University of Derby hosts Life Sciences event at UTC Derby Pride Park

Friday 3rd April 2020

University of Derby hosts Life Sciences event at UTC Derby Pride Park

UTC Derby Pride Park Year 11 students welcomed Dr Paula Holt, Dean of the College of Health and Social Care, along with colleagues from the University of Derby for an evening of Life Sciences at the UTC. The event showcased the brand-new Life Sciences specialism to students, which will be offered at the UTC from September 2020.

Over the course of the evening, students engaged in a selection of different activities coordinated by University of Derby staff. These included a talk on the bio-sciences sector, where students could ask questions about the different careers and roles, a live demonstration of an ultrasound done by a Diagnostic Radiographer, and an interactive workshop where students practiced techniques used by Occupational Therapists during rehabilitation. University staff were all on hand to answer questions asked by the students and talk about the different pathways into health careers.

Speaking of why the University is supporting the UTC, Paula says: “We want to see students progress into Life and Health Sciences careers so we want to support and alert students to what the possibilities are for progression.”

There are so many possibilities that can come from studying Life Sciences. Paula says: “One of the things I love about Life Sciences careers is that they are never dull. There is so much going on and so many different paths you can venture between. You can lead, you can manage, you can research, you can teach. These careers are life-long, and they can take you off in so many directions.”

You can find out more information about Life Sciences and how to apply for a Y9, Y10 or Y12 place here.