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Junior Health Sciences Academy to hold Early Careers Event in March 

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Junior Health Sciences Academy – Adamski, Thomond Community College and Aoibh Hayes and James Collins, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh pictured with Health Sciences Academy manager, Miriam McCarthy and Spin South West presenter Louise Cantillon at the launch of the Junion Health Sciences Academy Early Careers 2022. Picture: Brian Arthur.

Junior Health Sciences Academy to hold Early Careers Event in March 

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More than 20 healthcare professions, such as various types of medicine, nursing, clinical therapies and careers in psychology nutrition will be discussed.

This year’s Junior Health Sciences Academy Early Careers Event will take place virtually on Tuesday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 2. The event is aimed at TY and 5th-year students who are interested in health science-based careers.

More than 20 healthcare professions, such as various types of medicine, nursing, clinical therapies and careers in psychology nutrition will be discussed. Students will get a great insight into the life of a health care professional, from UL Hospitals Group and HSE Mid-West Community Healthcare employees to UL students studying under the health sciences wing.

This is the Junior Health Sciences Academy second year of running the Early Careers Event. Last year, 1,600 TY and 5th-year students were in attendance. The idea was developed to give insight and advice to students who are interested in careers in health sciences, as they could not do work experience in hospitals or other clinical settings due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Work experience is a crucial part of helping students figure out what they want to do in university, and this careers event gives them the information they need to help make important decisions.

Junior Health Sciences Academy manager Miriam McCarthy shared her excitement for the upcoming event, telling I Love Limerick, “Following on from a hugely successful careers event last year, we are delighted to be delivering this two-day event again, showcasing over 20 careers in healthcare. Students will have the opportunity to listen to clinical staff from UL hospitals group, Mid-West Community Healthcare and from students and academic staff at the University of Limerick.”

The event will run from 9.15 am to 2.45 pm on March 1 and 2, with some very exciting special guests lined up including Spin South West broadcaster Louise Cantillon, who told I Love Limerick, “I am delighted to be supporting the Health Science Academy and the Limerick & Clare Education and Training Board with this event. I think it is a really positive event that focuses on careers in health in particular. It is a fantastic opportunity for students to get lots of information and it will help inform them with their subject and future career choices.”

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