In mid-January 2019, our Level 3 Health & Social Care students attended a Clinical Skills day at St George’s Hospital, Tooting. The day involved hearing about careers in the healthcare sector with insight into the skills practised by healthcare professionals.
The workshop was organised in partnership with Aimhigher and the National Collaborative Outreach Programme.
In addition to the careers talk from professionals, on the day students heard from Student Ambassadors on applying to St. George’s University of London, the university selection process, student life and student finance; along with subject-specific presentations on Medicine, Physiotherapy, Radiography, and Healthcare Science.
Hannah Aidoo, a current Level 3 Health & Social Care, felt the day has aided her career ambition “the workshop was insightful and gave me more knowledge about the course I want to pursue and gave answers to questions which were bordering me. I also had the opportunity to partake in wonderful experiences such as listening to the heartbeat of a baby in a womb. The ambassadors were friendly, informative and answered all questions to full understanding. The workshop was a very good use of time”.
Other learners expressed they were more confident to attend upcoming university interviews as a result of workshops preparing them for Multiple Mini Interviews.
Overall, the day inspired learners and left a lasting impression with our students, one of which has decided to make enquiries about studying a healthcare qualification come the final year of her course.
For more information about our courses in Health & Social Care visit: https://www.merton.ac.uk/courses-list/full-part/childcare-health-and-social-care-2 for more details.