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Allam Medical Building announced as finalist in The Guardian University Awards 2018

The Allam Medical Building, at the heart of the University’s £28-million health campus, has been announced as a finalist in The Guardian’s University Awards 2018.

The building, which was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in November last year, has been shortlisted in the Buildings That Inspire category.

The winner of the award, which recognises innovation, delivery and impact will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 24 April.

The University of Hull is one of three finalists in this category, alongside Newcastle University and Norwich University of the Arts.

The decisions on shortlisting were made by expert judges with a wide range of experience in the higher education sector.

Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, said: “The Guardian awards celebrate the very best in the University sector. I am delighted that the University’s investment in the Allam Medical Building and all that it represents – in terms of providing inspirational facilities for our students; our contribution to the health of the region; and our life-changing research – has been recognised in this way.”

The Allam Medical Building has transformed the way that the University is teaching the next generation of health professionals, inspiring the midwives, nurses, allied health professionals and doctors that will be the backbone of the NHS and other healthcare organisations.

“The Guardian awards celebrate the very best in the University sector. I am delighted that the University’s investment in the Allam Medical Building and all that it represents – in terms of providing inspirational facilities for our students; our contribution to the health of the region; and our life-changing research – has been recognised in this way.” Professor Julie Jomeen, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences

The building provides a simulated learning environment  – including a hospital ward, operating theatre, endoscopy unit, midwifery-led birthing unit, high dependency unit and resuscitation unit – that enables students to train in a real life setting, giving them the skills and confidence to transition effectively into clinical practice.

This is the third award for which the Allam Medical Building has been shortlisted this year. The marketing and media campaign for the opening of the building by Her Majesty the Queen has been shortlisted in the public sector category of the 2018 PR Moments Awards, which will be announced in April. The transformation in the student experience for the next generation of health professionals in Allam Medical Building has been shortlisted in the Educate North Awards 2018, which recognise best practice and excellence in the education sector in the north of England.

The building has already won a Chartered Institute of Building: Committed to Construction in Humber & West Yorkshire award.

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