Magnificent Seven - Bangor Students shortlisted in seven categories in Student Nursing Times Awards 2018

Students in Bangor University’s highly ranked School of Healthcare Sciences have been shortlisted in no less than seven categories for this year’s Student Nursing Times Awards. The School was also nominated for a partnership of the year award for its collaboration with Mencap Môn.

The Learning Disability Nursing department works closely with Mencap Môn, Members of Mencap Môn are people with learning disabilities, parents, carers and support workers. Enabling service users to be involved in all aspects of nurse education means investment in building relationships with individuals and carers that support those individuals.

The contribution of people with a learning disability is valued in interviewing prospective student nurses, in teaching and assessing students and taking part in the process of decision making across the curriculum.

Head of school Professor Chris Burton said “I am delighted that the quality and efforts of our fantastic students has been recognised in the NT Awards 2018 in so many categories and that the School as a whole is shortlisted in the ‘Partnership’ category.”

He went on to reflect “Not only does this reflect well on them as individuals but it’s also a concrete indication of the quality of the teaching and learning we deliver at our Bangor & Wrexham campuses”

The students shortlisted for awards are as follows:

Most inspirational Student Nurse of the year (Ceri Chamorro)

Outstanding Contribution to student affairs (Natalie Evans)

Student innovation in practice (Lois Wiggins and Nadia Webb)

Student Midwife of the year (Laura Thomas)

Student Nurse of the year, Adult (Ceri Chamorro)

Student Nurse of the year, Learning Disability (Iola Mair Morris)

Student Nurse of the year, Mental Health (Megan Smith)

Nominee Natalie Evans said “I still can't believe it, and I am just so overwhelmed that Dianne and Angela both nominated me and I am so happy that they have such faith in me!”

“I am involved with a lot of things, I am an open day ambassador, peer guide, course rep, Student Information Officer for the RCN, I signed up to the Wales Health Student Forum recently, secretary for the Nursing Society and I am a part of the nursing cluster.

“I attend conferences and as many study days as I can. I have helped the organisation of many charity events within uni, such as Christmas jumper day and the Christmas shoe box appeal, I also walked 18 miles to help one of my peers raise money for BKPA.

“I help with interviews, open days and welcome weeks within uni, which I thoroughly enjoy. I also help with Peer Assisted Study Sessions, just to help the first years with any queries they may have with their placement files.

“I know I do a lot, but I really do enjoy it all, and it never feels like a burden. I just want to give to others what I can, I was once in the shoes of some of the first years and I know how daunting it can be. I just like to help people feel more at ease.”

Gill Harris, BCUHB’s Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery reflected on the impact that Bangor Nursing graduates are making to Healthcare across North Wales: “Congratulations to staff and students from Bangor University who have been nominated in several categories at this year’s Nursing Times Awards.”

“We are proud of our partnership with the university and the outstanding quality of nurses who are making a difference to health care across North Wales.”

“These nominations are a fantastic endorsement of the quality of training provided by the university, and we are delighted to have contributed to these students success.”

The winners of the awards will be announced on Thursday 26th April 2018 at an award ceremony in London and the School wishes all our students the best of luck.

To see the full 2018 shortlist -

Publication date: 23 February 2018