School vision & mission

Welcome to the latest edition of the School of Healthcare Sciences Handbook

The handbook is designed to assist both staff and students in finding out about procedures and regulations adopted by the School and University. It includes information on how the school is governed and the contact details of key staff.

Welcome to the School of Healthcare Sciences

In September 2013, the former Schools’ of Heathcare and Nursing & Midwifery Studies formed the School of Health Care Sciences.

The handbook is designed to reflect current practices, procedures and regulations and has links to School and University documentation when appropriate.

Please use the handbook as your first point of reference but note that it should be used in conjunction with published course handbooks.

We hope you find the handbook helpful, and should you have any suggestions for improvement or additions for the future, please contact

School Vision & Mission

We will be internationally renowned for the quality of our graduates, the impact of our research  & engagement, and their transformative contribution to excellence in health & social care

The School of Healthcare Sciences strives for excellence across all of its activities. Our vision is to be internationally renowned for the quality of our academic contributions in all contexts related to health and social care.

Through the training of future generations of healthcare professionals and the work of our alumni, our impact on the current and future health of Wales and beyond is extensive.

Our educators are amongst thebest in their field. By the nature of our professions, engagement has always been a key function for the School’s activities, and will continue to be so.

Strong academic research contributions have emerged, and a REF-returnable critical mass is being generated. Our academics are applying their knowledge to answering some of the pressing health and social care problems of the age. From research into arthritic joint degeneration to stroke rehabilitation and healthy lifestyles to independent living, the School – and you – have the opportunity to make a difference.