Insight into the Professions

InsightsOur Insight into the Professions sessions give Year 10 students at local schools a fun and engaging view of the healthcare, legal and engineering professions. 

We are holding three Insight into the Professions events in 2022 covering the healthcare, engineering, and legal professions. Events will take place in person on campus Wednesday afternoons.

The sessions aim to raise students’ awareness of professional careers and opportunities available to them. Events will provide students with useful information and tools to help them make informed decisions about their futures. 

Each event will focus on a particular professional industry. Students will hear from our award winning Careers team, and have an opportunity to take part in an interactive lecture. Each session will end with a campus tour led by a University of Birmingham student. There will be plenty of opportunity for students to get involved and ask questions.

Bookings for these sessions will open on this page in January 2022. Places are limited and so will be offered on a first come, first serve basis to local widening participation schools.

Insight into Healthcare Professions - Virtual Resources

In July 2021, we held a virtual event for students interested in healthcare professions including medicine, nursing and dentistry. Below are the recordings from that event. 

Healthcare careers

Speaker: Jenny Mullins-White (FHEA), Careers Consultant – College of Medical and Dental Sciences
About: Find out more about NHS careers and the huge range available. Jenny gives you tips on what you can do now to get experience and to learn more about these professions.

Watch Healthcare careers

Student Experience Talk and Q&A

Speakers: Undergraduate students from Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Sciences 
Undergraduate students discuss a typical day for them as healthcare students on our Dentistry, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences programmes. Year 10 students then put their questions to the group in a live Q&A session.

Watch Student Experience Talk

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Managing the unconscious, unresponsive patient

Speaker: Benjamin Stanley, University of Birmingham Life Saving Society
About: Experience a University of Birmingham lecture on cardiopulmonary resuscitation to find out what it's like to study a healthcare related degree firsthand. This talk also gives you an insight into what being a healthcare professional involves. The session is followed by a live Q&A on the lecture content.

 Watch Cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Managing the unconscious, unresponsive patient

Finding healthcare work experience

Speaker: Nisharthika, third year Medicine student
About: Nisharthika talks you through the different types of work experience available to you and how you can access these. She also shares her very own top-tips for you to take away.

 Watch Finding healthcare work experience

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For further information about Insight into the Professions, please email