BUDSS: Helping out the local community – Beant Thandi, 4th year

This year, Birmingham University Dental Student Society (BUDSS), has been restricted in what it is able to do for our students. I thought to myself, how can BUDSS bring students together – whilst staying (socially distanced) apart?  I saw a post online of a medical society’s food bank collection, so I messaged them and asked … Continue reading “BUDSS: Helping out the local community – Beant Thandi, 4th year”

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My Experience as a Student Nurse on the Band 4 Covid19 Extended Placement

Further to Public Health England’s (PHE) request to third-year nursing students, I opted in for a Band 4 pre -registration nurse role on a six-month extended placement. To practice effectively in line with the Code (NMC, 2015) all staff had to complete mandatory Covid19 e-learning training, which provided new guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE). I … Continue reading “My Experience as a Student Nurse on the Band 4 Covid19 Extended Placement”

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My experience volunteering at Birmingham City Eye Hospital – Neha Mehta, Dentistry Student

I am currently volunteering at Birmingham City Eye Hospital. Here I have been helping to police the social distancing measures inside the hospital. With a limited capacity, we help to direct patients to the correct departments and ensure a one-way-system is maintained to avoid collisions and breaches of 2m. I also help the reception staff with … Continue reading “My experience volunteering at Birmingham City Eye Hospital – Neha Mehta, Dentistry Student”

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My experience as a 2020 Response Volunteer – Delan Hadad, Dentistry Student

I’ve been volunteering at Birmingham City Hospital, primarily at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. My volunteer title is “2020 Response Volunteer” and my tasks include: Helping outside main doors to the Eye Centre and its Emergency Department, advising visitors of visiting restrictions and ensuring people are directed to the correct streams Making sure all … Continue reading “My experience as a 2020 Response Volunteer – Delan Hadad, Dentistry Student”

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My placement experience on a COVID ward at the Children’s Hospital – Sarah Cribben, 3rd year Student Paediatric Nurse

Being a third year student nurse out on placement at the moment is both terrifying and exciting. I am told I am working on the ‘frontline’, but I am in exactly the same place that I have been for the last three years, a children’s hospital. Working with children during this pandemic makes it so … Continue reading “My placement experience on a COVID ward at the Children’s Hospital – Sarah Cribben, 3rd year Student Paediatric Nurse”

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My experience of working in R&D – Lylah Irshad, Medical Student

When I volunteered to be part of the medical student support scheme, I did not imagine that I would become part of a COVID-19 research team. When I started out in R&D, I had relatively little research experience. However, 7 weeks later and my knowledge and understanding have grown immensely. This unique opportunity has enabled … Continue reading “My experience of working in R&D – Lylah Irshad, Medical Student”

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Assisting in the fight against COVID-19; my experience on a liver ward – Uchenna Odunukwe, Medical Student

Over the past few weeks, I and a number of other medical students have had the opportunity to assist in the fight against COVID by assuming some of the responsibilities of junior doctors. Having dealt with both COVID-suspected and COVID-positive patients, the unprecedented chance to work through a global pandemic has taught me to be … Continue reading “Assisting in the fight against COVID-19; my experience on a liver ward – Uchenna Odunukwe, Medical Student”

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