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Healthcare Science Outreach in Lockdown

Shortly before the pandemic the ‘Science Saves’ programme was launched to raise the profile of Healthcare Science, its staff and career opportunities. Established by the social enterprise Faith in Science C.I.C., the programme exists to show students and the public that the health sector is not just made of doctors and nurses.

We had planned to facilitate careers workshops in schools, with a focus on areas/backgrounds that are under-represented in Healthcare Science. This would also serve the dual function of providing training and outreach opportunities for university students and healthcare science trainees. Of course the pandemic has prevented us moving forward with this!

So we recently started to experiment with virtual content and launched a YouTube channel.

We hope to continue to produce ongoing content to showcase the work of Healthcare Science community. We are also planning a large release of content during National Careers Week (1st-6th March 2021) and Healthcare Science Week (5th-14th March 2021).

But we need your help to do it!

We would love to hear from anyone willing to be featured in a video for:

  • HCS at Work – a basic introduction to a task which is part of your job
  • Interviews – we provide the questions in advance and participants can film their responses when they can

We handle all of the editing and post-production and the estimated participant time commitment is around 30 minutes.

We want to see as much diversity in both specialisms and staff as possible to better inspire the next generation! Our current content is quite biased towards medical physics, and whilst more of this is certainly welcome, we would be particularly keen to hear from those in the life and physiological sciences.

For trainees we would be very happy to provide a letter of thanks to anyone participating which might be applicable and useful as evidence towards some professional practice competencies, communication, explaining concepts etc.

If this is of interest to you, or you would like to ask for further details, please do get in touch by emailing sciencesaves@faithinscience.co.uk

To find out more about us check out our website www.sciencesaves.co.uk

Or follow us on Twitter and Facebook @SciSaves for both.

Last updated on 19th February 2021

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