Medical Mavericks Put a Twist on Healthcare and Science Careers for Local Students!

02 May 2017 | Uncategorised

Medical Mavericks have spent two days in City College’s STEM Hub running a series of hands-on sessions focused around healthcare and science careers. The event involved the College’s own students and local secondary and primary schools reaching 150 young people in the local area.

The sessions introduced the young people to career pathways such as cardiac, respiratory and neuro physiology, haematology, ophthalmic science, medical engineering and prosthetic engineering. Designed to demonstrate that there is more to healthcare and science than being a doctor, the workshops consisted of live demonstrations on willing volunteers and the chance to test hearing, measure lung volume and look inside an eye with an iPhone retina scanner.

“A large part of my role at the College is challenging stereotypes in science, technology, engineering and maths” said Andy Robinson, STEM Hub Officer at the College. “Working with external companies such as Medical Mavericks is always a fun way to bring people into the Hub and get them thinking about STEM in different ways.”

“We’ve had a fantastic couple of days here with both the College students and visiting secondary and primary school pupils from the local area” said Tom Warrender, Head Honcho of Inspiration for Medical Mavericks. “It’s been great to work with such engaged students and the College’s STEM Hub has been an amazing place to host an event. It is an inspirational space with a real buzz about the place and encourages young people to look at science in a different environment to a standard classroom.”

To find out more about STEM courses at the College or to book in for a STEM Hub session, please visit www.cityplym.ac.uk or call 01752 305050.

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