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Radiographer of the Year 2019

We love to hear good news, and share our students and colleagues successes, and recently, we were delighted to hear that Jennifer Little, (Practice Placement Educator and Interventional Radiographer, and our primary contact for Diagnostic Radiography placements at University Hospital North Midlands (UHNM) in North Staffordshire) was named Midlands Radiographer of the Year at the Society of Radiographers’ Radiography Awards 2019.

Transforming the student experience

We love to hear good news, and share our students and colleagues successes, and recently, we were delighted to hear that Jennifer Little, (Practice Placement Educator and Interventional Radiographer, and our primary contact for Diagnostic Radiography placements at University Hospital North Midlands (UHNM) in North Staffordshire) was named Midlands Radiographer of the Year at the Society of Radiographers’ Radiography Awards 2019.

Jennifer is key to helping our students (as well as students from two other universities – of which there are 60 in all) feel welcome, safe and part of the team, during their time at the hospital on placement.  She and her colleagues, help to shape the experiences they gain to help them become competent, and compassionate radiographers of the future. 

Placements

Placements are a crucial element of our health related degrees, as it gives our students the chance to put the theory they have learned in the classroom into practice.  It gives them experience of what it’s like to be a health care professional, (including diagnostic radiographers, therapeutic radiographers, nurses, midwives, operating department practitioners, speech and language therapists and paramedics) and provides opportunities to interact with patients and build the skills and knowledge they need to perform clinical tasks as efficiently as possible.

The award

Jennifer was nominated for the award by Sue Morgan, Senior Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography here at BCU, who cited her “outstanding work with our students while they are on placement”.

Sue said: “Jenny is a deserving recipient of this award. Her work with students on placement is second to none; she has transformed the student experience in the imaging departments at UHNM. Thanks to her efforts, our students have a highly supportive and appropriately challenging placement for the duration of their studies with us.

“Students value and appreciate Jenny and often tell us that they have the best placement, despite the long commute from Birmingham. As a team, the Department of Radiography at BCU have the highest respect for Jenny and everything she has achieved in her role. We are proud to work alongside her in developing the radiographers of the future.”

On receiving the award, Jennifer said: "It was quite a surprise to hear that I had won the award and I’m really touched to know that my colleagues and peers think my work is deserving of such an honour. I feel so lucky to have such a rewarding role and to be able to work with such wonderful teams at UHNM and in the universities.

“I consider myself very fortunate and privileged to have such a rewarding career, working alongside colleagues that do amazing, caring work every day. They have supported me throughout and I would not be where I am today without them."

Without dedicated staff such as Jennifer, we wouldn’t be able to deliver and enrich the teaching and learning of our health courses, or help to develop of our students into confident, caring health professions. 

It's not too late to apply!

Places are still available on our BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography degree

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