Almost two hundred healthcare experts gathered at Southampton's Solent University for a two-day exploration of simulated learning's future.

The event, fully booked and hosted by SimNet for NHS South-East, saw over 150 delegates from the South-East England region discuss innovative simulation practices.

The conference aptly dubbed Simulation4Safety is in line with Solent University's approach where advanced teaching techniques are being explored.

Sarah Keeling-Smith, SimNet Project Manager, said: "The KSS Regional Simulation Project is absolutely thrilled to have our third simulation conference hosted at the impressive Solent University this month. We have been honoured to welcome simulation experts and practitioners from across the UK to converge and exchange insights at this prestigious event.

"This conference has been sold out for some time and we would like to thank the staff at Solent University for making us feel so welcome and providing such fantastic help for what has been a truly remarkable experience for all who attended."

Solent University is increasingly investing in simulated learning across its range of departments.

The intent is to equip graduates with essential skills sought by diverse industries.

One example is the Warsash Maritime School, which utilises specialised simulation facilities for practical training.

The school houses the UK's largest Maritime Simulation Centre, attracting international ranking talents.

Apart from maritime studies, Solent extends its simulated learning approach to budding finance professionals, filmmakers, and law students.

The University’s Bloomberg Suite presents real-time trading scenarios, while the Virtual Production Stage introduces the latest filmmaking tech. A teaching-focused law court is another example of this. Solent recently doubled its teaching capability for nurse training with a Human Health Lab.

The lab, featuring an Anatomage table, a nursing station, and six beds, mirrors a real hospital ward, thereby prepping students for practical healthcare roles.

The conference not only featured various simulation-related discussions but also showcased an exhibition hall with the latest simulated teaching equipment.

The event's final workshop was delivered by Solent’s Senior Criminology Lecturer, Nigel Lee, wherein he invited participants to discuss the intersection of criminology and nursing via simulated technology.