School students get access-all-areas to hospital

Posted by pt91 at Jul 01, 2011 12:35 PM |
Throughout next week the Leicester Royal Infirmary will be throwing open its doors to selected secondary school students from across the city.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, together with the University of Leicester and the Leicester Secondary Education Improvement Partnership, is giving students selected by their schools an access-all-areas insight into careers in healthcare over 4-8 July.

A series of workshops led by professionals primarily working in Leicester’s hospitals and the University will give the visitors an insight into the multitude of careers available in the healthcare sector – and emphasise that a hospital is more than just doctors and nurses!

The aim is to help raise the aspirations of young people who may not have previously considered higher education as an option, an aim that forms a cornerstone of the University’s philosophy. Dr Hitesh Pandya, clinical senior lecturer in our Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, also notes that the week will bring an added bonus to both hospitals and students: part of the programme will involve the students in applying their experience to help make services for young people with asthma more relevant to patients.

Share this page: