Students Previous Experience



We spent time in the children’s ward at the local hospital. I thought I had prepared myself mentally for what I was going to witness, but the truth was, no amount of preparation could have prepared me for the reality we witnessed. It was very emotionally challenging and despite being very well supported, we all found the week very upsetting.

On reflection however, I am glad that I saw the hospitals, and experienced all that we did, I have come away with a deeper understanding of the challenges of healthcare provision in our world and a much greater appreciation of what we have here in the UK.

(Zoe Jennings)




Our in elective in Uganda was a truly amazing experience. It was an emotional journey, but onethat I have enjoyed every moment of. Even the difficult situations we faced were, on reflection, a positive experience which I have learnt so much from. To experience healthcare not only in the developing world, but in a variety of different settings was a unique and valuable opportunity.

It was a pleasure to be able to spend time within the local communities and meet such wonderful people. It is an experience I will never forget. I would encourage anyone who is considering this experience for their elective to go, you will not regret it! (Emma Perks)





Without being over dramatic, the elective was truly life changing! I was able to get immersed in the Ugandan culture, meet so many wonderful people and make friends for life. Despite many sad tears, there were also tears of complete joy and amazement. If I ever get the chance to go again, I’d be on the plane in a heartbeat. It has really given me a whole new perspective on nursing. There is so much we can do without medicines and equipment. Just using our hands, our voices, our compassion and getting involved can make such an enormous difference.  (Louise Kipping)

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