Published on January 5, 2022

Our Health and Social Care students recently attended a taster day at Anglia Ruskin University for some insight into what it’s like to study at university. Whilst at the campus, our students took part in taster sessions for Social Work, Midwifery, Nursing, and Paramedic Science courses.

These sessions involved a combination of tasks, workshops, tours, and skills lab activities to show students what a typical university course involves. Through the skills lab activities, our students had the opportunity to use specialist equipment, including using an Oropharyngeal Airway – a medical device used to open or maintain a patient’s airway. Learners also took part in a simulated resuscitation exercise, practicing their CPR skills on a specialist dummy! There was also plenty of opportunities for our learners to speak to current Anglia Ruskin students to learn more about what it’s like to study at the university.

Course Team Leader for Level 3 Health and Social Care, Cheryl Hall, said: “the ARU staff and students’ passion for the sector was inspiring. The opportunity for our NHC students to experience what it’s like to study on these courses was amazingly beneficial in helping them decide on their future careers and journey.”

Our students agree with Cheryl! Tee Acaster, one of our Level 3 Health and Social Care students, commented: “The taster session at Anglia Ruskin University was very helpful for me as it gave me an idea of what university was going to be like, and it made me rethink what career path I want to take. The lecturers also have a very good idea of what the jobs would be like, making sure that they would be right for us.”

We’re grateful to Anglia Ruskin University for opening their doors to our students and showing them what university study is like. A degree is one of the many great pathways open to our students once they complete their course.

If you are interested in a career in Health and Social Care, then why not check out North Hertfordshire College’s available Health and Social Care courses?