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Health & Social Care: Your Role In Health & Social Care – Gaining Practical Experience While Studying For A Degree With Dr Alistair Hunter From University of Glasgow

14th June 2022 @ 15:35 - 16:20



Join Dr Alistair Hunter, Programme Director for Health & Social Sector Leadership at the University of Glasgow, as he explores what we mean by health and social care, and the multitude of roles within these sectors.

Through practical experience, including placements, the Health & Social Sector Leadership programme at the University of Glasgow offers a route into diverse roles across these sectors. With a changing landscape across the UK and around the world in relation to health and social care professions, as well as an emphasis on service integration, the need for innovative thinking and leadership has never been more important.

What we have seen from evidence across our communities, in particular throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, is that it is the most vulnerable in society who feel the greatest impact of health and social inequality. This interactive session will look at the concepts of health, the different services within the sector and the implications of decisions across these sectors on individuals.

Every decision made within the health and social sectors has a direct impact on the lives of those in our communities. During this session, we will explore what we mean by ‘health’ – what does healthy living look like? What principles do we use to make these judgements? Dr Hunter will also provide information on the degree programme, based at the University of Glasgow’s Dumfries Campus. This degree programme allows students to develop critical analysis skills, gain practical experience and broaden their understanding of the different mechanisms across society so that they can ultimately drive change.

Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Dr Alistair Hunter


Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Health & Social Care and related disciplines.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the topic in advance and questions they have. Students can also think about questions they have about Health & Social Care studies and careers.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


14th June 2022
15:35 - 16:20
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