Professor Paul Hagan, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, said: "Congratulations to all our students who are graduating. We are extremely proud of our graduates' achievements and the invaluable contribution they make to healthcare services in our region and beyond."
Our graduates make an outstanding contribution to improving the health of the people in our region and beyond, evidenced by the fact that 100% of operating department practitioners*, nursing, midwifery and medical graduates are in employment or further education within 15 months, for the second consecutive year.**
Professor Hagan said: “We are immensely proud that the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and Hull York Medical School are helping to build the skilled workforce required by the NHS to deliver the highest standard of healthcare in our region.”
Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School said: “Now, more than ever before, our NHS needs confident, compassionate, healthcare professionals who are able to adapt to the changing healthcare environment.
“We are extremely proud of all of those students who are graduating. It has been a privilege to be part of their journey, and we wish them every success as they enter the NHS workforce and know they will make a real difference.”
The breadth of the University of Hull’s healthcare courses continues to grow – we now offer a range of healthcare apprenticeships and a degree course to train much-needed physiotherapists began in 2020. The BSc Physiotherapy degree further strengthens the University’s healthcare provision and was developed at the specific request of local healthcare providers to meet a critical shortage of physiotherapists.
This follows the successful launch of BSc Paramedic Science in 2017 to meet a critical local shortage of paramedics – part of the University’s mission to improve the health of people living in the region and beyond.
The University of Hull’s Paramedic Science degree now ranks first in the country – out of 35 institutions – according to the latest rankings from the Complete University Guide (2023), which were announced in June this year. Overall, the University of Hull rose 12 places in these rankings, with four subjects raking in the top ten.
Read more about the University of Hull graduation ceremonies here, including our honorary graduands.
* Operating department practitioners provide care before, during and after surgery.
** (UK domicile full-time first-degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2018/19, published by HESA July 2021).