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Find out more about our presenters and the topics they will be discussing below.
Apprenticeship Opportunities in the Liverpool City Region
Name of stallholder: Sue Ennis - Skills Broker/Apprenticeship Support
Organisation: Be More
Be More, Be An Apprentice! This scheme has joined forces with the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub Team continuing to provide a free, impartial information advice and guidance service for apprenticeships.
Incorporated under the “Be More” banner, the team will continue the promotion and celebration of apprenticeships to schools, young people, and parents throughout communities, including facilitating the Apprentice Ambassador Network.
Traineeships and Apprenticeships in Biomedical Science
Name of stallholder: Dave Eccleston - Head of Modernising Scientific Careers
Organisation: Liverpool Clinical Laboratories
The Liverpool Clinical Laboratories Traineeship programme is for both 16-24 year olds and 25+ year olds. On completion, trainees can apply for support roles and substantive posts leading to our apprenticeship programmes and finally a role as a Biomedical Scientist. The programme has won a number of national and regional awards.
Widening Participation in Dentistry
Name of stallholder: Amanda Roberts - Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry
Organisation: Amanda Roberts
A short Powerpoint to describe the Widening Participation programme at University of Liverpool's School of Dentistry. This includes an overview of activities aimed at encouraging school children from disadvantaged backgrounds to consider dentistry as a career. These activities are delivered by dental students to children ranging from years 8-10.
Widening Participation in Healthcare Professions
Name of stallholder: Fiona Watson - Faculty Director of Widening Participation
Organisation: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool
Students within the University of Liverpool’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences come from a wide range of backgrounds. This market stall highlights how we support learners from low participation neighbourhoods, low income and other disadvantaged backgrounds, to encourage applications to Higher Education as a route to the healthcare professions.
Advice for prospective university applicants
Name of stallholder: Karen Forman - Schools and Colleges Account Manager
Organisation: Outreach Team, Student Recruitment and Admissions, Liverpool John Moores University
At LJMU, we run various widening participation programmes in 17 local schools from year groups 9 to 11. We have found that all students meet at least one of the WP criteria. Part of the programme would include a visit to the university. Our programmes are very interactive, and showcase healthcare subjects (along with other subjects) run at the universities. I intend to showcase a selection of activities from the healthcare sector that we have run as part of the visit. I will bring students with me to assist in the running of the activities.
Widening Access to Medicine
Name of stallholder: Dr Jayne Garner - Programme Lead/Senior Lecturer
Organisation: School of Medicine, Edge Hill University
Staff from Edge Hill University will provide information about their healthcare and medical courses, with a particular focus on our Widening Access to Medicine (WAM) programme for years 12-13.
Our focus is on training doctors who can represent the local population as they are best placed to address local needs.
Integrated Masters (MSc) in Physician Associate (PA) Studies (MPAS)
Name of stallholder: Dr Emyr Bakker - Deputy Course Lead/Lecturer in Medical Sciences
Organisation: Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
If you are interested in becoming a Physician Associate (PA), a new medical healthcare professional, soon to be regulated by the GMC, then just four years at UCLan is the place you need to be! Don’t know what a PA is? Come and find out!
BSc Children’s Nursing
Name of stallholder: Kate Knight - Deputy Head: Department of Midwifery, Child and Reproductive Health
Organisation: Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester
Have you got the right qualities to become a children's nurse? Did you know we are regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery professional code of conduct? This session will explore your values and attributes and how these can be developed. This session will include some fun and interactive learning activities.
Name of stallholder: Rob Skaife - Deputy Director of Admissions
Organisation: School of Medicine, University of Liverpool
Liverpool’s Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Both schools adopt recommendations from the Medical Schools Council’s Selecting for Excellence report, to recruit the best candidates from a range of backgrounds.
This stall provides information on the admissions criteria for applications to our schools.
Tips for applying to Dentistry (BDS)
Name of stallholder: Lyn Jones - Admissions Tutor
Organisation: School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool
The application process for Dentistry is often seen as complicated. Making an application to study dentistry can appear daunting. This talk aims to lay out the initial parts of an application in the order that you need to consider them, taking you from qualifications to A-level results.
