Local students across Peterborough joins forces with hospital staff to celebrate NHS Discovery Day

Local students across Peterborough join forces with hospital staff to celebrate NHS Discovery Day

Peterborough City Hospital welcomed students from across Peterborough to learn more about the various roles within the NHS.

A total of 50 students from Stanground Academy, Thomas Clarkson Academy and Jack Hunt were involved in NHS Discovery Day.

The students were split into two groups and given a tour around the hospital before visiting numerous departments, which included: Pharmacy, Theatres, Diagnostic Imaging, Radiotherapy, Rehabilitation and Microbiology.

All three schools had the opportunity to visit the Anglia Ruskin Peterborough campus and experience a hands on taster session in Nursing and Paramedic Science in the skills lab.

Ellen Marshall, Recruitment Officer, Anglia Ruskin University, said:  “The students got to meet some of our academic staff and see the facilities which we offer, they also got the opportunity to meet current Anglia Ruskin students and ask them questions about the course and life on campus.”

The day was organised by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Collaborative Outreach Network and Anglia Ruskin University and aims to promote awareness of alternative careers within the NHS to raise aspirations for young people regarding applying to universities.

Nikki Davies, Widening Participation Officer at North West Anglia Foundation Trust said:  “We host the NHS Discovery Days in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University and we welcome the opportunity for students to see first-hand what goes on behind the scenes in different departments. As always it’s great to see we have lots of young people who are interested in a career within the NHS, which is an encouraging signs for our future workforce.” 

Back to Trust News