School of Medical Education

Outreach Events

Outreach Events

Overview

Most of our outreach activities are aimed at Secondary School and A Level students.

PARTNERS activities

Our PARTNERS scheme runs a number of activities for a range of year groups. They offer students the opportunity to visit the University and take part in activities related to Higher Education.

A number of these offer specific subject sessions in Medicine:

  • Discover Days
  • Student Shadowing
  • BiteSize Uni

Medical Graduate Ambassadors

The Faculty has a team of recent graduates who aim to raise awareness of medical science-based subjects. They do this through contact with students from local and national schools.

They hope to encourage students in years 7 – 13 to progress to higher education, and raise awareness of the choices and careers available in medical science. 

For more information or to book a visit or talk, contact the team.

Mini Medical School

The Mini Medical School is a series of six lectures covering different aspects of the medical sciences.

They run on six consecutive Thursday evenings in October and November each year.

Bookings usually open in July. For more information, visit the Faculty of Medical Sciences website.

Teacher and school adviser sessions

Each year, we run a teacher and school adviser session for those interested in supporting their pupils through an application to medicine and dentistry at Newcastle.

MaD Days

Find out what it's like to study medicine or dentistry at Newcastle University.

Year 9 

An opportunity for Year 9 students to explore medicine and dentistry. The day is interactive and informative.

Students will take part in a session in the Medical Clinical Skills lab and the Dental Learning Resource Centre in a series on hands-on activities.

They will spend time in the Faculty's lecture theatres, as well as interacting with our current students.

The aim of the MaD Day is to raise pupils’ aspirations by introducing them to Medicine and Dentistry.

It will increase their awareness of the different careers available through science subjects.

Year 12 

An opportunity for Year 12 students to experience what it's like to study medicine or dentistry at University.

The day will include interactive lectures on:

  • the application process
  • interview and communication skills
  • difficult decisions in medicine

Students will also spend an afternoon in our clinical skills laboratories. They will have the opportunity to work alongside our student ambassadors all day.

Unlike the year 9 MaD Day, students must decide if they would like to spend the day exploring medicine or dentistry as the day is much more focused.

For information on when these events will be taking place, and how to book, please email fms.studentrec@ncl.ac.uk.

Discover Medicine

Discover Medicine enables a team of current medical students from the University to travel to local schools to deliver workshops with your pupils. The Discover Medicine team currently have activities for year 8, 10 and 12 pupils.

Year 8

This is an interactive session aiming to show pupils the basics of medicine and the human body. Among other things, pupils will learn about how the heart functions, and what happens when it goes wrong.

Year 10

This session will introduce pupils to some of the equipment used by doctors for diagnosis. Pupils will have the opportunity to try:

  • taking blood pressure
  • listening to chests through stethoscopes
  • creating their own diagnosis

Year 12

This session is for those interested in applying to study medicine at university. It will cover:

  • the application process
  • the UKCAT
  • entry requirements
  • the interview
  • the transition from sixth form to university

All the sessions are an hour long, and are suitable for up to 30 pupils. Ideally, we would need the school to provide a large flat space, such as a hall, for the workshops.

All the students involved in delivering the sessions have up-to-date DBS checks, but we do ask for a member of school staff to remain in the sessions with the students at all times.

Due to the demanding timetable of our medical students, they can only visit schools on Wednesday afternoons.

We expect demand for the sessions to be quite high. Slots will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Further information

If you have any queries about Discover Medicine, please contact us.