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BBC Breakfast sofa comes to University of Bradford

Published: Fri 1 May 2015

BBC Breakfast brought their 'red sofa' to the University of Bradford's Faculty of Health Studies, on Friday 1 May.

The visit was part of BBC Breakfast’s ‘red sofa tour’ across the UK and this programme focused on health issues ahead of the General Election.

The sofa was in one of the University’s training hospital wards, which is part of the Faculty’s purpose-built, £10m building, enabling students to benefit from state-of-the-art facilities designed to give the closest possible ‘real-life’ practical experience. 

The Faculty of Health Studies is a provider of high quality education and training, tailored to meet the needs of the healthcare workforce and service users. It has a strong research profile, focusing on themes that have a direct impact on the quality of patient care. Particular strengths include Dementia and Service Improvement and Quality. In REF 2014 (Research Excellence Framework) 92% of Faculty research was classified as 4*(World Leading) or 3* (Internationally Excellent).

Students graduate equipped with the skills they need to succeed in a wide range of healthcare and associated professions, along with the foundations for lifelong learning.  The latest Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) data shows that more than 96% of graduates from the Faculty of Health Studies enter employment or further study shortly after graduating.

Other facilities include fully equipped clinical wards, simulation equipment, a fully functioning X-ray suite and a physiotherapy clinic, which is open to the public.

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