School pupils live on Norwich university campus to experience taste of life in medicine

PUBLISHED: 12:18 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:18 15 February 2018

University of East Anglia. Picture: Joakim Boren

University of East Anglia. Picture: Joakim Boren © All Rights Reserved 2015

A Norwich university event has given young people in the local area a taste of life in medicine.

The University of East Anglia (UEA) welcomed 30 students from Norfolk and north Suffolk for the three-day residential event, where they attended taster lectures and were given application advice.

Students stayed in accommodation to experience life on campus for the event, which comes as part of UEA’s Medical Aspirations Scheme, which began in 2011.

It helps students who are expected to gain the grades needed to study medicine, but who may have come from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Katie Francis, UEA’s schools partnership manager, said: “If you don’t know anyone who has successfully applied for medicine, applying can be daunting... We hope the students leave feeling inspired and that studying medicine is exciting and achievable.”

The scheme is funded by David Tibble, who graduated from UEA in 1970 and wanted to help aspiring medics who may be from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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