BSc Children's Nursing
Name of stallholder: David Foster - Lecturer in Children's Nursing
Organisation: School of Nursing, University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
Communication in diagnostic radiography
Name of stallholder: Diane Evans - Lead Radiographer
Organisation: Department of Radiology, Alder Hey Children's Hospital
I would like to highlight the importance of communications skills with both the patient and the attending carer/parent when attending for a diagnostic imaging examination. I will demonstrate how we use distraction techniques and use stickers and pads to make the examination fun, fast, and less intimidating for young patients who might be in pain and frightened.
Evidence-based approaches to teaching communication in dentistry
Name of stallholder: Mark Jellicoe
The session will outline an integrated, evidenced based approach adopted in the School of Dentistry which focuses on balancing needs, developing confidence, and managing challenge in communicating in clinical settings. A combination of approaches including group inquiry, role playing activities, and observations allow learners to reflect on their developing skills.
Me first: a novel patient-centric communication tool
Name of stallholder: Rachel Naunton
Organisation: Department of Physiotherapy, Great Ormond Street Hospital
Data-driven innovation in dental education
Name of stallholder: Matthew Cripps - Lecturer in Digital Education and Innovation
In dentistry, we collect and analyse feedback data from every undergraduate clinical experience providing a picture of performance from thousands of data points. The analysis of data and its use in feedback/progression is evolving. We aim to outline our current practice and what a future with Artificial Intelligence may hold.
Name of stallholder: Technology-Enhanced Learning (TEL) Team
Name of stallholder: Alder Hey Innovation Team
Organisation: Innovation Hub, Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Innovation and technology will impact on the types of roles required to deliver the future of healthcare.
Emerging roles in software development, data and computer sciences, biomedical engineering are just some examples of new disciplines required to support clinicians in the safe and effective care for our patients now and into the future.
Medical Student Professionalism
Name of stallholder: Viktoria Joynes - Director of Studies/Senior Lecturer in Medical Education
What changes between the day you leave school and the day you start medical school that turns you into a 'professional' student? Come and chat about approaches to 'day-to-day professionalism’ or chance your arm at 'professionalism snakes and ladders'. Can you make it all the way through medical school without causing concerns, or will you earn commendations on your way to graduating?
Humanitarian Champions – Advance the Rights and Wellbeing of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Name of stallholder: Carina Van Der Boor (Ph.D. Student), Apeksha Mallya (Medical Student), Anna Horrocks (Medical Student), Albany Ferguson-Smith (Mental Health Practitioner), Emma Sheridan (Mental Health Practitioner)
Organisation: School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University
We believe that in order to increase healthcare undergraduate student engagement, giving them an advocacy role is a powerful strategy. Become a Humanitarian Champion! Asylum seekers and refugees have challenges in accessing healthcare due to poor health literacy, cultural differences, language barriers and limited legal rights to health care.
Maintaining professional standards in healthcare undergraduates
Name of stallholder: Lisa Westley - Practice Education Facilitator (PEF)
Organisation: Practice Education Facilitators, Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Through student documentation and training of our assessors/supervisors we ensure that we support the student journey with the promotion of professionalism at all times. This enables us as a placement provider to assess the students continuously on professionalism, and ensure they adhere to their own professional registration.
Feedback of Apprentices in Cardiac Physiology
Name of stallholder: Lyndsey Marsden (Paediatric Cardiac Physiologist), Paul Sweeney (Cardiac Physiologist), Jack Roberts (Apprentice) and Lewis Clarke (Apprentice)
Organisation: ECG, Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Email: Lyndsey.Marsden@alderhey.nhs.uk / Paul.Sweeney@alderhey.nhs.uk
Our niche but diverse cardiac physiology department carries out many diagnostic investigations. Currently there is a lack of cardiac physiologists in the world of healthcare, and so there is a huge gap to be filled in our role. In aid of this, we have recently just recruited two apprentices. The apprentices attend university for four weeks a year whilst learning on the job here at Alder Hey. Our aim for the symposium is to expand knowledge in our field and entice potential employees. We will give a brief overview of our job, and there will be an opportunity for our current apprentices to share their ongoing career pathway.
Medical student feedback of hospital placements
Name of stallholder:
School of Medicine, Quality Team
Jan Machin Quality Manager, Kate Silvera Evaluation Data Analyst, Dr Anna Ballinger Deputy Director of Quality (Community Placements), Dr Clare O'Leary Deputy Director of Quality (Hospital Trusts)
Here at Liverpool University School of Medicine, we understand the importance of Student Doctor feedback in celebrating excellence and in effecting change to ensure the best Student Doctor experience. Come and find out why your feedback matters, how we collect it, and what we do within the Quality Team to drive improvement. Find out too, what Student Doctors at Alder Hey are saying about their experience in Child Health. Choose Liverpool University School of Medicine, we listen, we care, we celebrate excellence, we deliver change.
