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Nottingham Trent University to host St John Ambulance to deliver vital COVID-19 vaccination training

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) will host St John Ambulance to train hundreds of volunteers as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme.

Approximately 100 volunteers a day will be trained at NTU by St John Ambulance

Throughout February and March, the NTU Events and Conferencing team will provide access to the Dryden building on the University’s City Campus free of charge to be used as a Nottingham training centre, to help support the national COVID-19 effort.

Approximately 100 volunteers a day will be trained at NTU, who will then be able to support vaccination centres in various roles in and around Nottingham.

St John Ambulance aims to train around 30,000 vaccination volunteers by Spring 2021 and the first teams of trained volunteers have already begun administering the vaccine across the country.

Jill Miles, Head of Operational Planning and Delivery at Nottingham Trent University, said: “We are very proud to open our doors to St John Ambulance to deliver this important training as part of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme.  This has provided the university with another opportunity to continue our ongoing support with the national COVID-19 effort.

“Our Dryden facilities will allow St John Ambulance to train up to 100 volunteers a day through February and March and we applaud all the vaccination volunteers stepping up to take part in the fight against this pandemic.”

  • Notes for editors

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

    A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 87% satisfaction score in the 2020 National Student Survey, above the sector average of 83%.

Nottingham Trent University to host St John Ambulance to deliver vital COVID-19 vaccination training

Published on 5 February 2021
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