Faculty of Health outreach

We are here to help students explore the options available to pursue a career in one of the allied health professions, nursing, midwifery, psychology or social work.

Please feel free to contact us to request a talk or visit, copies of printed materials or to arrange a visit from Outreach to come and discuss your needs.

Contact healthoutreach@plymouth.ac.uk for more information.


We will be hosting a range of webinars in 2021. These will provide you with the opportunity to find out about a career in the relevant fields. All of these sessions will be hosting online via Zoom.

You are able to attend as many webinars as you wish. A link to access a webinar session(s) will follow before the talk. If a link has not been received 30 minutes before the session is due to start please email healthoutreach@plymouth.ac.uk and a member of the team can help.

What do registered dietitians do?

Book your place:

What do registered Dietitians do? The Student Voice
Wednesday 13 January 2021 16:00 – 17:00

What do registered Dietitians do? Research and the future Dietician
Wednesday 24 February 2021 16:00 – 17:00

What do registered Dietitians do? Sustainable Diets
Wednesday 17 March 2021 16:00 – 17:00

What do registered Dietitians do? Primary Care
Wednesday 5 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00 

What do registered Dietitians do? Self-care, prevention and management of long-term conditions
Wednesday 12 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00

What do registered Dietitians do? Virtual placements
Wednesday 16 June 2021 16:00 – 17:00

The many outfits of a paramedic

Being a paramedic is a highly rewarding and stimulating career. This webinar will provide you with the opportunity to find out about the many different roles that a paramedic has within healthcare.

Book your place:

Tuesday 12 January 2021 14:00 – 15:00

Wednesday 13 January 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Tuesday 23 February 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Monday 15 March 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Tuesday 4 May 2021 11:00 – 12:00

Thursday 6 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00

The role of a midwife

Do you want to help women have the best pregnancy and birth possible? Being a midwife is an important role and this webinar will enable you to discover the many roles a midwife can play in a woman’s pregnancy – before, during and after birth.

Book your place:

Tuesday 12 January 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Wednesday 13 January 2021 11:00 – 12:00

Monday 22 February 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Thursday 18 March 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Tuesday 11 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Midwifery is about more than ‘delivering babies’

A common misconception of a midwife is that it’s all about delivering babies. There is so much more to the role, as a midwife you will provide support before, during and after the birth of a baby.

Book your place: 

Thursday 25 February 14:00 – 15:00

Occupational therapy – making a difference

Book your place: 

Occupational therapy – making a difference

This webinar will provide you with an overall perspective of a career as an Occupational Therapist.

Tuesday 12 January 2021 14.00 – 15.00


Neurological occupational therapy – making a difference

Find out more about working in Occupational Therapy with a neurological specialism.

Monday 22 February 2021 14.00 – 15.00


Who cares? Occupational therapy – making a difference

This webinar is for those who have an interest in caring for the older generation – helping those in need of support lead the lives they want.

Monday 15 March 2021 14.00 – 15.00


Occupational therapy – making a difference in communities

Join us and find out more about Occupational Therapy in the community. How can you support health and wellbeing of those in your community?

Monday 10 May 2021 14.00 – 15.00

Physiotherapy: getting people moving!

Taster days

Careers within healthcare

The future of healthcare is now. The healthcare sector in the UK is one of the largest sources of employment, and there is an ever-increasing demand for healthcare professionals.
If you are passionate about making a real difference and changing lives, then this is the perfect option for you. You will be able to shape your own career, specialise in areas you want, be part of a wider multi-disciplinary team, and embark on a rewarding and successful career.
For many healthcare careers you must be a registered healthcare professional to practise. You’ll need to undertake an approved degree, graduate, and register with a professional body to work in these roles.

Choosing the right course for you
It’s never too early to start thinking about what you would like to do after school or college, or if you are thinking of a career move. As the largest provider of healthcare courses in the South West, explore the roles below to see the range of professions available to you.

Access and Participation

Supporting your journey into healthcare professions

We have a regional and national reputation for our commitment to widening participation to medicine, dentistry and health courses. We undertake a series of initiatives in order to raise aspirations and healthcare. Our main aim is to help target and support the least likely but most able students, regardless of their background. The student cycle now commences much earlier and our programme starts at primary school age to help children to think about a career in healthcare and what that means. We also offer support to secondary school students from years 7 – 13. Find out more.