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Work experience option 2 - for University Applications

Work Experience for University Applications

Medical Students

  • What do Leicester's Hospitals offer
    A maximum of 5 days work observation specifically tailored to aspiring medical students. This is an annual course, advertised in January.  Places are limited to a maximum of 104.
  • Who is it aimed at?
    Principally 6th Formers with some post A2 undergraduate/post graduates. Catchment area strictly limited to Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
  • How do I apply
    A leaflet will be circulated to all schools / colleges with a sixth form in catchments area
  • What do I need
    Aged greater than 16, a minimum of 8 A*/A at GCSE and a reference from school / college
  • Who do I contact 
    Yvonne Rees via e-mail: yvonne.rees@uhl-tr.nhs.uk

Occupational Therapy

  • What do UHL offer? 
    1/2 day shadowing opportunities to ask questions about occupational therapy as a course and career.
  • Who is it aimed at?
    People that are 17yrs and over, and who have an interest in embarking upon Occupational Therapy as a chosen career path or who have already applied for Occupational Therapy at degree level. Or seeking a job within Occupational Therapy or assistant level.
  • How do I apply?
    All queries are sent to Helen Sheard (Occupational Therapist), an application form is sent out to the applicant to complete and return.
  • What do I need?
    A-levels/ A/s Levels, previous degrees and other qualification related to Health and Social Care.
  • Who do I contact? 
    Helen Sheard via e-mail: helen.sheard@uhl-tr.nhs.uk


Radiology

  • What do UHL offer?
    2 days maximum observation of the different imaging modalities provided within UHL
  • Who is it aimed at?
    Students wanting to apply for radiography degree courses
  • How do I apply?
    Via direct contact to staff working within Imaging
  • What do I need?
    To be over 16 years of age.
  • Who do I contact? Kay Cleaver via email: kay.cleaver@uhl-tr.nhs.uk     

Medical Physics

  • What do UHL offer?
    Observation of the different Medical Physics services provided within UHL and where applicable we also arrange short term (1 – 2 week) project based assignments
  • Who is it aimed at?
    Students with a long term interest in a career within Physics / Healthcare
  • How do I apply?
    Direct contact to staff working within medical physics
  • What do I need?
    To be over 18 years of age for placements within Nuclear Medicine
  • Who do I contact?
    Kumar Ramnarine via email: kumar.ramnarine@uhl-tr.nhs.uk  

Physiotherapy

  • What do UHL offer?
    A full 1day to experience a variety of workplace settings with some of the specialist physiotherapy teams. 2 students each time. Every Wednesday.
  • Who is it aimed at?
    6th formers who have a particular interest in pursuing a physiotherapy career.
  • How do I apply?
    Enquiries to the physiotherapy departments.
  • What do I need?
    The assumption is that they would be studying the kind of subjects required for entry onto a physiotherapy degree course.
  • Who do I contact?
    Gillian Grant via email gillian.grant@uhl-tr.nhs.uk  

Embryology

  • What do UHL offer?
    A full 1day to shadow a member of the laboratory team.  One student each time.  Monday, Wednesday and Friday subject to theatre case load and staffing, from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm.  Only one visit per student.  Longer placements are not offered.
  • Who is it aimed at?
    6th formers who have a particular interest in pursuing a career in Embryology and/or Andrology.  Graduates may apply. 
  • How do I apply?
    All queries are sent to Charlene Freeman (Clinical Embryologist) and after conducting a short telephone screening, an application form is sent out to the applicant to complete and return.
  • What do I need?
    A minimum of an A level (or equivalent) in Biology with the view to a biological sciences degree at university.  Graduates of a biological degree and those still studying are also accepted.
  • Who do I contact?
    Charlene Freeman via email charlene.a.freeman@uhl-tr.nhs.uk  
     

Nursing & Midwifery

Please see Option 3.