrey’s facilities, including a unique immersive simulation suite which digitally replicates different healthcare settings.

The Prime Minister also took the time to personally speak to Surrey’s students to learn more about their journey in becoming nurses and why they chose to pursue the profession.

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Professor G Q Max Lu, President and Vice-Chancellor, of the University of Surrey, said:  “I am honoured to welcome the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and Angela Richardson MP to the University of Surrey campus.

We are delighted to have this opportunity to showcase some of our state-of-the art facilities to our distinguished visitor.

“As part of our commitment to producing the sought-after health professionals for the future, we are pleased to be welcoming our first cohort of medical students in 2024.

''Combined with the innovative biomedical and healthy living research undertaken at Surrey, we are steadfast in our contribution and support to the NHS and our communities.”

Nursing programmes at the school are both nationally and internationally recognised, being ranked seventh in the QS World University Subject Rankings and eight in the UK.

Professor Paul Townsend, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey, said:  “It is an enormous privilege to have the Prime Minister and our local MP visit us. 

“Surrey is not only the home to cutting edge research but is a world leader in educating  health professionals of the future.

''Our team of dedicated teaching staff work hard to ensure that our students have the knowledge and skills needed to care for patients and that they embody the culture and values of the NHS.''

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Tom Kilkelly started working as a freelance journalist for The Business Magazine following his graduation from UCL in 2022.

During his studies Tom became very interested in the works of Irish authors including Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan).

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