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Outreach activities for schools and colleges

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Outreach activities for schools and colleges

Brighton and Sussex Medical School is involved a range of outreach activities working with both primary and secondary schools. 


School talks and visits

The BSMS Outreach Team regularly travel around the country to visit schools and colleges, attending career fairs and delivering workshops where learners may be interested in applying to study medicine.

These sessions include: 

  • “A Journey through the NHS” - suitable for Years 7-13 
    A presentation following a fictional patient from initial consultation through to diagnosis and subsequent treatment, meeting a host of healthcare professionals along the way.
  • “Getting into Medicine” - suitable for Years 10-12
    A presentation/workshop demystifying the application process along with some advice and guidance on choosing the right medical school.
  • “Introduction to Admissions Tests” - suitable for Years 11-12
    An interactive workshop exploring the differences between UCAT and BMAT featuring practice questions.
  • “Introduction to Interviews” - suitable for Years 12-13
    A workshop exploring the various medical school interview styles, considering possible questions types and practicing interview techniques.

As well as in-person delivery, we are also able to run these sessions online for groups of students. If there are just a handful of aspiring medics at any one institution, we recommend signposting them to our Events page as we run a suite of these online talks throughout the year. 

Alternatively, you may wish to consider becoming a BSMS hub school and receive a programme of activity for aspiring medics across Years 10-13. Please see below for further information.

If you would like to speak to a member of the team about how we can support you and/or your students, please get in touch via


Become a BSMS Hub School

To increase the accessibility of medicine-specific careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG), the BSMS Outreach team have put together a programme of sessions that is delivered to aspiring medics from a number of schools/colleges within a particular geographical area. 

The programme consists of five sessions, led by current medical students and BSMS staff, that are designed to support students across Years 10-13. The sessions explore a variety topics including those that are science/medicine-based, as well as those that focus on areas of the medical school admissions process. 

The role of a BSMS Hub School is to facilitate the attendance of learners from both their own and other local schools and colleges. Where the programme is being delivered in-person, sessions will take place at the Hub School.

For further information about the BSMS Hub School programme, please see the poster below and/or email Charlotte Smyrk via or email

Download Hub Schools poster >