ARU Blogs — Jack

Jack in an ambulance, wearing a Student Paramedic T-shirt

Faculty:Health, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Allied Health and Social Care

Course: BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Hi everyone, my name is Jack and I’m a Paramedic Science student at ARU.

I am from Ireland and moved over in September 2020 in order to study paramedicine in the UK.

The pandemic has made things quite complicated for me to start this journey here in the UK and it’s safe to say my university experience so far has been a little different than I expected, but still just as great.

As well as being a student paramedic, I am also in the process of becoming a dispatch assistant in the emergency operations centre, and I also volunteered as an immuniser for the Covid mass vaccination programme.

As a digital student ambassador for ARU, I hope to share my journey with you through my time at university, and even give an insight of my experience in placement with London Ambulance Service.

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19 April 2022

I moved to the UK from Ireland in order to study Paramedic Science. This was not a decision I took lightly. I did a lot of research into paramedic education and paramedic practice in the UK. Education for paramedics in the UK is extremely advanced, and yet it is still constantly developing. Read more…

8 April 2022

Placement is a great learning experience, as you get to put your theory into practice, however, it can be a very daunting experience. I think everyone has the anxious nausea prior to your first shift on the road as a paramedic. Read more…


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