School of Health Sciences and Social Work

Open Days

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Visit the School of Health Sciences and Social Work


We warmly invite you to visit the School of Health Sciences and Social Work for an open day and see what we have to offer.

The open day dates for 2018 entry are:

  • Saturday 4 November 2017
  • Saturday 2 December 2017


During an open day you can expect a presentation from members of the course team. Where possible we will invite you to tour our facilities.

We also invite students to help out at our Open Days so there will be an opportunity to ask them questions about their course, student housing, placements and student life.


We aim to provide tours of the facilities relevant to your course choice.

Our simulation facilities are currently housed across St Michael’s Building, James Watson West and St. Andrew’s Court and include:

St Michael’s Building

  • A radiographic imaging suite, similar to those used in clinical practice
  • A comprehensive electronic film library
  • 3D virtual learning system (VERT) for radiotherapy training
  • 13-bay optometry suite

James Watson West

  • A large flexible clinical simulation space with the capability of being sectioned into 12 individual bays
  • A fully realistic operating theatre with Human Patient Simulator
  • A clinical skills simulation suite
  • Wards/observation areas
  • Bariatric and older adult simulators
  • CAE and Laerdal human patient simulators
  • Haptic ultrasound laboratory
  • Three emergency ultrasound scanners and a high-resolution colour portable ultrasound system
  • Eye-gaze technologies

St. Andrew’s Court

  • Wards/observation areas
  • A fully functioning one-bedroomed flat
  • A bespoke emergency ambulance
  • Simulation Outreach Vehicle
  • General practice setting
  • Bariatric and older adult simulators
  • CAE and Laerdal human patient simulators
  • Community and residential care area
  • 2 Acute Wards (Wessex Ward & Sussex Ward)
  • Anatomage 3D Virtual Anatomy Table


Attend an open day

The University will also be running walking tours, bus tours, accommodation tours, housing and finance talks and much more. To learn more and book on to an open day or register your interest please click the button below.



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