Our UHL Medical Education Strategy is aligned with the UHL Quality Strategy. Our vision is to ‘develop a competent, caring and capable workforce working in an excellent learning environment to provide high quality, safe patient care’. The strategy has five broad themes:
- Enhance a supportive learning environment for learners and trainers
- Provide excellent learning facilities
- Ensure high quality education & governance
- Support workforce developments and Initiatives
- Promote educational excellence and innovation
UHL has a robust quality assurance process which was identified by the GMC as an area of good practice during their 2016 quality visit .
We developed an educational quality dashboard for postgraduate medical education which has been adopted by a number of other UK trusts. A bi-annual local survey has been in place since 2017 to collect our own data which supplements the GMC survey. Regular board level feedback for medical education is embedded in the trust and our CMG Education Leads play a key part in quality assurance.
We deliver virtual teaching using a range of technology related resources and our Digital Learning Technologist is on site to support educators with the use of technology in their teaching practice.
We will soon welcome our educators to use the new digital studio at Glenfield Clinical Education Centre where they will be able to create learning content and resources.
Please contact us if you would like to know what software is currently available.
With affordable prices and a range of housing options across the city, finding somewhere to live shouldn’t be too difficult — whatever your budget.
As in other major cities, housing in Leicester city centre mostly consists of flats, apartments, studios and terraced houses. In the outer suburbs and surrounding villages, semi-detached and detached houses become more commonplace.
A one-bedroom flat in Leicester city centre costs upwards of around £500 a month in rent, while 3-bedroom properties in the suburbs start at £750. No matter if you’re looking to soak up some culture in the city centre or set up shop in suburban serenity, such affordable prices mean your salary will stretch further than you might expect.
The most upmarket areas near the city centre are Stoneygate and Clarendon Park. Both are residential neighbourhoods with a family feel and are ideal for young professionals looking to lay down roots in the city. Other areas worth considering include the leafy village of Oadby; the trendy, urban Cultural Quarter in the east of the city; and the bustling Narborough Road — considered to be the most multicultural street in Britain.
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to schools in Leicester. The city has plenty of state-funded schools including primary schools; secondary schools, special and alternative schools, and sixth form colleges. There are also 22 independent schools in the city, including the prestigious Leicester Grammar School.
As for higher education, Leicester can lay claim to being one of the region’s best destinations for universities. Both Leicester University and De Montfort University rank within the top 75 universities within the UK and have a combined student population of over 30,000, many of whom live in areas such as Oadby, Evington and Clarendon Park.
After you’ve found a school that suits your career ambitions, the next step is to find a place to live.
As with most cities, finding a parking space in Leicester city centre can be a struggle, but knowing where to look can save you a lot of stress.
If you don’t drive, the city’s comprehensive public transport system will help you get from A to B with relative ease. Transport options include buses and Park and Ride.
Leicester also has plenty of taxi options, as well as rail links to most major cities in England. The Leicester to London train, for example, only takes 1 hour 17 minutes.
East Midlands Airport is only a 35-minute drive away from Leicester city centre too!
Leicester City FC are by far the city’s biggest sports team, especially after their 2016 title triumph. The team has an average attendance of around 32,000, making them one of the country’s best-supported clubs outside of football hotspots such as London, Manchester and Liverpool.
It’s not all football, however, as Leicester is home to a number of illustrious clubs across a number of sports. With 10 English Premiership titles, rugby union club Leicester Tigers are the most successful team in the league’s history. Leicestershire County Cricket Club are also based in the city, as are Leicester Riders — the oldest professional basketball team in Britain.
Leicester is brimming with historical and cultural treasures to get stuck into. Mostly notably, the Richard III Visitor Centre explores the infamous reign of the eponymous king, whose remains were found underneath a car park in a 2012 excavation that generated worldwide interest in the city.
Meanwhile, the Jewry Wall Museum delves into the history of Leicester, from prehistory to the medieval period. In the city centre, the stunning New Walk Museum and Art Gallery contains ancient Egyptian mummies and works by luminaries such as Picasso, Turner and Degas.
If the future’s more your bag, then the National Space Centre might just be worth a visit. Located two miles north of the city just off the A6, this interactive centre is a veritable treasure trove of space, science and astronomy. It’s a great day out for the family.
The diversity of sporting and cultural pursuits mirrors the diversity of Leicester’s population. In the near future, the city is poised to become Europe’s first plural city, meaning that no single ethnic will make up the majority. With over 100 languages spoken in the city, this East Midlands melting pot is colourful as it is diverse
With its unique blend of cultures, it’s perhaps unsurprising to hear that Leicester has one of the best food scenes in the country. From Italian to Bengali, Caribbean to traditional British pub grub, a range of cuisines can be sampled throughout the city.
More than a third of Leicester’s inhabitants are of Indian descent, so fans of Indian food will be spoilt for choice. Belgrave Road contains a flurry of first-class curry houses that draw foodies from far and wide. If you’re looking for a romantic meal for two, Leicester certainly won’t let you down either.
Nightlife in the city is equally eclectic. With themed bars and restaurants or traditional craft freehouses, whatever your tastes, lifestyle or budget, Leicester has enough on offer to help you make the most of your time outside the classroom. Cheers to that