Young Professionals has a practical week!
The first week on Young Professionals at d’Overbroeck’s has come to a close and students have had an exciting week of academics! Wednesday started with subject theory sessions during which students were introduced to the topics they were going to be investigating. Theory lessons are key to ensure students understand the concepts behind their practical sessions, which were certainly interesting!
Over the week’s practical sessions, Medicine students investigated the lungs and how they work. Students were able to see, in real life, how a lamb’s lungs inflates and deflates during breathing by blowing through a sterile tube, directly into a set of lungs (visit our Instagram page to see a picture!). They also investigated the eye and were fortunate enough (although some of us staff thought it was more unfortunate…!) to dissect a pig’s eye and understand the inner workings of the retina, cones and rods that form eyes.
Meanwhile, Forensic Science and Criminology were in the laboratories next door extracting DNA from strawberries and their own strands of hair. Using microscopes, students also collected leaves from the gardens and investigated their microscopic structure and cellular composition.
Business and Enterprise students and Digital Marketing students also put their entrepreneurial skills learnt in theory lessons to the test by developing a music production company and presenting to a ‘board’ of governors. Business students used their persuasion and presentation skills as well as their financial predictions to persuade the board, whilst digital marketing students pitched their plans for promoting the music production company.
Alongside the lesson-based learning, students also attended study in action days on Thursday! The engineering students visited the National Space Museum where they worked together to design, construct and launch a rocket to land on the moon whilst the Computer Programming students went to the Design Museum in London to take part in a digital design workshop investigating its importance in the 21st century. International Relations and Law students visited the True Crime Museum in Hastings and went on an interesting tour of the city’s historic crime scenes where they learnt about the legal proceedings behind these horrific(!) crimes.
All in all, it’s been a busy week of learning for students at d’Overbroeck’s but everyone is excited to see what the upcoming week holds!