Soapbox are delighted to be welcoming University of Aberdeen MSc Global Health and Management students to the office this week for a brief orientation before the start their work-based placements (WBP) with us at the end of January. As part of the MSc, students are offered an elective WBP. The WBP allows the opportunity for students to work with health and development organisations in the UK and overseas. Through the placements, students gain a unique experience, make valuable connections within their area of choice, and develop transferable skills as well as CV-enhancing experience.
Over the ten week placement, our students will be working on projects focused on antimicrobial stewardship, overcrowding and bed management in low-income country maternity units, and review and development a Soapbox ‘Community of Practice’.
We have previously hosted MSc Global Health and Management student Liz McLeod who successfully conducted her project on participatory methods of training for low-literate populations and went on to complete her dissertation with Soapbox, winning her the prize for the year.
Watch this space for updates from the students on their time with us…