Local high school students visit the University of Salford to celebrate Biomedical Science Day
The University of Salford Biomedicine Society welcomed year 11 students and their teachers from a local high school onto campus last week, to participate in a host of activities in celebration of Biomedical Science Day. Biomedical Science Day officially takes place on 9 June and celebrates those at the heart of healthcare for the 6th year.
The visiting students took part in a range of presentations and demonstrations which hope to inspire the next generation of Biomedical scientists, including practical laboratory activities which taught students how to interpret blood groups and identify MRSA in a patient.
The students also had the chance to learn about red blood cell morphology in disease, blood transfusions and blood types, as well as take part in a Pathology quiz. Prizes including Harvey’s Gang goodies and lab coats were up for grabs for the best students!
Tahmina Hussain, Lecturer in Biomedical Science, along with her team of students from the Biomedicine Society also delivered a number of presentations which talked students through the routes into Biomedical science careers, as well as other pathways. The visit was an excellent opportunity for the students to meet the Biomedicine Society and find out all about the benefits of studying Biomedicine at Salford, as well as the careers available in the industry.
The event was a fantastic success, with 100% of participants stating that they enjoyed taking part in the activities and found the experience to be useful and engaging.
Sara A Kassam, who helped to organise the event, said: “Biomedical science Day 2022 was the perfect opportunity to celebrate our heroes who are always working behind the scenes in hospitals and industry to provide the best healthcare.
“I got involved as my way of expressing my gratitude to the countless Biomedical scientists who work tirelessly for us, especially through the pandemic. I shared my passion for Biomedicine with younger people and strived to inspire them to enter the field of Biomedical Science.
“On this day, I was able to learn many things about Biomedical Science which I did not know prior to Biomedical Science Day. I also met people who shared the same passion as me and I became more confident in networking.”
Charles Middleton, who also helped to organise the event, said: “I took part because of my passion for life sciences and Biomedical Science careers. I gained invaluable skills and was even able to give eye contact for the first-time during presenting. I was able to give back to the wider community and inspire younger people.”
The University would like to thank Tahmina Hussain and the Biomedicine Society for organising this fantastic visit, as well as Dr Sara Namvar, Charles Middleton and Alia Boda for delivering their fantastic talks and helping to inspire the next generation of Biomedical professionals.
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