Staff and students from Teeside University recently welcomed the Society and College of Radiographers Chief Executive, Richard Evans, for a tour around the School of Health and Social Care.
Richard partook in a full programme of events put on by the university, and met with Philip Cosson, SCoR Council Member for the Northern Region, Jacquie Vallis, Chair of the International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR), and Simon Richards Chair of the Consortium for Accreditation of Sonography Education (CASE).
During the tour, Richard was given a demonstration of the world class Regional Ultrasound Simulation Centre, observed the benefits of Structured Preliminary Clinical Evaluation training, gained insights into innovative distance learning in forensic radiography, witnessed a ‘virtual radiography’ simulation session, and participated in a problem-based learning session with the university’s 15th MSc pre-registration masters cohort.
Following the visit, Richard recognised the important contribution the staff at the university are making to the profession.
He said: “I was delighted to able to speak to Marion Grieves, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, about the challenges of radiography education and the contributions of members of the team to the profession outside the university.
“In particular, the roles performed voluntarily by Phil, Jacquie and Simon have national and international impact.”