Duke of Edinburgh
We offer places for students working towards their Duke of Edinburgh awards. We can support pupils aged 14 and above in 10 of our retail outfits. Please contact the Shop Manager directly, to see if they have any spaces for Duke of Edinburgh students.
Student Volunteers Week
We understand that volunteering and studying go hand in hand for some people, as they learn so much from both. Student Volunteers Week runs in February each year and provides an opportunity for the Hospice to acknowledge the various roles our students support – the Inpatient Unit, Retail and many more. This week also allows us to share the importance of studying to enhance skills and do more.
Have You Got What It Takes
Students wanting to go into medicine or other roles in a healthcare field are welcomed to apply to join the Inpatient Unit team to help gain experience in this field and discover whether palliative care is the right avenue for them. Volunteers must have finished their GCSE year and be 16 years or over to apply.
Students in years 11, 12 & 13 are also invited to attend our Education programme called, ‘Have You Got What It Takes', which runs annually, and helps students to understand the realities of going into a healthcare environment.
Placements for Prospective Medical Students
From September 2016 we will be offering prospective medical students an opportunity to shadow one of our consultants or senior doctors for two days. This placement is up for grabs for ten students, from September '16 - May '17. Contact Voluntary Services for a Placement Application Pack.
A limited number of work experience opportunities is now available for students within our catchment area in year 12. Students will be placed in a specific role, in order to enhance their studies, or they will be given an opportunity to work with various teams, gaining an overview of the work of the Hospice.