Staffordshire University Health & Social Care Workshop
37 Health and Social Care students attended a trip to Staffordshire University’s Centre for Health Care Excellence to gain further knowledge in Health and Social Care skills.
The aim of this event was for the students to learn new skills in a variety of healthcare roles and also to learn what each role would entail in a working setting, all whilst inspiring our students to aim high, motivate them in their studies and to help them realise their dream career was achievable.
The students took part in taster sessions such as paramedic science, midwifery and CPR, where they were able to put the knowledge and skills they had learned in the classroom to the test and develop their practical experience.
Following their taster sessions, the students also took part in a ‘next steps’ workshop where they received tips and advice around writing UCAS personal statements, what to expect in a healthcare specific interview and how to approach finding a work placement.
Haleema Mir, Health and Social Care Student at the Sixth Form College commented on her experience,
‘Attending the workshops really gave me an insight into what working in Healthcare could be like. I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the practical sessions and found the Next Steps workshop very useful. I didn’t realise how many routes are available for when I have finished College and I am now more determined than ever to follow a career in Healthcare.’