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Students Student Bursaries NHS Business Services Authority NHS Student Bursaries is part of Student Services and is supplied by the NHS Business Services Authority. We award and pay NHS Bursaries to students on pre-registration health professional training courses according to the NHS Bursary Scheme as published by the Department of Health. If you are thinking of taking up (or are already enrolled on) a qualifying training course, you’ll find information on this site about who can apply for an NHS Bursary and how to apply.

Guide for Prospective Medical Volunteers Guide for Prospective Medical Volunteers: Medical Volunteer Guide | Questions & Answers | Healing in Vietnam | Patients A small group of committed people truly has the ability to change the world, and this is apparent to everyone who has ever volunteered their time and skills abroad to help those in need.

Getting into Academia Are you considering an academic career? It can be difficult to know where to start, so in this blog post our Careers Consultant, Becky Clark, gives her top tips on how to be successful in academia. Whether you are at undergraduate, Masters or doctoral (see definition below)* level you may be considering an academic career. If you are passionate about your subject, like, and are good at, research, love being within a university and want to share your knowledge with university students then an academic career may be for you. Some academics focus primarily on teaching, some focus solely on research. Many roles combine both. Social Work Careers Social work covers a wide range of different specialisms, but two of the most important are: Residential social work. The care and supervision of a group of persons (e.g. children, elderly people, the mentally or physically handicapped, people suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, etc) in a residential home or school.

Biomedical engineer job profile You'll need a keen interest in creating and maintaining design systems and products for the medical industry to be a successful biomedical engineer Biomedical engineers apply engineering principles and materials technology to healthcare. In this role, you'll research, design and develop medical products, such as joint replacements or robotic surgical instruments, design or modify equipment for clients with special needs in a rehabilitation setting, or manage the use of clinical equipment in hospitals and the community. You'll be employed by health services, medical equipment manufacturers and research departments or institutes. Job titles vary depending on the exact nature of the work.

Physiotherapist: Job description If you're a people person interested in improving physical health, physiotherapy could be the career for you Physiotherapists help patients with physical difficulties resulting from illness, injury, disability or ageing. Patients can include children, the elderly, stroke patients and people with sports injuries. Working with patients, you'll identify and improve their movement and function. Careers resources We produce careers resources for schools, colleges and higher educational institutions. For more information subscribe to our free Careers Information Update. Your journey into psychology Our careers booklet gives you an overview of psychology careers. Download the booklet.

Clinical embryologist: Job description Clinical embryologists are scientists who work in fertility treatment and reproductive research. They perform routine diagnostic services and therapeutic embryological procedures, such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), at hospitals and clinics. They communicate with patients about specific treatment options regarding fertility and research infertility solutions with other medical, nursing, counselling and administrative staff. High flyers urged to move into social work A programme to attract top graduates and high flyers considering a career change into social work will be launched by the government on Monday in an effort to improve mental health support services. The £1.6m initiative aims to attract 80 to 100 recruits into mental health roles at a time when NHS and local councils are facing an increasing demand for mental health services. It aims to change perceptions of social work, which has not traditionally been seen as a high-status career choice: in 2011/12 less than 10% of the intake to social work master’s degrees came from the highly selective Russell group of universities. Those taking part will be put into frontline roles almost immediately as part of the two-year programme, Think Ahead, for which candidates will need at least a 2.1 degree. Frances Turner, a Cambridge graduate who is currently a senior social worker in mental health services, said that she couldn’t have chosen a more fulfilling career than social work.

Animal technician job profile If you want to work with animals and are interested in scientific research, a career as an animal technician could suit you Animal technicians are responsible for the care and welfare of laboratory animals used in scientific and medical research. The work contributes to developing treatments for diseases and new methods of diagnosis. How to become a Physiotherapist - Local Physio Physiotherapy is often described as an innovative, pioneering and highly rewarding career. Qualified physiotherapists can choose among a wide range of specialties and exciting career paths, in both public and private environments, and have tremendous opportunities for being at the forefront in delivering quality patient care. Unsurprisingly, the physiotherapy workforce has increased significantly over the years. A census by the NHS Information Centre shows that the number of physiotherapists working in NHS Trusts in England has increased by a staggering 48 per cent between 2000 and 2009. During the same period, the proportion of physiotherapists employed outside the NHS has also increased.