Peterborough City Hospital welcomed students from all across Peterborough to gain an insight into the various roles available within the NHS.
A total of 71 students from both sixth forms and colleges, including Neale-Wade Academy, Ken Stimpson, Peterborough Reginal College, Nene Park and Thomas Deacon Academy, took part in NHS discovery day
Nikki Davis, Widening Participation Officer said: “This is the second year running that we have taken part in NHS Discovery Day. Last year was really successful and such a fantastic opportunity for students to see first-hand what goes on behind the scenes in certain departments and to see some of the careers available within the NHS. We hope the students have enjoyed having a look behind the scenes at what careers are available.”
The groups were taken on tours through Pharmacy and Diagnostic Imaging and had an Introduction to the role of a Physiotherapist, getting a behind the scenes feel of each department. The students then returned to Anglia Ruskin University to find out about careers in nursing, biomedical science and touched upon being a paramedic.
Peterborough Collaborative Outreach Network and Anglia Ruskin University arranged the day, with the aim being to promote awareness of alternative careers within the NHS, as well as to raise aspirations for young people applying to universities.
Jonathan Secker, Marketing Manager for the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Anglia Ruskin University said: “The NHS discovery day is a great opportunity for these students to find out more about the great range of opportunities that are available within the NHS. To be able to run an event that shows both the university setting and the hospital side is an experience that will really help and inspire the students.”