My favourite places on campus as a Mental Health Nursing student


Faculty: Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
School: School of Nursing and Midwifery
Course: Mental Health Nursing BSc (Hons)
Category: Nursing and midwifery

14 April 2022

As a Mental Health Nursing student at ARU in Chelmsford we get access to some awesome facilities. A lot of my time is spent in the William Harvey building, the University’s library, and the student’s union, so I thought I’d share my favourite on-campus facilities with you below.

William Harvey

Welcome to William Harvey! This is where our practical sessions are based and where we learn the basic essential skills we need to know before going out onto placement. As a first-year student, we learn about basic life support, moving and handling and takingA sphygomomanometer and blood pressure chart observations. These skills sessions include learning how to perform CPR on our manikins, taking manual blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer and stethoscope, using hoists on student volunteers and the further into the course the more exciting it gets!

A manikin dressed as a patient in a hospital bed
It is such a great experience to be a part of and our ‘ward like’ rooms make it so much more realistic so you can get a proper insight into carrying out the skills in a professional environment.

The Library

This is our library! It is an absolute life saver when it comes to needing books for assignments or just needing somewhere less distracting to study. (And the bonus is that the library is open 24 hours a day, so we can go here anytime.)

A view inside the library at Chelmsford showing chairs, tables and shelves of books
Inside a library room that can be booked
I often come here and book out one of the rooms to sit and crack on with my work when I have things that I need to get done.

Students Union

The Students Union building (Tindal) is one of my favourite places on campus. This is where many different events are held that you can get yourself involved in.

A therapy dog
One of these being the pets as therapy events held by the SU and the NHS Society. You can quite literally just come along and sit and stroke dogs for hours! What better way to de-stress from assignments!

A therapy dog


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