St Andrew’s Healthcare staff celebrate graduation

The University of Northampton’s Summer Graduation ceremonies have been taking place this week at the Royal and Derngate Theatre, and thousands of students have celebrated their success with their friends, family, class-mates and lecturers.

Among the graduands were a number of staff from St Andrew’s Healthcare in Northampton, who have been supported to continue learning while working for the charity. The group, which included staff working as Healthcare Assistants, nurses and as clinicians, received their awards on Thursday 20 July.

Twelve members of staff received their Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Mental Health, five graduated with a BsC in Mental Health Nursing, two people completed their Master’s certificates and one received a postgraduate diploma in Education.

Ged Rogers, Clinical Education Manager for St Andrew’s, attended the event. He commented: “It was a great day and so good to see our staff realising their potential and wanting to continue with their studies through our ASPIRE Nurse training programme and other routes. Well done to you all.”

St Andrew’s ASPIRE programme provides financial and ongoing pastoral support to staff who wish to complete a nursing degree. There are currently more than 60 St Andrew’s people at various stages of their academic journey. For more information regarding Nursing at St Andrew’s, please click here.

Congratulations, everyone!

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Certificates were awarded to:

Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Mental Health

Simon Austin – who will now be studying the foundation Degree
Victoria Boyce – going into nurse training via our Aspire programme
Rachel Cooley - who will now be studying the foundation Degree
Liza Ives Olaide (Ruth) Jegede – going into nurse training via our Aspire programme
Helen Lambert – going into nurse training via our Aspire programme
Lara Lar – going into nurse training via our Aspire programme
Samsdeen Lasisi
Audrey Millman-Grant
Michael Reidy – going into nurse training via our Aspire programme
Sara Rodrigues-Abreu
Simone Todd – going into nurse training via our Aspire programme

Bachelor of Science in Mental Health Nursing

Perry Devlin – supported through the Aspire programme
Keira White – supported through the Aspire programme
Sarah Johnson
Jodie Johnson
Daniel Davis

Postgraduate Diploma in Education

Doris Khuzeso

MSc Clinical Research

Philmon Besa

MSc Psychology

Lauren Jeffrey – going on to nurse training via our Aspire programme

(Pictured left to right: Audrey Millman-Grant, Olaide Jegede, Ged Rogers, Simone Todd)