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Careers and Work Experience Camp

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Careers and Work Experience Camp

Date:
Monday 22 June 2020 - Friday 03 July 2020
Time:
10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue:
St Mary's University, Twickenham

In conjunction with Achieving for Children and AimHigher London.

As part of our University’s commitment to supporting young adults make the challenging decisions around career choices, we are very proud to invite aspiring 16 and 17-year-olds to attend our Careers and Work Experience Camp.

The camp will be running for two weeks, with students choosing which week they wish to attend:

  • Monday 22nd - Friday 26th June
  • Monday 29th June - Friday 3rd July

The camp will consist of the following:

Day one (Monday 1st July)

An initial Higher Education progression support day.

Days two-five (Tuesday to Friday)

A series of optional 'A day in the life of...' specialist graduate professional work experience and careers days. Each day undertakes highly specific work experience tasks, with an accompanying guest speaker relating to the specialist role. Students are given the opportunity to attend between two and four topic days as listed below.

This event is highly relevant to those trying to decide on pursuing certain specialist career pathways, while also contributing to potential vocational further education assessments and later stage completion of a UCAS statement.

All students that complete the camp will receive a certificate of attendance which can be subsequently used to enhance a CV, while also helping towards completing a possible University UCAS application. When looking to apply to one of our many undergraduate courses, further information may be found on our website.

We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event!

Registration

Registration for the Careers and Work Experience camp will open in late February 2020.

Applicants will need to complete the event attendance application and parental consent form to request a place on the camp. Positions will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with attendance confirmation being confirmed by in June 2020.

St Mary’s University will try to accommodate as many visitors as possible but please note that applications may be declined if the safe event capacity limited is reached.

We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event.

Session information

The day will include a well-structured series of workshops as follows:

  • Review and looking ahead workshop with our Careers Team, relating to visitors' Further Education courses.
  • Preparing for Higher education workshop with our Outreach Team, including a focus on sport and health-related UCAS statement writing
  • University life talk from our Students' Union and Student Services Teams, about University living and studying

This Applied Physiologist day will provide each attendee with an in-depth and applied insight into this highly specialized graduate professional role. Visitors will complete highly relevant industry work-based tasks around physiological assessment, data collection and analysis of results, in view of informing training for performance or health.

Key topics will include the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, substrate utilization, exercise intensity/training zones and methods of monitoring physiological responses to an exercise stimulus. Data collection, interpretation and feedback will be covered, to enable an applied understanding of exercise physiology in action.

Day schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the main L202 Physiology Laboratory

10am-12pm

Video capture theory and applied tasks around kinematics including looking at Briefing and part 1 of 2 Physiology workshopsof three different motions – Squat, Single leg squat, Single-leg drop landing.

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Data interpretation and programming workshop

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker (Relevant industry professional)

3pm

Day ends

The biomechanics specialism focuses on assessing human motion, to explain how and why the body moves in the way it does. During the Biomechanics Scientist day, visitors will collect, analyse and interpret functional movement data, and consider how this sporting industry practice facilitates the athlete/coach in making improvements to performance. The content of the day will enable visitors to discover how to use cutting edge industry technology, gain an understanding of the scientific underpinning of analytical techniques and explore the process of developing a logical understanding of the results within a real-world/functional context.

Schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the R26 Biomechanics lab

10am-12pm

Video capture theory and applied tasks around kinematics including looking at knee valgus of three different motions – Squat, Single leg squat, Single-leg drop landing.

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Analysis of collected data using Kenova analytical software.Questions on data will include:

  • What are the findings?
  • What would be expected?
  • What would this mean for a coach/athlete and would it influence training?

Conceptual summary discussion including what other tests could be considered and how further data collection could influence athletic performance.

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker on the pathway into being a Biomechanist.

3pm

Day ends

This day will be spent with a highly applied Strength and Conditioning Coach, undertaking work experience tasks that include theory familiarisation, practice of benchmark techniques and hands-on presenting. The delivery of these key components of this highly specialised professional role will be conducted across a range of typical coaching environments observed within the forefront of the modern-day sporting industry.

Schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the main R28 Performance Education Centre

10am-12pm

Introduction including observations around ‘training needs analysis’ and programming

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Data interpretation and programming workshop with conceptual summary discussion

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker (Relevant industry professional)

3pm

Day ends

This fascinating day will enable visitors to gain insight into the role of a sports coach or physical educator; informing understanding of teaching/coaching practices that facilitate skill acquisition and motor learning. Visitors will engage with practical tasks that foster an appreciation for the range of pedagogical techniques used to impart knowledge and skills in a physical education and sporting context. Attending this applied day will be greatly beneficial to those who wish to become a Physical Education teacher or Sports Coach, providing insight into these highly successful career pathways.

Schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the main Sports St Marys Performance

10am-12pm

Briefing and part 1 of 2 workshops

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Part 2 of 2 workshops

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker (Relevant industry professional)

3pm

Day ends

Visitors attending this highly specialist day will gain work experience and insight into many of the key diagnostic and therapeutic practices of this profession, often inaccessible to an unqualified individual. Industry relevant tasks will be undertaken in a simulated patient and clinical environment giving a first-hand taster of what it is like to be a professional rehab practitioner.

Schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the University’s Student Clinic

10am-12pm

Introduction and participation of patient diagnosis in a clinical environment

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Close range observation of diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound techniques

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker around being an applied practitioner within a current industry context

3pm

Day ends

This day will provide an insight into the role of a psychologist within sport and exercise. Visitors will undertake industry specific professional practice tasks that facilitate understanding of theories and techniques within sports psychology, and how the information gained from these strategies can be used to support the athlete, team or coach.

Schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the University

10am-12pm

Specialist practical workshop focusing on sports endurance performance in running

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Task based workshop around psychometric questionnaires and role play case studies

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker on Sports Psychology and Q&A on definitive career pathway routes

3pm

Day ends

This ‘A day in the life of a Psychologist’ provides an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience in a range of professions in Psychology, from academic and scientific research to the more applied fields of education and counselling psychology.

This will involve direct task-based experience from a selection of procedures including:

  • Computer-based cognitive experiments
  • Investigations of neuronal activity with an electroencephalogram (EEG) or transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Behavioural studies with eye-tracking
  • Measurement of body movement in three-dimensional space with optoelectronic equipment
  • The creation and analysis of online surveys

Schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the University

10am-12pm

Specialist practical workshop

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Task-based workshop

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker on Sports Psychology and Q&A on definitive career pathway routes

3pm

Day ends

The Registered Nutritionist day will provide each attendee with an in-depth and applied insight into this highly specialist graduate professional role. Completing highly relevant work experience industry tasks, topics will cover both the management of public health initiatives and clinical nutritional biochemistry. We are proud to offer these days within our nutrition suite and advanced biochemistry laboratory.

Schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the University’s L1 Nutrition suite

10am-12pm

Briefing and part 1 of 2 workshops

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Part 2 of 2 workshops

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker on being a registered nutritionist

3pm

Day ends

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Date:
Monday 22 June 2020 - Friday 03 July 2020
Time:
10.00am - 3.00pm
Venue:
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Find out more

For more information about this event please email shas.visits@stmarys.ac.uk.

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