UH Online - University of Hertfordshire

Welcome to the Open Day - School of Health and Social Work
MSc Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion (online)
Your presenters today
Dr Audrey Kempson
Programme Tutor
Dr Audrey Kempson EdD (Herts), MSc
Training and Development
(Leics), RMN is a mental health nurse
by profession and is also involved in
pre and post registration mental health
nursing training.
Jan Woodward
Module Tutor
Jan Woodward, BA (Hons) CQSW, is
a social worker and psychotherapist,
who has been leading the
development of recovery services for
over 20 years in her capacity as a
manager within Social Services and
an NHS Foundation Trust.
About today
1) UH and School of Health and Social Work
2) What to expect when you study online
3) About the course
4) Assessment and Support
5) Entry requirements and Fees
6) Questions
About University of Hertfordshire
• Located in Hatfield
• More than 2,650 staff
• Turnover of £ 233 million
• 27,200 students
• 2,800 international students from 85 countries
Ranked ‘Top New University’ (Complete University Guide 2010)
Included in Top 350 World Universities’ (Times Higher Education
World University Rankings 2011/12)
Ranked one of the top 100 ‘young’ universities in the world
(Times Higher Education 100 ‘under 50’ rankings 2012.)
Ranked one of the top 100 most international universities in the
world (Times Higher Education 2014)
School of Health and Social Work
• We are one of the country’s largest providers of
health and social work education
• We have strong links with the National Health
Service and local authorities. Our NHS partners are:
• East of England
• London
• South of England
• East Midlands
• Research Excellence: Our nursing research was
ranked 6th highest out of 35 submissions across the
UK in the latest Research Assessment Exercise
What to expect when you study Online
• Learning Resources available through Studynet
• Modules with fixed start and end dates
• Fixed dates for assignment submission and
other assessments
• Other than that you can fit study around work
and family
• Commitment: Part-time study: 10 – 15 hrs /week
(Actual study time may vary on prior subject
Learning Resources
Module Portal
Module Information
Module News
Teaching Resources
Discussion forums
Module Blog / Wiki
Assignments Section
Additionally access to
• UH Library with e-books, e-journals
What you will study
Innovation in Mental Health Recovery Theory and
Practice (30 credits)
Research in Mental Health Recovery Practice (30
Leadership for Innovation (30 credits)
Legislation and Policy: Mental Health Recovery and
Social Inclusion (30 credits)
Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion Project
(60 credits)
How this MSc is aligned with NHS polices, guidance and Clinical
Commissioning Groups:
Quote from Alison Ryan Head of Recovery in Hertfordshire Partnership
University NHS Foundation Trust:
• High quality mental health services with an emphasis on recovery is the first of
25 priorities in DOH guidance ‘Closing the Gap: Priorities for essential change in
mental health’ (Jan 2014).
• Previous mental health policy and guidance has been clear about the central
role of Recovery in mental health practice.
Rewarding careers
Progress up the career ladder
A different approach: Develop innovative practice in
your workplace towards a more recovery and inclusive
Innovate: Develop innovative projects relating to
mental health recovery and social inclusion and skills
to evaluate them.
Academia: Go into research or teaching.
For those who are service users or carers, a
successful completion of the course could open the
possibility of considering a career in mental health, or
in mental health research.
Range of assessment methods, including:
• Essays
• Practical work
• Group work
Programme level
• Programme Tutor
• Induction Programme
• Student Handbook
• UH Disability Advisor
• Careers and Placements service
Module level
• Module tutors
• Project supervisor
• Peer support (through forums)
• Learning Resources (Studynet)
• e-Books & downloadable software
UH Online
• Administrators
• Educational Technologists
What you will be working towards…
Your Certificate:
• MSc Mental Health Recovery and
Social Inclusion
from the University of Hertfordshire
Attend the University of Hertfordshire
graduation ceremony, Hertfordshire, UK
What our current students say…
“People who are employed within the
NHS are familiar with online learning,
but accredited opportunities are rarely
extended to people who use those
This course is unique in being online
and also inclusive of all, as well as
being open to international students.
This mix of people adds to the
discussions, bringing a wider
perspective to the topics of recovery
and social inclusion in practice.”
Karen Machin, Merseyside UK
“I was initially sceptical about doing an
online course but the staff are supportive
and I particularly like the flexibility it
provides. I would recommend this course
to anyone who would like to enhance their
knowledge on recovery and make a
difference to our clients’ lives.”
Joyce Rambanepasi
Community Mental Health Nurse
Stevenage, UK
“The relationships that have developed
online & via Skype has been priceless.
Sharing experience enriches one's
Ingrid Ozols
• £560 per 15 credits
• Total programme, currently: £6,720
• Pay fees by semester, in advance - typically
£1,120 - £2,240 per semester
Fees – what is included
•Tuition, project supervision (group-led or
individual) and all the assessments
•Online learning resources, available
through StudyNet - the University’s
managed learning environment
•Books / eBooks and software
Entry Requirements
Typically, a good first degree or equivalent, as well as having involvement in
mental health services delivery.
Welcome applications from service users, carers, or those involved in mental
health services delivery that do not have a first degree.
Applicants whose first language is not English: an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with
no less than 6.5 in any band) or equivalent.
How to Apply
Submit an Application Form, plus photocopies of
• Exam certificates and transcripts
• Photo page of passport
• References
Apply by: 15th July 2014 for a September 2014 start
Please allow two weeks for a response to your
Your questions
The next steps…
• Visit: go.herts.ac.uk/online
• Complete an application form, gather
supporting documents and references
• Submit to [email protected]
Best of Luck!

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