Year 11 Activities

Our programme of Year 11 activities aims to increase understanding of different healthcare careers, ranging from a "Mini Medical School" to our annual student-led Junior Emergency Medicine (JEM) conference.

Mini Medical School

Designed for pupils considering applying to study Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and other healthcare professions the 10-week course is fun and informative. It provides a scientific background to improve your understanding of the human body, the different roles of healthcare professionals and health issues facing us today.

Feedback from previous participants has included:

“Very informative sessions. Well presented with very knowledgeable contributors.”

“Fascinating talks, interesting and well presented.”

“Very good presentations. Very informative, I learnt lots and good practical sessions.”

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Mini Medical School competition

We offer 10 free Mini Medical School places each year (5 in spring and 5 in autumn) for students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in Higher Education and healthcare professions.

This competition is open to students who come from backgrounds that are currently under-represented in the medical profession (for example, students with parents who have not been to university, students eligible for free school meals, students from groups with a low progression to university), are aged 15-16 (Year 11), and who have parental/guardian consent.

Find out more about the Mini Medical School, and apply here for the competition. Deadline Thursday 12th September 2019.

Junior Emergency Medicine

JEM is a one-day introduction to emergency medicine for Year 11 students who may be interested in studying medicine, nursing or an allied health profession.

Run by medical and nursing students it will give you hands-on experience of being part of a simulated emergency assessment team, you will undergo simulations similar to those used to train healthcare students and you will gain practical skills to support you in making an application to University in the future. Applicants from families with no previous experience of higher education and from areas with low progression to higher education will be prioritised for places on this scheme.

JEM takes place on a Saturday in November each year.

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