Healthcare undergraduate student feedback
Name of stallholder: Liz Grady - Practice Education Facilitator (PEF)
As part of our quality reporting structure, we collate and review student feedback from all 28 placement areas across the Trust. This data enables us to look at themes and trends and respond to issues that may be raised. Through this process, we ensure our placements are reviewed regularly and feedback is delivered to both students, Higher Educational Institutions, and placement areas.
Catering for the needs of healthcare students with disabilities
Name of stallholder: Denise Parker - Disability Coordinator, Nursing and Allied Health
Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University
I will speak about my role as Disability Coordinator in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, and how students with disabilities might be supported both at university, and possibly in the practice area. I will mention about some of the support available at LJMU for students.
Wellbeing amongst medical students
Name of stallholder: Dr Richard Latten - Deputy Director of Wellbeing
We will provide an overview of wellbeing for student doctors including the issues which may affect wellbeing during the course of studying medicine and approaches to providing support drawing on guidance from the General Medical Council and other key organisations.
Personal Development and Wellbeing for Dental students
Name of stallholder: Lynne Millsopp - Senior Lecturer in Oral Surgery/Senior Tutor
We have introduced a component called 'Personal Development and Wellbeing' which seeks to support students while at University. We will be describing strategies and support which help students set realistic goals, learn to deal with difficult feedback, and support each other in their learning.
Wellbeing amongst nursing students
Name of stallholder: Wendy Sinclair - Senior Lecturer
Navigating students to better mental health
Name of stallholder: Philip Bridges - Founder
Organisation: The Mind Gap
MSc Advanced Paediatric, Neonatal, Midwifery Practice
Name of stallholder: Katie Barnes (Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioner) and Nick Medforth (Programme Leader)
Organisation: Liverpool John Moores University
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Kids’ Health Matters and Liverpool John Moores University have collaborated to deliver an innovative MSc in Advanced Paediatric, Neonatal and Midwifery Practice. Chat to us about the successes of the course and the nationally recognised role of the Advanced Practitioner, including clinical and diagnostic skills, education, research, and leadership.
Careers in Operating Theaters
Name of stallholder: Regi Thekkekute - Clinical Skills Facilitator/Orthopaedic Advanced Practitioner
Organisation: Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Alder Hey Theatre Department offers a clearly defined training and development package which includes a super-numerary preceptorship scheme for all new practitioners. We have strong links with local Higher Educational Institutions, and provide you with access to a range of post-registration modules and pathways including specialist ones.
Scientist Training Programme
Name of stallholder: Ian Hufton (Principle Physicist in Nuclear Medicine), Bryony Hickton (Trainee Clinical Scientist - Biochemistry) and Ceri Middleman (Trainee Clinical Scientist - Cardiac Science)
Organisation: National School of Healthcare Scientists
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
The National School of Healthcare Scientists (part of Health Education England) facilitates and supports the education, training, and development of all healthcare scientists. The Scientist Training Programme (STP) and Higher Specialist Training (HSST) Programme provide frameworks for scientist development between apprentices to consultant grades to support high quality services.
Graduate Careers in Health and Life Sciences
Name of stallholder: David Aziz (Lecturer in Medical Education) and Cathy Fletcher (Lecturer in Nursing)
Organisation: School of Medicine / School of Health Sciences, Univsersity of Liverpool
Email: email@example.com / C.Fletcher@liverpool.ac.uk
We will be advertising the postgraduate offerings of the University of Liverpool’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. We represent both the School of Medicine, and the School of Health Sciences. Options include translational medicine courses as well as specialist courses related to nursing and allied health professions.
Postgraduate training options in Dentistry
Name of stallholder: Dr Laura Gartshore (Undergraduate BDS/Programme Director/Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry) and Nathalie Gallichan (Specialist Trainee and Academic Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Dentistry)
Organisation: School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / N.Gallichan@liverpool.ac.uk
What does your future hold? Many healthcare professionals choose to undertake postgraduate training. Postgraduate training is a great way to build on your existing skills & knowledge. Find out how postgraduate training can benefit you and how to initiate a postgraduate pathway. We will talk through the options in dentistry, but these apply across all of healthcare.
Alder Hey Children's Charity