Health and Social Care Open Events

A prospective student practices her health and social care skills on a mannequin during an open day.If you are interested in joining our pre-registration health and social care programmes in Operating Department Practice or Paramedic Practice at our Manchester city centre location, our health and social care open events at St James’ in Manchester are for you.

These events provide a great opportunity for you and your family to visit our Oxford Street site and find out more about training to work as an operating department practitioner (ODP) or paramedic.

The dates of the health and social care open events taking place in 2020 are to be announced. Please keep checking this page for updates.

Prospective students and their family members take a tour of the clinical skills facilities during an open day.At each event, you will be able to drop in to talk to tutors, chat to current students, attend subject presentations, and take a tour of the clinical skills simulation suite.

On Wednesday 11th December 2019, Operating Department Practice presentations will be held at 2pm and 3:30pm, while Paramedic Practice presentations will take place at 1:30pm and 3pm.

Our impressive facilities in Manchester include a mock operating theatre, simulated ambulance bay and clinical skills stations where you can engage in practical demonstrations during the event. You can also view the IT suite and library and discover everything you need to know about the student experience at St James’.

Ambulance simulator for paramedic students at St James' in Manchester.

By joining our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice degree you will train to provide high standards of care during the anaesthetic, surgical and recovery phases of hospital patients’ treatment.

Enrolling on our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice degree will enable you to study to the clinical, professional and academic standards required to become a paramedic.

Paramedic Practice is available to study at St James’, with approximately three weeks of study also required at the Edge Hill University campus in Ormskirk. You can apply to study Operating Department Practice at the Edge Hill University campus or St James’. Both courses also involve placements across Greater Manchester and the North West of England. We will endeavour, where possible, to place you in a Trust near to where you live.

Open Days

Please note, you can also visit the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine at Edge Hill University and find out more about studying any of our pre-registration or applied health and social care degrees at any of the University’s open days.

How to Find Us

St James’ is located on Oxford Street, between Patisserie Valerie and Fretwell Bennett hair salon, just a couple of minutes’ walk from Manchester Oxford Road train station. The postcode is M1 6EG.

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