Practice Education Conference - 7th July 2017

Venue: Senate House, University of Bolton, Deane Rd, Bolton BL3 5AB


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ged Byrne

Addressing Global challenges through effective practice education

The University of Bolton is pleased to announce its FIRST annual Practice Education Conference hosted by the schools of Health and Human Sciences, & Education and Psychology.  This is a platform carefully designed to encourage a rich interaction and exchange of ideas amongst healthcare professionals responsible for the multi-professional education of the future healthcare workforce. Practice/Clinical Educators, Mentors, students, Higher Education lecturers and key decision makers at strategic levels are invited to participate.

The conference will run from 9am - 4pm on the 7 July 2017, be quick .. register for your place below.

Main Theme

Addressing Global challenges through effective practice education


  • Embracing Diversity in Placements
  • Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice
  • Enabling Allied Health Professionals to access ‘Educator Trainer’ courses
  • Meeting Service User needs in Primary Care: Evaluating an intra-professional nursing model
  • Pre-Nursing Apprenticeships
  • Global Health
  • Student Quality Ambassador
  • Multi-Professional Mentorship
  • Placement management Systems
  • Partnerships in Delivery of Non-Credit Bearing Multi-Professional Mentorship


Confirmed Speakers

Professor Ged Byrne

I am a surgical oncologist by profession. I became Clinical Dean in South Manchester in 2004. founding the Universities’ Medical Assessment Partnership in 2003 and becoming the founder director of the Medical Schools’ Council Assessment Alliance. In 2010 I became Professor of Medical Education at the UoM and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the higher education academy. I took up the role as Director of Education and Quality for Health Education North West in December 2013. I have recently been appointed as Director of Education and Quality for HEE (North).



Dr Kate Cuthbert

I am the Academic Lead for Health and Social Care at the Higher Education Academy, UK. I have worked across a number of health and social care educational initiatives and national learning programmes having also contributed to international learning developments in Zimbabwe with the British Council and more recently in Bahrain.

My work at the Higher Education Academy has included whole organisational change programmes, curricula reviews and I recently led the development and delivery of the Teaching Excellence Programmes.



Jonty Kenward

The the current model of mentorship is unsustainable and there is a great need for the Schools of nursing at the University of central Lancashire (UCLAN) and University of Bolton (UOB) together with our placement providers or employers and Health Education North West (HENW) to work collaboratively to develop a more sustainable model of mentorship that offers increased capacity and at the same time provide a high quality learning environment.