Glenside, Bristol
Glenside campus is the home of the School of Health and Social Care at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. It is located on Blackberry Hill in the suburb of Fishponds. grid reference ST625763 . Its clocktower is a prominent landmark, visible from the M32 motorway. Stanley Spencer worked as a medical orderly at the Beaufort Hospital (Glenside) from 1915-16.

The School of Health & Social Care is part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and includes the following schools:
  • Department of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Department of Allied Health Professions
  • Department of Applied Social Sciences and Community Health

It is one of the largest faculties of its kind in the UK offering full- and part-time courses at all levels, from BSc and Diploma courses to MSc and PhD, plus a wide range of continuing education, in the areas of Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Social Work and other health-related professions. Many students undertake placements as part of their course in settings within the Avon, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority area and in some case throughout the southwest of England.

The campus provides a range of facilities including:
  • Student One Stop Shop
  • Library
  • Interprofessional Simulation Suite
  • Human Analysis Laboratory (HAL)
  • Imaging Suite
  • Nursing Skills Simulation Suite
  • Information Technology suites
  • Learning Technologies Technical Unit
  • Catering Services

The Faculty of Health and Social Care was created in 1996 when the former Avon and Gloucestershire College of Health and Bath and Swindon College of Health Studies joined with the existing Faculty of Health and Community Studies at UWE.

For main article see Glenside Museum. Glenside Museum is situated within the Glenside Campus. The museum, founded by Dr Donal F. Early used to be situated in the balcony of the canteen, but has since re-located to the Glenside Chapel. The chapel is a grade 2 listed building. The museums collection consists of a wide range of paraphernalia and images from the life of Glenside and of the local Learning Disability Hospitals of the Stoke Park Group and the Burden Neurological Institution. The museum charges no entrance fee, but depends on donations from the public. The museum currently opens every Wednesday 10am-12pm and Saturdays 10am-12pm, group visits can be arranged.

The school is establishing a reputation for research of international quality in a range of areas based on research centres:
  • Centre for Public Health Research
  • Centre for Clinical and Health Services Research
  • Centre for Learning and Workforce Research
In addition, the school hosts both the whole systems action research group Centre for Social and Organisational Learning as Action Research (SOLAR) and the Centre for Local Democracy which is a multi Faculty research centre of the University.

The buildings are on the site of the old Glenside Hospital (previously known as Beaufort Hospital) which includes several grade II listed buildings dating back to 1861 and built by Henry Crisp:
  • ( Top Lodge at Images of England) now being used as a crime scene training facility.
  • ( Glenside Hospital at Images of England)
  • ( Glenside Hospital Chapel at Images of England) (now a museum)
  • ( Glenside Hospital Lower Lodge at Images of England)
  • ( Glenside Hospital, former isolation block at Images of England)


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