Aortic Futures Careers Day

Inspiring Underrepresented Students to Explore Biomedical Research Careers

Step into the exciting world of biomedical research and explore the many fascinating career opportunities available in research.

Recommended for KS4 and upwards (ages 14+)

Join one of the school sessions

The Aortic Dissection Charitable Trust, in partnership with the University of Liverpool and Everton in the Community, is excited to announce the Aortic Futures Careers Day!

This event is designed to promote diversity in biomedical sciences by inspiring underrepresented communities to explore careers in medical research. We are inviting schools in Liverpool to bring their students interested in science aged between 14 – 16 years old to attend this unique and informative event.

Aortic research students
University of Liverpool Aortic Research
University of Liverpool Aortic Research
Everton Stadium Goodison Park

My Aorta, My Future

Aortic Futures Careers Day is an excellent opportunity for young students to learn about scientific research, explore different medical research careers, and consider going to university. The event is targeted at low-income households and BAME communities in Liverpool, school ages (14-16yr) who would be the first in their family to ever go to uni.

The sessions will have a mix of stands, mini practical workshops, career advice, and opportunities to meet the scientists and surgeons. The researchers and surgeons present at the event will all be from a diverse range of backgrounds and will be more than happy to talk about why they decided to follow a career in science.

We will also have special guests who can talk about aortic dissection and their experiences.

Learning Opportunities

  • What is an Aortic Dissection?
  • How can we protect our Cardiovascular Health?
  • What happens with open heart surgery?
  • What materials can be safely used to replace diseased tissue in the lab?
  • What are biotechnology companies developing to tackle cardiovascular disease?

Curriculum links

  • Showcasing scientific career paths
  • Development of scientific thinking
  • Experimental skills and strategies
  • Analysis and evaluation
  • Real-world context
University of Liverpool Aortic Research
University of Liverpool Aortic Research
Everton Stadium Goodison Park
Everton Stadium Goodison Park

Improving community health

Importantly, Aortic Futures Careers Day is an event with a purpose. Aortic dissection is a life-threatening condition that requires urgent medical attention, and our researchers and surgeons are working tirelessly to advance our knowledge of this condition and improve patient outcomes.

By attending this event, students will be able to learn about the critical research work that we do and understand how they can contribute to improving health outcomes in their communities and beyond.

Book your visit

We encourage schools to book their slots at Aortic Futures Careers Day and help us inspire the next generation of medical researchers. This event is an opportunity for young students to explore the world of biomedical research, connect with experienced professionals, and gain valuable insights into the many career opportunities available in this exciting field.

Places must be booked in advance

Slots run for 45 minutes from:
 Morning sessions: 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am
Afternoon sessions: 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Limited transport to the venue is available if needed.

Free interactive sessions
Wednesday 3 May 2023

For help or questions please contact:
0151 316 0997 

Key Stage Suitability: KS4