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Health's the word!

Health really matters to our UEL students, and they've been taking their learning out of the classroom to benefit our local communities, you can read their amazing stories here.

Podiatry in motion

Podiatry Lecturer Claire Duguid, along with some of her students, has been working to raise awareness of foot health and podiatry among young people in London. The Podiatry and School Science (PASS) project is a scheme that aims to reach out to school children across the UK by promoting foot health through the science curriculum. 

The project was set up by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists to raise school children’s awareness of foot health and podiatry by bringing it into the science part of the national curriculum. The aim is to inspire children to take an interest in the science behind their feet and to generate a better understanding among parents about where to find help with foot health issues.

Gemma Fit – 3rd year Podiatry student said ‘’ "PASS is a great project, introducing primary school children to the podiatry profession and encouraging them to explore how different branches of science are involved in podiatry. I love the children's enthusiasm in carrying out the investigation and their curiosity to learn more about their own foot health and what podiatrists do. It's a really satisfying thing to be part of"

Health in motion

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Health students have been working hard to deliver workshops to schools and are taking their health message out of the lecture theatre and onto the streets of London. After starting their outreach at Sports Dock, the UEL campus-based fitness centre this month, they will be at council venues in Hackney and Barking in May. What a way to learn!

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