Student-Led Event to Give Insight into Children and Family-Focused University Courses

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People interested in pursuing a career working with children or families will be able to gain an insight into routes into their chosen profession at a University of Worcester event this week.

The Children and Families First conference, which will be held at the University of Worcester Arena on Thursday, January 29, is being led by current University students, and will give people the chance to see first-hand what is involved in being a student on a variety of courses.

A number of courses, including Youth & Community Work, Occupational Therapy and Children’s Nursing, will be represented, with poster presentations, interactive activities and examples of students’ work all giving visitors a taste of life on each course.

Potential students will also be able to have their questions answered on subjects such as applications and general student life.

Kerry Gaskin, Conference Leader, said: “This event will provide a great opportunity for potential students to interact with those who may well have been in a similar position two or three years ago.

“For those considering their career path or a change in career, or those who are simply interested in the courses available at the University of Worcester, this is an ideal chance to meet students who are currently studying and working with children and families.

“The event will be informal, interactive and people-focused, a characteristic which all the participating courses share. We are delighted that our students have been so proactive in organising this event; as future professionals in areas such as physiotherapy, child nursing or youth work it also provides them with an excellent opportunity to interact with different groups of people.”

The event is free and open to everyone, but pre-booking is required. Two two-hour sessions will take place at the University of Worcester Arena, between 10am and 12pm and between 1pm and 3pm. To book your place, email Esther Dobson at

Prospective students will have another chance to see what Worcester has to offer them at the University’s next Open Event, which is taking place on Wednesday, February 18 between 12pm and 4pm. For more information, or to book your place,  visit  the Open Day pages.