The Faculty of Health & Social Science (HSS) at Bournemouth University has a long standing reputation for providing student-centred, innovative programmes of education that prepare and develop health and social care practitioners. We take pride in the quality of our educational experience, working closely with partners in health, social care and private service provision to ensure studying at HSS leads to fitness for practice and purpose. We offer a wide variety of under graduate programmes- the four branches of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, operating department practice, social care, community and youth work and, in conjunction with partners, chiropractic, exercise science, nutrition and early years. In addition, there are many courses for qualified health and social care professionals who may wish to continue their personal and professional development at under graduate or post graduate levels. We have dynamic researchers working in the School who are contributing to new knowledge around a number of topics, working collaboratively across the School, University and health and social care community.