Year 10 and 11 students taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects from Sir William Perkins School spent a morning in ASPH’s Neurophysiology Department last week as part of Healthcare Science Week (HCS Week) 10-19.
The students had an opportunity to experience healthcare scientist roles first hand and get a glimpse of work in a scientific setting. HCS Week is an opportunity for healthcare science professionals to educate and inspire the scientific workforce of the future. It also enables the current workforce and local community to learn about what scientists do and the vital role they play in patient care and treatment.
Sandra Chinyere, Clinical Service Manager, Neurophysiology and organiser of the inaugural event at ASPH said: “Hosting this event this year has been a great opportunity for us to bring science to the fore and celebrate the significance it plays in our healthcare story. We want to encourage uptake of STEM subjects and inspire the next generation of healthcare scientists in the NHS and by staging an annual event like this, we will hopefully attract more young people to the field”.
Pictured above is Sandra Chinyere (front row centre), flanked by colleagues and students from Sir William Perkins School.