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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Take your first steps into health & social care with a course at Greenwich

Written by The Editorial Team

Expert advice for careers in nursing, health, social care and more is on offer at the next University of Greenwich Health & Social Care Open Evening.

There are two events, taking place on Wednesday 1 March, at the Avery Hill and Medway campuses, between 4pm and 8pm. All prospective students are welcome to come and meet expert staff from the Faculty of Education & Health.

Visitors will be able to tour the facilities, including a simulated hospital ward at Avery Hill, as well as getting more information about courses. There will also be advice available on fees and bursaries, including changes to the NHS funding system, which start in September 2017. Courses beginning this March are still funded by the NHS.

In the David Fussey Building, Southwood Site at the Avery Hill Campus in Eltham, there will be information on courses in Nursing (adult, child, learning disability and mental health), Midwifery, Paramedic Science, Social Work, Health and Wellbeing and Public Health. Visitors can tour the campus, including accommodation, take part in interview workshops and get advice on university applications.

The Nelson Building, Medway Campus, will have information on Adult Nursing, Speech & Language Therapy and Paramedic Science courses. Partners, parents and friends are welcome to attend both events.

"Our Open Evenings are designed to give students the best possible idea of what it would be like to study here," says Robert Mayor, the university's Director of Communications and Recruitment. "We pride ourselves on being welcoming, as well as offering excellent advice and a hands-on experience."

A number of Greenwich experts have given their top tips on the subject of putting together personal statements. The videos are on The Student Room channel on YouTube.

Making personal statements:

The University of Greenwich is home to more than 21,250 students, drawn from more than 150 countries. It was recently named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet, with a further 15,500 students studying with a range of partner institutions from across the globe.

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