WORKFORCE: Birmingham City University has launched a state-of-the-art teaching wing that brings all health-related courses together on one site.

The £2m extension to the university’s faculty of health in Edgbaston includes a virtual radiography suite, a radiography imaging suite and specialist training facilities for visual rehabilitation, and speech and language therapy students.

All health courses will now be taught in the facility, which is part of the award-winning Seacole Building at the university’s City South campus.

Previously diagnostic radiography, radiotherapy, speech and language therapy, visual rehabilitation and foundation degree courses in health and social care were taught at the City North campus.

“The faculty boasts up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that many health and social care students encounter in their practice,” said Stephen Wordsworth, head of the school of health and social care.

“Therefore these resources are essential in providing our students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their skills in a safe and supportive environment.”