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Malaysian royal family visit University of Cumbria

John Freeman
Malaysian nursing students will soon be able to reap the benefits of gaining a qualification from the University of Cumbria. On Monday 19th July, the Crown Prince and Princess of Perlis and other Malaysian dignitaries will visit the Lancaster campus to see health equipment and educational facilities at the campus and speak to the tutors who will be delivering the programmes.

This new learning partnership has been forged between the Allianze College of Medical Sciences in Perlis, north Malaysia, and Cumbria University's Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, reinforcing the university’s ever-expanding international links.

The Crown Princess is president of the college and is keen to see resources at the campus where the BSc and MSc programmes will be taught via distance learning.

“It is a huge honour for the university to welcome the Malaysian royal party to our campus," says Executive Dean for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Dr Robin Talbot. "This agreement between our two institutions will increase the opportunities open to their students and strengthen our expanding links with Malaysia. Current teaching technologies now make it possible for us to deliver effective tuition to other parts of the globe without the need for students to travel here.”

University of Cumbria's Faculty of Health & Wellbeing has 'the best overall student satisfaction scores of any Health Faculty in the North West’ (2009 NSS Outcomes)

Nursing education at the University of Cumbria was rated second in the North West by the Guardian University Guide 2010.

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