Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology

The Departments within the Faculty have very strong partnership links with practice across all health and science fields, this includes the NHS, private, statutory and voluntary sectors, and work-based learning is an integral aspect of all the programmes that we offer. This is supported by the use of the state-of-the-art Clinical Skills Centre and Biotech Laboratories in the James Hehir Building at Ipswich, resources which are invaluable for learning, assessment and research.

The Faculty works in close collaboration with Norfolk and Suffolk Workforce Partnership to ensure all programmes are fit for purpose and practice is well supported by the Practice Education Facilitators. Employment post qualification is over 90% in the region and represents our strong commitment to both widening participation and workforce development.

We have also experienced exciting developments with research and scholarly activity within the Faculty, with increased numbers of staff undertaking doctoral programmes, presenting at conferences, publishing, and becoming involved with the organisation and leadership of external events. Key areas of research within the Faculty focus on biotechnology, dementia and ageing, inter-professional learning, pressure ulcer prevention, learning technology, student achievement, assessment methodologies and smart systems.

Departments within the Faculty

Department of Health Sciences

Provision includes Foundation degrees, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We work with NHS Trusts in Suffolk and Norfolk to offer local training.

Department of Science and Technology

The Department of Science and Technology is a vibrant, innovative, interdisciplinary environment for learning, research and knowledge exchange.

Visiting Academics

The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology is pleased to have appointed a range of Visiting Professors, Visiting Senior Fellows and Visiting Fellows.

The full list of Visiting Academics can be viewed by selecting the link below.

Students in Practice

These pages provide help and information for members of the extended University of Suffolk family who support, guide, teach and assess students engaging in the practice elements of their studies.

University of Suffolk students

Service User Forum

This Forum is a small and informal group of people from many backgrounds who have experienced or have supported others with local health and/or social care services. The Forum meets for two hours, every two months at the University.