Department for Health

  • Final blog

    My first placement was at the Children’s Health and Exercise research centre (CHERC) in Exeter. This was good however due to COVID-19; no children came into the centre, so therefore no assessments or interaction was done. Although, I did go...

  • Hospital placement update

    A few months into my second placement in the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital and it's going great! I am involved in multiple projects; my main ongoing task at the moment is all around the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) measurement. When...

  • Hospital projects

    My previous blog explained in detail about my main ongoing project, measuring mid upper arm circumference (MUAC). In this blog I will talk about other projects I am involved in. These vary from speaking to various charities to see whether...

  • Results of the data collection

    Following on from a previous blog where I attended a school to undertake data collection on whether the timing of exercise (performed in the morning, or afternoon) affects a child’s cognitive function. Here are the tests explained. The Go-No-Go test...

  • VIP – Our hybrid presentations

    Hello, it’s me again! I hope most of you have finished exams or assignments by this time. To me, it has been a hectically busy semester. But the good thing is I am winding down for a little while before...

  • VIP – We grow as a team

    Hello again, I can’t believe time flies! It’s nearly the end of semester 2. There is SO MUCH to catch up since my last post about my volunteering experience for the Film Active Project. Sorry for not being able to...

  • How to earn some extra cash while on placement

    For those of you who are lucky enough to be paid for your placement, I am jealous! Working an unpaid 9-5 job can be tough on our finances, especially as students. Earning some extra cash is always something I have...

  • Data Collection in a school

    During my first month of placement, I attended a school to undertake data collection with a member of Exeter University for her dissertation. I feel it is really important to get involved where you can on your placement, especially if...

  • What to know before going on placement

    Having been on placement now for 6 months, these are some of the things I have learnt and advice I would give to those of you starting a placement. Being nervous is completely normal. Any new situation or environment may...

  • My first placement day in The Children's Hospital

    I made my lunch and packed my bag the night before. My clothes were laid out ready, however, I don’t have a set uniform; the policy is just smart, plain clothes so I will be making the use out of...