Practice Learning Awards

Practice Learning Awards


It was lovely to be able to present our 2023 Educator Awards on the 25th July. Well done to all those that were nominated- we had over 90 nominations from students across all our courses and it was fantastic to read all the great experiences that our learners have had on placement and to hear how inspired they were about their placements and educators. Thank you.

The Winners, chosen by students on a leadership placement, were:

The Extra Mile Award: Dorcus Ogunbunmi, Nursing Clinical Practice Facilitator, University Hospitals Sussex

The Most Inclusive Person: Stephen Wood, Physiotherapist, Goring Hospital, Circle Health Group

Team of the Year: Occupational Therapy Team, Heathfield Ward, Sussex Partnership Trust

Facilitator of the Year: Tracey MacInnes, Community Midwife, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

Congratulations to you all.


You can see the shortlist and short video of nominations here: Ed Awards 2023



Well done to everyone that was nominated this year and thank you to Mia Sirota-Gott, Jaymee Rubin, Joseph Barsoum and Eufrazia Da Costa Moniz (Nursing students), for helping to coordinate the awards. Once again we had nominations from many Health and Sport Courses and it was fantastic to read the feedback that the students gave for their educators. We really do appreciate all the hard work and support you give for our students- THANK YOU.


The winners were:

Extra Mile: Courtney Vint (Occupational Therapist, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)

Most Inclusive Person: Jo Southall (Occupational Therapist, Independent Practice) 

Team of the Year: Rye Rehabilitation Team (East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust)

Facilitator of the Year: Benjamin Coffey (Surrey Physio) 


Congratulations to our winners who all receive a £25 voucher

Here was the award ceremony Ed Awards 2022



We recently celebrated our new Practice Learning Awards 2021, an initiative led by two occupational therapy students on a leadership placement with Channine; Sinead Aksoy and Harry Covill. It was wonderful reading all the fantastic nominations that were received form students, in total we had over 100 educators / teams nominated. This shows the gratitude that the students have for the support you have provided them during this last year. Reading the quotes it was evident that the practice teams have all gone above and beyond in providing meaningful learning opportunities for students- thank you!

All those nominated were sent a CPD certificate and invited to attend the award event on July 14th when the winners were announced:

The Extra Mile award: ELENA PAPARELLO

Midwife, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


The Most Inclusive Person award: ANNE-MARIE EATON

Deputy Sister, Fishbourne Ward, St Richards Hospital, University Sussex Hospitals


Team of the Year Award: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TEAM, OCEAN HOUSE, St. Leonards. East Sussex County Council


Practice Facilitator of the year award: SAMUEL WHITTAKER, Physiotherapist (MSK)

Dorking Hospital, Central Surrey Health


Congratulations to our winners who all receive a £25 voucher.


Watch the 30 min event here


Watch this compilation of ‘Thank you’ messages from students: watch here