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Forum for Accessing Community Experience (FACE)

FACE group FACE is a network of people with a shared interest in health and social care in higher education. Our network aims to develop a critical partnership of:

  • people with lived experiences (also known as service users/carers/experts by experience etc)

  • students

  • academics

  • other stakeholders

for the purpose of enhancing and improving practitioner education, patient and carer experience and associated research in health and social care.

Our purpose

  • To enhance student learning and practice through the sharing of service user/carer experiences, knowledge and ideas.
  • To support, prepare and empower service users and carers to become involved in all areas of student learning.
  • To work with staff in the university to embed our work throughout the business of the faculty.
  • To showcase and celebrate our achievements.

How we will do this

  • We will develop and review guidelines for service user/carer involvement across the Faculty.
  • We will identify and meet the training and support needs of service users and carers involved in working with us.
  • We will develop new ways of recruiting and involving service users and carers and act as resource for colleagues across the Faculty.
  • We will maintain an up-to-date database of service users/carers which includes areas of interest and availability for involvement.

Get involved

Service Users and Carers can be involved in:

  • Curriculum development and revalidation
  • Teaching and assessment
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Induction of staff and students
  • Support and advice for academic and faculty staff in involving service users and carers in specific programmes.

Contact us

Contact us via email: face@bcu.ac.uk