COVID-19 Updates: For advice and updates for staff, students, and applicants who may have concerns about the coronavirus outbreak please visit our Situation Updates page.

Staff and students asked to cook up a storm and support nurses

Date 3.05.2019

Staff and students are being asked to ‘raise their whisks’ for a good cause and support the 2019 International Nurses Day.

To mark the celebrations, a national ‘bake-off’ is being orchestrated by the nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants support charity Cavell Nurses’ Trust.

The University is asking cake makers of all abilities to join in by ‘raising their whisks’, firing up their ovens and showing off their culinary creations for judging – and consuming – on Monday 13 May.

Entries need to be ready for judging in the Owl’s Nest of the Learning Hub at Waterside at 11am that day.

At 2pm, each will be judged by Faculty of Health and Society staff, students and service users to give an overall agreed score.

The highest score wins the ‘bake off’ and then the event will continue to the highlight of the day – all of the baked goods will be on sale, with proceeds going to Cavell Trust.

There will be a ‘People’s Vote’ for the ‘runner-up patisserie’ prize, a £2 ‘sweepstake’ £2 a ticket and nursing students will be writing down their thoughts about why they feel proud to be a part of the profession.

Held on 12 May each year – the anniversary of pioneering Victorian nurse Florence Nightingale’s birth – International Nurses Day is a worldwide celebration of the contributions nurses make. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A voice to lead – Health for All’.

For more information, email Ruth Edwards, using the subject line ‘Bake-Off’, to: