We are delighted that BU has received the prestigious UNICEF Baby Friendly Gold Award for Universities. This award recognises the quality of Bournemouth University’s midwifery programme. The UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) supports the embedding of infant feeding and relationship building within the curriculum, ensuring that graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to support families effectively.
Bournemouth University's BFI Core Team includes:
- Dr Alison Taylor, BFI Project Lead
- Sara Stride, Deputy BFI Project Lead
- Dr Daisy Wiggins, BFI Champion Lecturer
- Dr Dominique Mylod, BFI Champion Lecturer
Professor Vanora Hundley, Deputy Dean Research And Professional Practice within the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and BU's Baby Friendly Guardian, said: "We are extremely proud of our team who work so hard to ensure that students have the latest evidence and knowledge to support mothers and babies to get the best start in life".
We would particularly like to thank Dr Alison Taylor who has been instrumental in introducing and embedding the BFI standards into the midwifery programme. She has been an inspiration to the midwifery team and to the BU students who are studying at a BFI (now Gold) accredited university. Her leadership has aided the development of a BFI Core Team, which is an essential requirement to demonstrate the sustainability of the teaching and learning that relate to the BFI standards and how they will continue to be provided.
We would like to thank all staff and students who have been involved in the assessments leading to Bournemouth University achieving the sustainability award.