Health career workshops to give insight for pupils

Health career workshops to give insight for pupils

School students interested in a career in health or medicine had the opportunity this week to experience life on the front line of medical care.

The Career in Health hands-on workshops are organised by the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University, and give third year pupils from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire schools the chance to gain an insight into a variety of health and medical careers.

Attendees examined a variety of x-ray and radiographic images and operate surgical simulators among many other activities covering disciplines such as: Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing and Midwifery, Sports and Exercise Science, Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy.

Heather Broad, who organised the workshops at the University of Aberdeen, said: “The event is always very popular and a huge success, with around 70 pupils attending this year.

“The workshops are a brilliant way to enthuse school pupils about higher education and the vast range of careers within the health and medical fields. As well as participating in interactive workshops, pupils will also meet with current Students and Academics who will equip them with information regarding how to progress onto a Career in Health.”

Education Liaison Officer for RGU, Camilla-Erika Campbell, added “We are now in the fourth year of running this event and we get such a positive response each time. It is a great chance for pupils to explore the different options within health careers and introduce them to other opportunities they may never have considered before.”