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Equality and Inclusion

The Health Sciences Academy is committed to an Equality and Inclusion agenda. This includes:

  • promoting CPD that meets the needs of health services staff and ensuring that Continuous Professional Development (CPD) provision is accessible to all;
  • making health, wellbeing and illness prevention widely available;
  • developing and participating in activities which promote health care education to people from all backgrounds. 

The Junior Health Sciences Academy is a wonderful means of further informing all children and young people about health matters and possibilities for health careers. Activities include:

The UL Teddy Bears Hospital – an annual event run by UL medical students aimed to alleviate children’s anxiety in medical settings and also give children an insight into the work of doctors.

The UL Nursing and Midwifery Summer Camp – a fun and interactive two-day non-residential camp here on the UL Campus. The camp is suitable for all post-junior cert, transition year, and fifth-year students. The aim is to discover more about Nursing and Midwifery as career choices; Participate in interactive sessions in state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories; Sample university life and explore the UL campus.

The Medical School Integrated Crash Response Training - an afternoon in which paramedic, nursing and medical students work with regional and local first responders, including police, fire and rescue, ambulance and coastguard, to learn how to work effectively and respond in motor vehicle collision scenarios. Transition year students are invited to join and observe this educational experience.

Equality and Inclusion Projects

  1. Continuous Professional Education
  2. Accessible Continuous Professional Education
  3. Access to Public Health Knowledge
  4. Equity of student experience
  5. Equality & Accessibility