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? 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 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:

Thursday 18 March 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Tuesday 11 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Occupational therapy – making a difference

Book your place: 

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

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Physiotherapy: getting people moving
Friday 19 March 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Why things hurt and the role of the physiotherapist
Tuesday 04 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00

The role of a physiotherapist: The tools of our trade
Monday 10 May 2021 16:00 – 17:00

Why things hurt and the role of the physiotherapist
Thursday 17 June 2021 16:00 – 17:00

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 or profession 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. While you may have an idea of a profession, career or industry that you’re aspiring towards, if you are unsure of what you want to do, we have developed a handy health careers guide for you to use. It enables you to explore various roles that are available to you, what individual professions do, who you’ll work with, what you’ll earn and what you need to do become a specific health professional. In addition, as the largest provider of healthcare courses in the South West, explore the roles below to see the range of professions available to you.

Download our health careers guide

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.

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