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Working as a paramedic has been a lifelong ambition of mine

Dan Charles graduated with a degree in BSc Paramedic Science and has achieved his lifelong ambition of becoming a paramedic.

I started my degree in January 2020, just a few months before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite the obvious challenges faced by this, our amazing lecturers equipped us with the knowledge needed to be able to go out there and make the most of our placements as student paramedics.

I am now working as a qualified paramedic at Staverton ambulance station in Gloucester. While the transition from student to qualified health care professional is never an easy one, the support from both the University and South Western Ambulance Service means we are up to date with all the latest clinical guidelines and procedures.

Working as a paramedic has been a lifelong ambition of mine, and I would not have been able to do it without the support of the Paramedic Science faculty. I look forward to each and every shift, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for both myself and my profession.

A simulation of a medical emergency showing a car with a patient lying on the road, an ambulance and several student paramedics.