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School of pharmacy opens its doors after £3m refurb

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School of pharmacy opens its doors after £3m refurb

The University of Wolverhampton’s school of pharmacy has opened its doors following a £3m refurbishment project.

The school of pharmacy’s revamped facilities include a new ‘flexible professional learning space’ that includes a dispensary, counselling rooms and “simulation space” to help develop clinical skills, as well as a new teaching space that accommodates up to 120 students. 

Professor Ruth Edwards, head of the school of pharmacy, said: “This exciting refurbishment has been designed to enhance our successful pharmacy course offering for a rapidly changing professional landscape.

“The extended learning facilities and meeting rooms will bring staff and students together in the heart of the city of Wolverhampton to support a vibrant and collegiate pharmacy community.

“Applications for pharmacy courses are on the rise and this investment will move the university’s plans forward for continuing to develop our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Over the past few years we’ve completely changed the ethos of how deliver pharmacy education with our investment in team-based learning facilities.

“The learning is active rather than static, encouraging teamwork which provides students with opportunities to engage more with their peers and we hope that this further refurbishment will offer students an improved environment in which to study and learn.

“This new space will enable us to build on that and enhance the clinical, professional and multi-professional teamworking skills of students through simulation and inter-professional education, which in turn will ensure patients in the city and region continue to receive the best person-centred care from our graduates.”

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust clinical director Angela Davis said: "I am really looking forward to working with the school to deliver more clinical placements with greater content and exposure to hospital and general practice, greater opportunities for work experience and a collaborative approach to quality improvement, research and development.”

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