Schools and colleges outreach
We are engaged in several targeted programmes and activities to encourage and support students who may not ordinarily consider a university course or career in Medicine, Dentistry or Health.
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Good For You is a two-hour workshop that we take into schools to introduce students to careers in healthcare. The workshop is delivered jointly by Emma Parr and trained student ambassadors who are current students from the Faculty.
Good For You is designed for students in Year 8 that are predominantly from Widening Participation backgrounds.
The University of Sheffield's Outreach and Access to Medicine Scheme (SOAMS) makes a career in medicine a possibility for able students from all backgrounds.
A number of years ago the University was awarded additional places on the MBChB degree for students who have the ability to become good doctors, but who would not normally consider Higher Education as an option open to them. These places are reserved for students who successfully complete the SOAMS scheme.
SOAMS is for Year 12-13 students with an interest in medicine, but who would not normally consider Higher Education as an option for them. The scheme provides support and guidance through a range of exciting activities which aim to raise awareness, aspirations and levels of achievement.
Access to Dental Occupations - Practice and Tutoring (ADOPT) is a two-year programme is for Year 12-13 students who are interested in a career in dentistry, as a dentist, hygienist or therapist.
Our aim is to encourage students from backgrounds which are under-represented in higher education. We want to help them overcome the barriers that might discourage them from applying for a place at university.
ADOPT is for Year 12-13 students with an interest in dentistry and related disciplines, but who would not normally consider Higher Education as an option for them. The scheme provides support and guidance through a range of exciting activities which aim to raise awareness, aspirations and levels of achievement.
Trained student ambassadors take on the role of the interviewer, simulating a selection day. All attendees receive individual feedback. We may also be able to provide a short talk on interview skills and techniques, a few weeks prior to the mock interviews.
Students and teachers are welcome to request the event in their school. Individual students who have applied to one of our undergraduate courses and meet the eligibility criteria, may also be invited to attend.