University to Light Up in Week of Activities to Celebrate Nurses

Students on university Nursing degree using stethoscope

A host of events will be taking place at the University, for all nurses and those who have been cared for by nurses, with the strapline ‘What does nursing mean to you?’

Events start on Monday (May 9) at The Hive where, from 11am to 1pm, international student nurses will wear their national costume and chat with members of public about why they came to Worcester and why they want to be a nurse.

Then on Tuesday (May 10) the University will mark World Hand Hygiene Day. Student nurses will be raising awareness of the importance of correct hand hygiene during an interactive event in St John’s Campus reception.

Next Thursday (May 12) marks Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Student nurses will hold body MOT sessions in reception at St John’s Campus, where they will be taking manual blood pressures, oxygen levels, pulse and temperatures to fellow students, staff and visitors in a privacy screen area.


That evening, from 8.30pm, the ceremonial entrance at City Campus, which was the site of the former Worcester Royal Infirmary, will be brightly lit with images depicting nursing.

The celebrations come as the University and several of its students have been shortlisted in the Student Nursing Times Awards. The University has been shortlisted for Best Student Experience and has previously been shortlisted six times as Pre-Registration Provider of the Year.

Robert Dudley, Head of the University’s Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery, said: “We are looking forward to celebrating everything about nursing during a week of special activities next week. Never more has it been so important to recognise the outstanding work of all the nurses working and training to care for our communities. We are very proud of all our students and graduates who go on to make such a difference, and this is a chance for us to say thank you.”