On 19 June, Bournville campus students were immersed in a workshop on handling medical equipment, delivered by Medical Mavericks. Medical Mavericks work to inspire the next generation of medics and scientists by helping students learn and experience medical and sports science equipment.
BTEC Science and A Level students were able to take blood from a fake arm, carry out an ultrasound, have a picture of their retina, take an ECG reading of their heart and use other key medical equipment.
The aim of the workshop was to increase awareness of the many allied careers to medicine, from opthalmics and paramedic science to diagnostic radiography. The more a young person is exposed to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) scientists, the greater the likelihood of them considering STEM as a career option.
Many of our students will have had little interaction with STEM scientists in the past and therefore, this event was an excellent way to hopefully provide a spark that may inspire them. This is therefore an excellent way to improve access to higher education and STEM careers.
The day was a great success; our students were impressed with the workshop and left positive feedback whilst the Medical Mavericks team praised the level of engagement and politeness of our students.
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