Science in Health Live!
The Science in Health Live! programme is an annual University two day event which has been running for over twenty three years.
It is designed to give students an insight into the science behind medicine, showing them the range of career options open to them in healthcare, biomedical and scientific fields.
The event is well attended by teachers and A-level students from across Wales, and the border counties, and has become the UK's biggest science event for sixth formers.
It involves over one hundred and fifty members of staff and students at all levels from post-graduates to Professors, representing the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Healthcare Sciences, Optometry and Vision Sciences and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. It is an opportunity for CITER members to talk to students and teachers about the wide ranging work of CITER and how research can be translated directly to the bedside.
The event programme includes interactive exhibition areas, stand-up science comedy, a series of talks on various hot topics in medicine and an opportunity to see a "Sound Science Performance" showing the link between science, music and medicine.
A key highlight of the day is the laboratory tour designed to introduce and expose students to a research laboratory environment.
For the closing event of the day, students are able to use live-text polling to quiz a number of staff and students from the School of Medicine.
The event is a huge amount of fun as well as helping to inspire the next generation of scientists, physicians and healthcare providers.
Feedback from this year’s event has been extremely positive and pupil comments included:
"I really found the talks to be very inspiring and they gave me a brilliant insight into different routes you can take in medicine. Those who gave the talks were very enthusiastic and made me very excited to pursue a career in medicine.”
“The exhibitions were interactive, informative and interesting.”
To find out more about Science in Health Live! please contact:
- Telephone:+44 (0)29 2087 4839