Meet the Medics
A new style of careers event was trialled at Nailsea School this term where students took part in a speed-dating style set-up. “Meet the Medics” was an opportunity for students from all age groups to interview professionals from the medical sector.
The school worked with Tyntesfield Medical Group to organise the event and were extremely grateful to the surgery, Boots Opticians and also to a number of parents from the medical profession that got involved with the event. Experts included GPs, Nurses, Health Visitors, Opticians, medical students, a Radiographer, Physiotherapist, Phlebotomist, Ward Manager, Midwife, clinical managers and more.
Both the medics and the students expressed how much they had enjoyed the event. Experts appreciated the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience to help the students. One medic noted “students were really focussed, interested and asked some great questions“. One of the nurses said “my job is hard work particularly with all the cut backs and it feels so good to be able to help young people gather ideas in this way”.
Staff remarked how the atmosphere in the school atrium as students made their way around the room was really warm and engaging. With many of the students asking for further events in this style there are now plans to repeat with other sectors including environment/conservation, creative arts and the leisure industries. The Events Team will ask students to vote for their preferences but anyone from the community who is interested in getting involved please contact Mrs Watts at the school: firstname.lastname@example.org.