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“Equally, staff, often more cynical than students! Were glowing and felt it was really useful.”- Senior Teacher from attending school

 Y10 Alternatives to Medicine at London Southbank University

“Brilliant – can’t wait to come again next time!” – Teacher attending

We welcomed nearly 60 learners to London Southbank University to experience a range of interactive talks and workshops allowing them to think beyond the usual job roles within the health and medical industry.

Prof Lesley Haig the Head of Allied Health Sciences at London South Bank University opened the day, sharing her experience and insight into the sheer range of options that are available within this field. The Medical Maverick took us on an energetic, experimental journey of discovery into the world of cardiology, pulmonology and radiology and in addition introduced us to the medical engineers that are responsible for the specialist equipment used in treatment.

This was followed by a carousel of workshops in Paramedic Science by St Georges, University of London, Paediatric Nursing by Senior Lecturer Fiona Whitwham at London South Bank University and a range of trials and experiments from Tom Warrender, the Medical Maverick.

The day closed with expert advice from Jon Parry Head of Outreach at the Royal Veterinary College on next steps and what experience the learners can start gaining now for a future career in the Healthcare profession.

Y12 Alternative to Medicine at London Southbank University

“Very nice student focussed sessions, very useful for teachers to attend as well.” -Teacher attending

Again we were back at LSBU but with KS5 this time. In addition to Paramedic Science from St Georges, we introduced the learners to Radiography with LSBU Senior Lecturer Ricardo Khine and Pharmacy with Dr John Fletcher, Senior Lecturer at Kingston University.

We had a particularly strong and well informed student panel with ambassadors from Kingston, LSBU and St Georges who were studying a range of Health related courses from biomedical science to nursing. We were also fortunate to have Nursing alumni, Neomi Bennett who spoke about her company started during her degree and the wider opportunities that a degree can give you. We finished with a look through the key competencies that are required to work within the health professions from Rachel Donkor of St Georges Outreach Team.


Y12 You@18 Conference

“All the presenters/student ambassadors were kind, approachable and encouraged the boys to speak up with confidence” -Teacher attending

This was our final conference of the year hosted at Kingston University Business School introduced by Dr Amélie Gourdon-Kanhukamwe, Senior Lecturer in Business Management. We had an interactive and energetic session from ‘Spiral’ which showed our learners the diverse skills they would need to follow their chosen pathways.

We were introduced to understanding the options at post 18 from Suna Marfe, Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions at Kingston College. We then had workshops highlighting the range of post 18 choices including: Higher Apprenticeships presentation from engineering apprentices from Rolls Royce and Imperial College studying at Kingston College. Study Options at University from Lee McMahon, Recruitment Officer at Goldsmith’s University to present the range of study available including part time study, flexible study and Foundation Degrees supported by student ambassadors from Goldsmiths, Roehampton and Kingston University.

The day finished with a personal branding session to equip the learners with a skills profile from Laura Ingham of the Careers Department of Kingston University.

Thank you to all who participated.