University of the West of England – Bristol, United Kingdom Visits Texila American University

Dr. Wesley C. Torrington (Left), Prof. Steven Neill (Second left), Prof. Helen Langton (Second Right) & Mr. Ashok Kumar (Right)

Prof. Helen Langton – The Pro Vice Chancellor & Executive Dean and Prof. Steven Neill – The Deputy Dean of the University of West England (UWE) – Faculty Of Health Sciences visited Texila American University (TAU) last Monday, 27th Feb 2011 for making a formal review on the facilities and learning resources for the upcoming collaborative Nursing Program to be conducted by TAU in association with the UWE. UWE is consistently one of Britain’s leading universities for quality in teaching, and has a strong research tradition and history.

Texila American University believes that the upcoming collaboration can benefit the Nursing Students of TAU in many ways including, the adaptation of the standardized curriculum of the UWE, The option to choose Pathway Programs enabling the student to do the First part of the program in Guyana and the second Part in United Kingdom and the getting the professional expertise of UWE to raise the standards followed during the course of the Nursing Education at TAU.

Mr. Ashok Kumar, The International Operations Manager mentioned that “the agenda of the visit included the Review of Curriculum, Classrooms, Library, the Nursing Skills & other Laboratories and other Learning resources available at TAU. He also added that the outcome of the Visit of the UWE Officials is positive and TAU is looking at going forward with the Collaboration Immediately. The program intake is expected to start in May 2012 and will also be taken for the review of the General Nursing Council of Guyana and the National Accreditation Council Guyana for the formal approval.

TAU currently offers Doctor of Medicine(MD)&Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Programs in its Campus located in Woolford Avenue, Georgetown and has 65+ students in its Medical program. The current student population hails from different Countries including India, Africa, USA & Guyana.

TAU is working towards towards its goal to play a major role in attracting International students to Guyana – A Country which has all required resources to become the Educational Hub in the Caribbean and South American Region. The upcoming Collaborative Nursing program will be one its key programs to move towards TAU’s goal by attractinggood number of students from the neighboring countries.