Careers and connections in Health and Wellbeing


Connections can take you anywhere in the health and wellbeing sector.

Whether you’re looking to study in clinical, care or medical environments, our courses will give you access to more than just quality teaching. Each course is designed to take your specific or broad career role to the next level, and will include the chances to network, connect and work with established clinical, medial and social providers in the UK, including the NHS and the West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Accredited Courses

Many of our courses are professionally recognised and accredited by industry regulatory bodies including the Nursing and Midwifery Councils, the Health and Care Professions Council, the Society of Sports Therapists, the Royal Society of Biology, and the institute of Biomedical Sciences.

View our Health and Wellbeing courses

Your career

Employability is built into the very core of these degree programmes. Practical experience in real life settings is just as important as the academic theory that underpins the knowledge you will gain.

We offer a dedicated careers service with advisors who have specialist sector knowledge who can help you grow your career development skills.

Whether that be for the NHS, private organisations or charities, we equip our students with the skills and experience they need to hit the ground running.

Our graduates have secured careers across the state, private and independent organisations in the following roles:

  • Nurse
  • Midwife
  • Paramedic
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Operating department practitioner
  • Support worker
  • Student guidance advisor
  • CAB cases specialist
  • Welfare rights officer
  • Family support worker
  • Welfare and engagement advisor
  • Heath and social care assessor
  • Social worker
  • Local government
  • Civil service officers
  • Public Health

Amy Basford

Graduated 2013

Ill health in childhood sparked an interest in nursing for graduate Amy, who is now an award winning nurse specialising in infection prevention and control.

Amy's story

Our latest connections

Work experience

Whichever health or wellbeing course you choose to study at Staffordshire University, you will have the opportunity to work in a great range of diverse clinical practice learning placements, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career.

Whatever your specialism, you'll get to practice in a caring, compassionate and competent manner and you'll enter the job market with a clear edge over the competition.

Highly-skilled and experienced mentors will play a pivotal role in supporting you in practice, as well as guiding you through assessment. They'll plan and co-ordinate your learning experience, balancing the amount of direct supervision you require against independent learning. Wherever you live we'll advise and support you in your travel arrangements.

Our students fully engage in diverse and dynamic placement environments which enable them to be totally equipped to work in any healthcare environment.

Undertaking work experience is an important aspect that sits perfectly along your studies and helps you to:

  • build a network of industry connections
  • put your academic knowledge into frontline practice
  • enhance your skills with hands-on experience

Throughout this process, students develop partnership working with service users and carers and explore how they can work effectively and creatively with them.

I have been lucky enough to work with the community midwives, on the birthing unit, on delivery suite, also on maternity and medical wards. The variety of placements have given me a range of skills and knowledge which have helped me develop as a midwife.

Annrose Boakye

Midwifery student

Our students

Everybody that I know within my cohort has received not only one job offer, but a few of them have received several job offers – and it's all thanks to the training we've received and the variety of placements that we've had. It's opened your eyes to areas that you didn't think you'd experience or that you'd be interested in.

Katrina Riches

Nursing Practice (Adult)

It's been nice to have a range of placements. We go to Telford, Shrewsbury and Stoke so we get to see different Trusts and how they work.

Jedaine Angus

Nursing Practice (Child)

I made some amazing friends during my time here; not to mention the encouragement and positive vibes given by the staff and my mentors on placement. They’ve helped me achieve my lifelong ambition of being a paramedic.

Katie Hill

Graduate Paramedic

I loved studying Health and Social Care at Staffs. Great facilities and amazing supportive lecturers. Just a few months from completing the course I gained full-time employment as a Young Carers Project Worker. I'm #proudtobestaffs

Laura Tierney


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