What this opportunity offers you
- £1,000 Bursary grant
- Explore health systems and improve clinical skills in resource deprived hospitals, whilst experiencing a wide spectrum of cultural differences
- Observe a spectrum of diseases not seen in the UK
- Build lifelong links with African communities
- Gain experience in recognition and management of tropical medicine
- Develop skills in improvisation when resources and technology are unavailable
- Get directly involved in acute in-patient management
- Make a difference to the level of provided patient care by sharing your extensive clinical knowledge with local communities
The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
- Career management skills
- Commercial awareness skills
- Communication skills
- Creativity skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Enterprise skills
- Intellectual and subject knowledge skills
- Leadership skills
- Networking skills
- Persuading/negotiating/influencing skills
- Problem solving and analytical skills
- Social responsibility and global awareness skills
- Team working skills
Overall the huge amount I was lucky enough to experience has made me develop more as a nurse and as an individual. I’ve learned that there is more to life than money and large amounts of choice at a supermarket. Malawi has taught me the importance of health and how quickly this can be taken away from you. I know I want to go back to Africa again as it feels that a part of me is still out there and I don’t think it will ever come back.
Available to:Nursing students
Pre-requisites:Students must be up-to-date with work/academic contact hours.
The application form will indicate the criteria for applicants, indicating that the the study period must take place in a sub-Saharan African country of the students' choice.
Proof of financial circumstances is also required, together with proof of acceptance at the intended placement.