ARU Blogs — Alex Grant

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Faculty:Medical Science

Course: BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Hello all! My name is Alex. I am a 19-year-old student paramedic with the London Ambulance Service, studying BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science at Anglia Ruskin University. I am a second year student at ARU’s Chelmsford campus and have my frontline ambulance placement in central London. I live in the city centre with fellow students in my cohort and my parents live in Brighton and Swansea. I am very active here at Anglia Ruskin; I am in the Chelmsford Men’s Badminton Team for the university and we regularly have fixtures both at home and away. Outside of university I am a volunteer photographer and speaker for London’s Air Ambulance, further supported by my interest in portraiture and street photography with cinematic film production.

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4 April 2018

Recently I worked at an interview day on campus for the Paramedic Science course, and was pleased to see how many were well prepared for such an occasion. Read more…

9 March 2018

Weeks have passed since my belated return to University and I have made a thorough indent into my 5,000-word Research Methodology assignment. I'm focusing on the grey area between warm and hot 'zones' where emergency services work in the event of a major incident. Read more…

5 February 2018

It has been rather a long time since I wrote a blog post as I've had surgery. I'm sure that the experience of being a patient will help me, as a paramedic, to really connect to my future patients. Read more…

11 August 2017

For my final night shift on placement with London Ambulance Service, I was with the Joint Response Unit (JRU). It's a branch off special operations where a paramedic will only respond to police-generated calls and requests, as well as uncovered, emergency 'Red 1' call-outs. Read more…

11 August 2017

The final stretch of placement has arrived! Two day shifts and two night shifts were all that stood between me and the end-of-year assessments. Read more…

8 August 2017

Camden ambulance station, Friday: three crews were at base all enjoying a rare occurrence - being sent back for break! Read more…

3 August 2017

Life on placement with the London Ambulance Service is certainly never quiet. On a recent night shift in Camden, I attended 11 patients as part of a Fast Response Unit. Read more…

12 July 2017

The second and final shift for my week on placement started with a bang. Red Base (control room) buzzed us up on the radio for a Red 1 in progress around the corner. Read more…

12 July 2017

My return to frontline emergency ambulance placement has been met with blood, flesh, bones, tears, torn clothes and distraught relatives. Read more…

20 June 2017

On return to University following out-of-ambulance placement, we've been thrown in the deep end, studying the systems of the body in great depth. And I've also become a film-maker... Read more…

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