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Inspiring students to take STEM further

Many students think that careers in STEM are only for A* candidates. Physiology lecturer Tom Warrender discusses the range of options available and offers some ideas for inspiring all students to take their STEM studies further.

In today’s secondary schools, every teacher has the responsibility of raising the aspirations of their students and giving them advice and guidance where ever possible. So, what do you do when you have a student that’s interested in a career within the NHS?

Chances are the student will fall into one of the following categories:

They want to be a doctor or surgeon and have a good chance of getting the required grades. 

They (or their parents!) want them to be a doctor, but you know deep down they won’t get the grades needed to get into medical school.

They like the idea of working in the NHS but have no idea what to do.

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