National Healthcare Weekend LIVE - 19-20 March 2022 - registrations open now
Applications for the Allied Healthcare Mentor LIVE virtual event are open now to students in Years 10-13. Discover more about careers in allied healthcare includes nursing, midwifery, paramedics, physiotherapists, occupational therapy, radiography, art/drama/music therapists, dieticians, operating department practitioners, podiatrists, osteopaths, orthoptists, speech and language therapists.
This is a fully packed weekend with an opportunity to virtually meet a variety of healthcare professionals, learn from admissions experts about how to strategically choose a university course, write a personal statement, navigate interviews and apply for healthcare apprenticeships!
Register Now for Allied Healthcare Mentor LIVE
When and where is it?
National Healthcare Weekend will be taking place on the 19th and 20th March 2022 online, via your own unique portal!
The great thing about attending the weekend Live is that you have the opportunity to speak to a variety of healthcare professionals virtually via zoom. However, if you are unable to attend the LIVE event, you can opt to register for the E-learning course which will be available throughout April for you to watch all of the recorded talks.
All students will receive a certificate of attendance. This event is something that you can list on your UCAS application under the section entitled 'what courses have you attended that prepare you for higher education'. Therefore, attending the event (LIVE or via the e-learning) is useful for your UCAS application!
Saturday 19th March 2022
10:00 Welcome and Introduction to Day 1 of Healthcare Weekend
10:15 How to make an informed decision about a healthcare career
10:30 How to obtain work experience
11:00-11:20 Morning break
11:20-12:20 Breakout session one: students join a virtual breakout room of their choice where they will have a 30 minute career presentation and a 30 minute Q&A with healthcare professionals
12:20-12:50 Lunch break
12:50 How to apply to university healthcare courses: the UCAS application
13:20 Breakout session two: students join a virtual breakout room of their choice where they will have a 30 minute presentation from a university admissions rep to explain how to apply to a specific career degree and a 30 minute Q&A with the university rep
14:40 Breakout Session three: students join a virtual breakout room of their choice where they will have a 30 minute presentation from a healthcare professional about the training pathways within their chosen career and a 30 minute Q&A with the specialty healthcare professional.
15:40-16:00 Whole group teaching on working in the NHS, structure of the NHS, commissioning and resource allocation
16:00 Session End
Sunday 20th March
10:00 Welcome and Introduction to Day 2 of Healthcare Weekend
10:15-10:45 Whole group teaching on the role of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) with clinical case examples and worksheets to learn about how different healthcare professionals come together to provide care for each patient.
10:45-11:00 Q&A regarding the clinical cases and panel discussion from different healthcare professionals
11:20-12:20 Breakout Session one: students join a virtual breakout room of their choice where they will have a 30 minute career presentation on a 'subspecialty' within their chosen career and a 30 minute Q&A with healthcare professionals.
12:20-12:50 Lunch Break
12:50-13:10 How to apply to Apprenticeships
13:10-14:10 Breakout Session two: students join a virtual breakout room of their choice where they will have a 30 minute apprenticeship presentation on their chosen career and a 30 minute Q&A with healthcare professionals.
14:10-14:30 Afternoon Break
14:30-15:00 Breakout Session three: students join a virtual breakout room of their choice where they will have a 20 minute presentation on 'subject choices and entry requirements' for their chosen career by a university admissions rep and a 10 minute Q&A.
15:00-15:30 Breakout Session four: students join a virtual breakout room of their choice where they will have a 20 minute presentation on an 'alternative career' within a specific healthcare career by a healthcare professional and a 10 minute Q&A.
Alternative careers are career options that you can pursue outside of a clinical healthcare setting. Healthcare degrees open many doors beyond patient care, which are also worth exploring.
15:30-15:40 10 minute break
15:40-16:00 Whole group presentation on how to write an healthcare personal statement and prepare for healthcare interviews
16:00 End of Day 2
Students can register for 1 LIVE day for £25 or both days for £45. Alternatively, students can opt for the E-learning course which is £10.