First ever Student Paramedic Conference hailed as an inspiration

The first South East England Student Paramedic Conference hosted by the Faculty was a pilot event developed in collaboration with key institutions including the University of Brighton, the University of Surrey, Canterbury Christ Church University and the London Ambulance Service.Paramedic Students

Starting with an informal networking session over coffee and croissants followed by inspiring keynote speakers, the day flew by with many students commenting on the quality of talks and how much they learnt throughout the day.

Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Sciences at the Faculty, Alan Rice, discussed “The conference was the first of its kind where student paramedics from across different universities and ambulance trusts in the south east of England came together to share a series of academic, professional and student lectures relating to pre-hospital care. The paramedic team at the Faculty took the lead in hosting this event which proved to be a big success. The conference included a student poster presentation which gave the students a great opportunity to share areas of interest or research and was judged by a panel of academics from all of the contributing institutions. The standard was very high and we were delighted that two students from our Faculty, Dan Bradshaw and Lara Hammond, won the 1st and 3rd place prize.”

With the combination of academics and current students, many conference attendees commented on useful they had found the day. “Interesting lecturers delivering high quality presentations, made me feel inspired about my future career” said one paramedic student from the University of Brighton.

As the day progressed, there seemed to be a renewed sense of optimism, with students having been inspired through thought provoking presentations delivered by experts in the field.

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