ARU Blogs — Ben

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Faculty:Medical Science

Course: BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

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Hi! My name is Ben, and I’m currently a first-year student paramedic with London Ambulance Service, studying on the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course in Chelmsford.

Since being accepted to ARU I have been fully engaged with both the academic and social aspects of university life. Within the academic environment, I love to get involved, taking an active role in attending extra-curricular events advertised by the faculty, such as research opportunities and multidisciplinary learning. Outside of the classroom, I have really enjoyed taking part in society events and I am an active member of ARU Sirens Cheerleading.

I am a little way from home - before coming to university, I lived ‘up North’ on the Wirral (not far from Chester and North Wales), working as a teaching assistant in a secondary grammar school. I also volunteered as an assistant youth leader, working with 7-14s each week. I still keep in touch with my old school and workplace, and have been invited back to give talks regarding my experiences on the course and with London Ambulance.

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15 August 2017

Looking back upon the last ten months, it is truly astonishing how far my cohort has come. I feel it is a testament to the fantastic lectures and tutors at ARU just how much we've learnt and developed since we began the course. Read more…

9 August 2017

Following my first five weeks on placement I was yet to attend a cardiac arrest. On my second placement however, a well-loved Canadian voice on the radio buzzed away: 'General broadcast... all mobile on talkgroup, request for assistance, confirmed cardiac arrest'. Read more…

6 June 2017

For many of you, placement will come as a huge opportunity with a mixture of feelings. Through this blog I hope I can address some of the worries and concerns you might have before starting life on the road. Read more…

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