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Working in Health Access Network -- WestWHAN
WestWHAN working in
partnership with SCI-FUN

We are delighted to announce a new collaboration with Working in Health Access Network West (WestWHAN), an organisation which promotes careers within the health sector. They also aim to encourage a greater number of Scottish pupils to consider continuing their studies into higher education, particularly in schools with a lower-than-average transfer level.

This new relationship follows on from our previously highly successful link with FifeandtaysideWHAN in March 2007, which is continuing in this academic year.

On behalf of the WestWHAN group, Dr Alan Foster writes:

“We are delighted to be working alongside SCI-FUN, as a basic interest and ability in scientific approaches is essential for any one of the healthcare professions. Part of our awareness-raising work in the national WHAN (Working in Health Access Network) project is about involving school pupils in a hands-on way with the business of health care.

“We try to do this in an imaginative and stimulating way, something which SCI-FUN already does, providing a benchmark for those interested in engaging and inspiring work with school pupils. It is natural, therefore, that our groups should work together. Furthermore, it is an opportunity to underline the essential intertwining of science and healthcare concerns.”

SCI-FUN and WestWHAN will be working together to actively promote science and health professions in around twenty schools during this academic year.

From the WHAN homepage:

"WHAN is a national collaboration of 27 Scottish Further and Higher Education institutions, the four Regional Wider Access Forums, local authorities, the NHS and national careers and certification agencies. Its aim is to raise awareness of courses of study and careers in the healthcare professions."

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