The Reach Out for Healthcare Science week it's one week of activities where Year 10 students from local schools get to experience life in a hospital, working in a university, and get some inspiration for career pathways in healthcare science.
The most exciting bit for me had to be when we were doing the ultrasounds and the simulations in King's College Hospital cos it was really interactive and fun, and got to learn more about how they do simulations, and the technicians, and the careers behind it.
For me I think it's making friends because you get a wider connection between people, and that's really important in the future.
I like the hospital because we did different activities such as imaging, lighting, and all that. Whereas here we did more lectures and that was more informative.
We looked at different scanning machines so MRI, CT - which was like really interesting because we never like understood what they were.
I also enjoyed the King's College session where we learnt to stitch up a patient, and also to learn how to draw blood and where to find it, and how much to take exactly, which was really hands-on which I enjoyed.
It was cool going behind the scenes and seeing what else happens and what other job are available to me through which career pathways.
So they work in groups of three or four and they put together a scientific poster on what they've learnt. We judge them on scientific content and creative content. It's a really enjoyable close to the week for them to communicate to us what healthcare science is all about.
If you're really interested in scientific backgrounds, or mathematics, or physics, any of the STEM potential subjects go onto the website and you can choose whatever you want to do.
It’s a hands-on week of work experience in June at our hospitals and King’s College, where you can find out about (and try out!) loads of careers in Healthcare Science.
The Reach out for Healthcare Science Week is designed for students who have a keen interest in science.
During the Healthcare science week, Year 10 students from across south east London will be able to get a first hand insight into various Healthcare Scientist profession.
The programme last five days, and the aim is to let you know all about the many career opportunities there are in healthcare science that you can get involved in.
Over the five days of the course, you’ll get to experience life in a busy hospital, with hands-on activities, like seeing how an MRI scanner works. You’ll also talk to lots of people who work in all sorts of healthcare science areas, and find out what it’s like to study at a University, as you attend talks and also create and present a scientific poster about the subject of your choosing (whichever attracted you most during the week!). The best ones will win prizes! Finally, we’ll give you all the info you need about the best route into the healthcare science careers that interest you most.
If you love STEM subjects – this is a brilliant opportunity to discover more about where your career in healthcare could take you.
To register for one of the 3-week long events, your school will need to be registered – but this is an easy process!
And if you want to watch the video of last year's event, simply click here.