The Biomedical Horizons project partners proposed to hold 3
days of free events focussing on biomedical science and career paths available
within this sector. The intended audience for these events were family groups,
young people (10+) and adults.
events consisted of:
workshops on biomedical topics with discussion facilitated by role models
from a diverse range of biomedical careers.
model interviews conducted by workshop participants exploring what working
in biomedical science entails 'day to day'.
drop-in exhibition with interactive stands hosted by companies / organisations
giving a broad overview of careers and illustrating the impact biomedical science
has on everyday life.
opportunity for some participants to arrange work experiences with contributing
organisations, facilitated by Careers Scotland.
and discussion were the cornerstone of the events.
workshop topics were:
Antics - testing for disease and the use of antibiotics
Medicines - the involvement of Chemistry in the development of medicines
Bones - exploring how tissue engineering could be used to repair and replace bones
the events, the interviews were used to produce a peer-led careers resource. The
resource contains descriptions of 31 different jobs written by young people for
young people. There are also tips for arranging work-placements from a work placement
host, activity ideas and a summary of our learning from the project. Visit the
page to download a free copy of the resource.
2nd March 2006|
230 Secondary School pupils (S2-S6 ) and teachers attended from Edinburgh, West
Lothian and the Scottish Borders.|
Corn Exchange, New Market Rd, Edinburgh (running in parallel with Opportunities
2006 organised by Careers Scotland in Edinburgh)|
16th June 2006|
- 4.15pm |
200 Secondary School pupils (S2-S6 ) and teachers attended from Edinburgh, East
Lothian, Falkirk, Midlothian, North Lanarkshire and the Scottish Borders.|
Park Leisure Complex, Dundee St, Edinburgh|
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17th June 2006 |
- 5pm |
100 young people (10+ yrs) and adults dropped in on the day including: adult returners
to education, secondary school pupils and their families and people thinking about
their career options. |
Park Leisure Complex, Dundee St, Edinburgh |
visits lasted approximately 2hrs with time slots beginning throughout the day.
Here is a sample timetable for a time slot beginning at 10am:
science workshop (including time to interview people who work in the area)|
· Bioengineering workshop / Building Bones
workshop / Antibiotic Antics
· Developing New Medicines workshop / Making
round the drop-in exhibits|