Salford City Academy students get surgeon and physiotherapist advice


Surgeon Leela Biant and physiotherapist Justine Theaker gave Salford City Academy students a ‘cutting edge’ visit. The pair gave an insight into the medical profession when they visited the Peel Green school recently.

Leela is the Academic Head of Dept Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Manchester. Justine is Clinical Lead Therapist and Advanced Practitioner. They both met with students studying STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) subjects, to discuss career opportunities.

The medical professionals helped students to make the link between their classroom studies and the working world. They gave them an overview of their impressive careers, including patient stories and a glimpse of life in a typical medical team. Students also got hands on, looking at a selection of orthopaedic medical equipment, which included disability equipment for elderly.

During the visit, Leela and Justine highlighted how the world of science is open to everyone. They outlined the good opportunities for those with STEMM qualifications; making a difference in the challenges facing our modern society.

Commenting on the visit, Suzanne Vickers, Science Teacher, said:

“This was an exciting opportunity for our students to explore the fascinating world of STEMM and to start thinking about the various options available to them. A big ‘thank you’ to both Leela and Justine for a truly inspirational visit”.

TNT Education

Photo Credit: Salford City College

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