The event, which is organised by Northern Regional College, North West Regional College, South West College, University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava in partnership with St Petersburg College, Florida, is open to all health and social care students and practitioners.
The webinar discussions will include two sessions. The first session on Tuesday 14 November at 4pm will discuss housing sustainability. Housing can have an impact on health and wellbeing, and this session will focus on sustainable housing challenges, solutions and opportunities. The second session on Wednesday 15 November at 5pm will cover student support to thrive and survive. This session focuses on how Colleges from both sides of the Atlantic support students in their transitions in education e.g. secondary school to further and higher education. The second session will include contributions from both St. Petersburg College and Southern Regional College staff. Both sessions are open to students and members of the public.
Dr Karen McCambridge, Curriculum Area Manager for Health and Social Care at Northern Regional College, has been part of the conference development team since 2021.
She explained that the conference programme is tailored for Foundation Degree Health and Social Care students and Housing students and its content reflects what students in both Europe and the US are studying:
“The topics covered will be reflective of what health and social care students on both sides of the Atlantic are studying and experiencing, as well as being very relevant to current issues affecting the health and social care sector.”
“The webinar discussions will be not only be an excellent opportunity for our students to get a valuable insight from industry experts, but they will also have an opportunity to interact with their peers in the US.
Dr McCambridge added: “Students currently studying Health and Social Care courses or anyone with aspirations to do so, would benefit greatly from attending this virtual conference.”
To register for ‘Global Perspectives on Health and Social Care, Collaborative Discussions with Europe and the U.S’ and full details of the conference programme, click here.