The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is a joint enterprise of Kingston University and St George's, University of London, established in 1996.
Kingston University and St George’s, University of London have agreed to structural changes that mean the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, jointly managed by the two institutions, will no longer continue in its current form from 1 August 2022. As a result, there will be a change to the university structure in which programmes that are currently part of the joint Faculty are delivered.
Under proposals being developed:
- the School of Nursing and School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work, which run the Kingston University programmes offered through the joint Faculty, will move formally to Kingston University. They will form a new Faculty with Kingston University's School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry
- the Centre for Allied Health, which manages the majority of St George’s programmes in the joint Faculty, will move formally to St George's, becoming part of the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education.
Both institutions will ensure students are kept fully updated once decisions have been made. As is presently the case, new students will be registered either with Kingston University or St George's, University of London, depending on which of the two institutions is responsible for awarding their degree.
The vision of Kingston and St George’s Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education is to support a knowledge-based health, social care and education economy and service reconfiguration. We also aim to contribute to making London a ‘healthy city’ through high-quality education, workforce innovation and research excellence.
Our objectives drive how we do business and ensure the future of health, social care and education in the United Kingdom and abroad. They include:
provision of excellent and cost effective education for practice disciplines
proactive engagement with the public and employers to design, deliver and evaluate education, and research to meet changing service needs for health, social care and schools
valuing diversity and inclusivity to develop a workforce that is fit for purpose, and equipped to innovate and deliver evidence-based change
advancing knowledge and achieving a global reputation for research excellence in practice disciplines.
Academic staff profiles
Born out of partnership, collaboration is central to our way of working at Kingston and St George’s. We work with a wide variety of partners to deliver cutting-edge undergraduate, postgraduate and workforce development education and training. We work collaboratively with health, social care and education providers to promote practice development and workplace learning. Our research also brings together partners from many different backgrounds and countries. This, along with regular consultations with health, social care and education service users, underpins the knowledge and skills of all our staff. Our business development office is dedicated to supporting these activities through on-going industry networking and relationship building.
Below are a few examples of the partners we work with:
To view course specific examples of collaborative partners, please see the course pages on healthcare.ac.uk.