Priorities

Medicine for the Future

Medicine for the Future

To raise £45 million over the next five years.

The priorities include:

  • People

    To raise over £5 million to fund bursaries, scholarships, hardship prizes and academic posts.

    Allowing the best students to be recruited and retained, irrespective of ability to pay.

  • Research

    To raise over £600k to fund 15 PhD students and to develop a number of significant research partnerships.

    In such a changing environment, our approach to research collaborations is highly flexible. The long tradition of research and drug discovery is one of the foundation stones for the fully-fledged medial school. This work was led by the late Professor Mike Cawthorne (holder of the prestigious Research Award for drug discovery, The Society for Medicines Research). We will build on this foundation by offering PhD by research.

  • Equipment

    To raise £1.2 million for the very latest materials, tools and techniques.

    Anatomy is a one of the most important sciences in medicine. It is changing very quickly. Students need help to keep up and experience the very latest materials, tools and techniques.

  • Learning spaces

    To raise £38 million to develop spaces to anticipate the future.

    There is an amazing opportunity to develop spaces to anticipate the future. The university has acquired a beautiful six-acre development site on the banks of the River Great Ouse. Outline planning permission is in place for a suite of new buildings.

To make our vision a reality, and transform the campus, three buildings are envisaged:

  • The main building – With a 200 seat lecture theatre including a simulation suite for medicine and dentistry. The hub for all students of healthcare sciences. Seminar and tutorial rooms and a section for quiet study will lead off from a refectory and social areas on the ground floor.
  • A research building – to provide a translational research facility for diabetes and metabolism, aiming to develop new agents to change radically the onset of obesity and diabetes, in collaboration with specialists at Milton Keynes.
  • A centre for healthcare entrepreneurship – In association with the Enterprise
    Department in the Business School, to develop new service delivery models. Closely linked to the business school this will host emerging pioneering new technologies and service delivery models in healthcare, acting as an incubator for start-ups and provide teaching and seminar facilities.

To find out more, please view our Medical School Brochure or contact us.

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