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Discover Medicine

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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 as detailed below:

Year 8

This is an interactive session aiming to show pupils the basics of medicine and the human body. Pupils, amongst other things, 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 and listening to chests through stethoscopes and create their own diagnosis.

Year 12

This session is designed for those particularly interested in applying to study medicine at university. It will cover the application process, the UKCAT and entry requirements, the interview and the transition from sixth form to university.

Please note

All the sessions will be 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 students to deliver 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 and we expect demand for the sessions to be quite high. Please book your place using this form.

Relevant subjects Type of activity Suitable audiences
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Progression to HE
  • Events in School
  • Y 12
  • Y 10
  • Y 8