Challenge Fund: funded projects

These projects are designed to support existing and new students of podiatry and therapeutic radiography, as part of the strategic interventions in health education disciplines programme.

Both these specialist disciplines have been identified as vulnerable because of decreasing recruitment and retention in higher education courses. Ensuring more students from diverse backgrounds choose to study and complete these courses will provide England with the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Read the news item announcing the successful bids

Details of funded projects

Provider Project
Birmingham City University Radiotherapy escape rooms to improve retention
University of Brighton Pop-up podiatry: Developing an online and hands-on approach to student recruitment
University of Liverpool Developing learning through simulation: Using virtual environments to reduce clinical placement pressures
Sheffield Hallam University Male therapeutic radiographers: Understanding and addressing barriers to higher education recruitment

University of Salford (lead institution)
with University of Brighton; Birmingham Metropolitan College; University of East London

Increasing the diversity of podiatry placements to support the future of podiatry education

University of the West of England, Bristol;
City University, London

Enabling clinical supervisors to better support and nurture students to achieve their full potential: Improving retention in therapeutic radiography

Read more about strategic interventions in health education disciplines (SIHED)

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