What is Preparing for Health Sciences?

Preparing for Health Sciences is an interactive programme that allows you to consider different Health Sciences courses, offering support and tips in helping you to apply and prepare to succeed on your course.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.


Why should you sign up? 

  • Participate in a mock interview, where current students will help you to be a more confident applicant 

  • Become part of the university community through engaging with current Health Sciences students via online mentoring opportunities, or shadowing days  

  • Attend on campus events, getting used to the campus, and meeting other students coming into university 

You will take part in all of this and more during the rest of Year 12 (L3 Yr1) – end of Year 13 (L3 Yr2).


What are Health Courses? 

  • Nursing: Adult, Children, Mental Health 
  • Operating Department Practice 
  • Paramedic Science 
  • Midwifery 
  • Occupational Therapy 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Speech and Language Therapy


Activities Include:

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    Online Mentoring
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    Subject taster sessions
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    Academic skills sessions
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    UEA Campus student shadowing
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    Application support
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    Interview Support


You must: 

  • Live in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, or Essex 
  • Be currently in Year 12 or Level 3 Year 1, starting Year 13/ Level 3 Year 2 in September 2022 

To help us to plan for and allocate places on the programme, we also asked applicants to rate their confidence in skills in four areas. There are no right/wrong answers.  

If you have any queries about the eligibility criteria, please get in touch -  fmh.outreach@uea.ac.uk

We know that making the choice on which subject you might be interested in can be quite daunting. This video from The Wow Show shares some information about some of the subjects that you can study in Health Sciences.


Operating Department Practice – This video from the NHS explains what Operating Department Practitioners do.

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

If you have any questions, please get in touch  fmh.outreach@uea.ac.uk.

If you are part of the Preparing For scheme, you’ll get the chance to visit UEA and get a real feel for what it is like to study in a specific subject area at university.

You will have the opportunity to*: 

  • Meet current students and academics  
  • Develop practical and relevant skills in your subject area 
  • Receive advice on making your UCAS application stand out from the crowd 
  • Enjoy getting to know like-minded students 
  • Explore our university 

*All activities are subject to change due to the Government and UEA’s COVID-19 guidance. 

There is no cost to attend, and we will even arrange and pay for your transport to and from UEA. If your application is successful, you will automatically receive a place on the events and follow-up activities, and we will be in touch with more details.