Barton Peveril’s Careers in Healthcare Day

Barton Peveril Students’ Careers Insight

Barton Peveril Principal Jonathan Prest with Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, and Barton Peveril students.

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College hosted their inaugural Careers in Healthcare Day on Tuesday 26th November 2019. The College welcomed representatives from throughout Hampshire, including academics from local Universities and professionals for the healthcare sector.

The event was opened by key note speaker Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives, who spoke on the importance of the sector and her work within it. A series of lectures then followed, throughout the day:

University of Southampton academics Jim Bird, Keith McCormick and Hannah Semerero delivered lectures on Nursing, Podiatry and Audiology respectively and Dr Mark Ashton spoke of his work as a Doctor alongside students from the University of Southampton’s Widening Access to Medicine Society (WAMSOC).

The University of Portsmouth brought their state-of-the-art Nursing Bus to College, for an immersive healthcare experience and Bournemouth University Healthcare students spoke on Midwifery, Nursing, and Paramedic Science.

University of Portsmouth's Nursing Bus
University of Portsmouth’s Nursing Bus with Barton Peveril students Lucy Derrick and Katherine White.

Three representatives from Hobbs Rehabilitation offered insight into Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy, Dr Roxanne Magdalena spoke on her work in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Dr Samson Thongs-George shared his experience being a student doctor.


Barton Peveril student and Wildern School alumni Rebecca Robson, who is pursuing a career in Psychology and attended the lecture given by Dr Roxanne Magdelena, said:

“Learning what it takes to enter this sector, in a profession I have always wanted to pursue, is invaluable. I’m glad I now know what life as a practicing Psychiatrist is like and feel better equipped to continue towards this goal after finishing my A Levels.”

Speaking on the event, Barton Peveril Careers Manager Shoonagh Hubble said:

“We have been lucky to host professionals from a wide range of health careers in college today, which has helped to show students that not only are there great opportunities in Medicine, but also that there are fantastic careers throughout the healthcare sector. Students found the day really inspirational and said that it really opened their eyes to the variety of careers available.”

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