Simulation Special Interest Group

The simulation SIG was established in July 2012 in response to an identified need to promote collaboration and in recognition of the value of a sharing platform to explore good practice between professionals to enhance the learner experience.

The purpose of the group is to facilitate knowledge transfer and promote the sharing of effective and sustainable educational practices across academic and practice environments in respect of the use of simulation for learning.


  • Explore and discuss the development simulated learning within a range of academic and clinical contexts.
  • Share elements of good practice - with cross fertilisation of experience about the use of simulation to enhance the educational experiences for learners.
  • Identify current challenges that could lead to coordinated research projects to explore the use of simulation across a range of contexts.
  • Instigate review of, support and encourage professional publications.


The Spring simulation group meeting took place on the 5th May 2022 and was recorded so that anyone who may not have attended or wish to refer back to it can do so. The video can be found within the On Demand section of the website. 


The following institutions attended the inaugural meeting

  • Birmingham City University
  • City University London
  • Kingston University and St. George's University
  • University Campus Suffolk
  • University of Portsmouth

The group is open to new members with an interest and/or expertise in the use of simulation to enhance the educational experience for learners at all levels via the use of simulation assisted learning. 

If you are interested in joining, please email: Naomi Shiner or Phil Cosson

No membership fee is anticipated at present.