Paramedic students to contribute to health projects in Nepal
Students from the BSc Paramedic Science
programme are taking advantage of travel grants awarded to the university by the Turing Foundation, to attend extra-curricular practice placements in Nepal.
The Turing grants look to prioritise students from disadvantaged backgrounds and in 2023 five students will be the first from the paramedic course to experience placements in a low-income country setting. The placements have been set up by the GHC, staff on the BSc Paramedic Science programme and Mountain Heart Nepal
(MHN), a Nepal based NGO. As well as getting to experience life as a paramedic in Kathmandu, students will be involved in knowledge-sharing seminars at a rural hospital and are looking to provide basic first-aid training programmes to remote and rural communities.