Healthfest gives senior pupils an insight into professional careers in healthcare 

By press office

Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh will host a health science festival to give school pupils an insight into the range of healthcare and health science degree programmes on offer at the University.

Healthfest is designed to offer senior school pupils from across the Lothians the chance to visit the QMU campus in Musselburgh and chat to academic staff about courses and careers in the healthcare sector. 

Pupils from S3 to S5 can expect an interesting and fun day out with games, prizes, interactive workshops and tours of the facilities on campus.  

"By taking part in a range of interesting workshops, young people can get a really good introduction to different specialist areas within NHS.  The interactive sessions will help pupils build their knowledge of the various healthcare professions and gain an understanding as to how multi-disciplinary teams work together to create positive health outcomes for patients. Participants can expect to find out about physiotherapy, therapeutic and diagnostic radiography, podiatry, nursing, dietetics and speech and language therapy."
Suzanne Ewing, organiser of Healthfest at Queen Margaret University

Suzanne continued: “Senior school pupils are at a critical stage in their education where they need to make big decisions about their future. QMU’s Healthfest could be extremely useful in equipping young people with essential information that helps them steer their education and future career in the right direction.” 

Healthfest takes place on Wednesday 21st June at Queen Margaret University. Schools can choose to attend a morning or afternoon session at 9.30am - 11.30am or 12.30pm - 2.30pm, with pupils participating in as many workshops as they wish within the allocated time slot. Schools can sign up at HealthFest registration: letting organisers know how many pupils will attend. 

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For further media information contact Lynne Russell, Communications Manager, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, E:; M: 07711 011239, and copy to E:   

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