We offer weekly training sessions every Monday 18:00 - 20:00 in Newsci 0.06 covering all aspects of first aid, volunteering and event first aid opportunities. Our sessions provide lots of opportunities for hands on experience to practice everything from basic first aid skills to airway management in a safe and practical environment
We're also a student volunteering unit operating as part of St John Ambulance, the nation's leading first aid charity. Our university unit provide amazing cover right here on campus at all of the club nights, gigs, open days and more! We also get involved with bigger events like football, the London Marathon, Notting Hill Carnival, and Pride!
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Weekly training runs with an introductory presentation led by someone on committee – we’re all students but also part of St John Ambulance and trained as First Aiders, Advanced First Aiders and all the way up to Ambulance Crew
We break off into smaller groups during training so that you have the chance to go at your own pace and practice as much as you want, with support, guidance and the occasional Kahoot (which we take very seriously!)
Large casualty simulations in the LCR are a fantastic way to practice skills in the most realistic environment possible. Smaller scenarios in weekly training mean you can practice what you just learnt in a safe environment
We run recruitment alongside St John Ambulance in the Autumn semester where you can become a Unit member
and join us out on events!
Click here to see current SJA volunteer opportunities
Unit members provide medical cover where they assess and treat patients at events, with the opportunity to manage teams and gain higher clinical skills with more experience and training
St John Ambulance is a charity found across the country and regularly steps up in the community; everything from local village fairs to supporting the NHS with the national Covid-19 response
Talks from Call Handlers, Dispatchers, Community First Responders and Ambulance Crews from the local Ambulance Service give insight into what happens from the point you call 999 to a patient arriving at hospital.
Events run with other societies such as British Sign Language, Headucate and Paramedic Soc mean you get the chance to learn a broad range of skills
that will help with caring for patients in a variety of situations.
We always visit the su bar after training for food, socialising, and a weekly wind down. We also run bigger socials throughout the year like bowling, summer barbecues and our always brilliant Christmas meal
Harry Wightman - President/Unit Manager
Tom Pass - Vice President/Unit Event Lead
Elinor French - Health and Safety/Unit Logistics Lead
Vaarun Sujay - Unit Training Lead
Lottie Gardner - Treasurer
Sam Angus - Fundraising Lead