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University student lands editorial role


Louise Goodyear, who is based at the University’s education centre in Burton, beat the competition to be named the editor for the Adult Branch section of the “Nursing Times”.

Louise will write a weekly blog for the publication exploring issues affecting the student nursing community as well as making regular appearances at “twitchats” and answering questions and offering support.

Louise is a student nurse at the University, currently in her second year on the BNurs (Hons) Adult Nursing course.

The Nursing Times were said to be overwhelmed by the quantity of applications they received for the posts on offer. The four editors who made it through were chosen not just for their writing ability but for their commitment to helping and supporting the student nurse community.

Speaking about her success, Louise said: “I decided to apply for the role as I feel passionately that student nurses need a voice.

“To become a nurse is my everything. Being able to compassionately support and aid patients and their families and friends in times of need is truly humbling.

“I am proud to be a student nurse and proud to be one from such a fantastic university!”

More information on Louise, and the three other chosen editors, can be found on The Nursing Times website at


For more information please contact James Allen in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322003

Date Issued: Friday 4 October 2013

For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

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