Paramedic Science taster days

Have you got what it takes to become a paramedic? Find out at one of our taster days.

Book your place

You'll get:

  • the chance to speak to a course lecturer
  • a presentation covering the role of the paramedic
  • placement information
  • interactive lecture
  • practical experience of the skills lab environment
  • useful tips on applying for our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree course.

Taster day dates

We're offering taster days in Cambridge and Chelmsford.


  • Friday 29 November, 10am-4pm (fully booked)
  • Monday 16 December, 10am-4pm


  • Thursday 21 November 2019, 10am-4pm (fully booked)
  • Tuesday 10 December 2019, 10am-4pm

Book your place

Please note that because of room restrictions, we can't include family or friends in taster day sessions. If they'd like to visit ARU, we recommend coming along to one of our Open Days.

Working as a paramedic

Take the first step toward a rewarding career as a paramedic with our degree in Paramedic Science.

Successful completion of the course and registration will allow you to deliver out-of-hospital care, including an opportunity to join an NHS ambulance service. The role of the paramedic in an ambulance trust can vary from working on an ambulance or response car carrying out emergency work, to the control room or even the helicopter emergency medical service or hazardous area response team.

Paramedics are increasingly being employed in the delivery of acute care in hospitals and in private healthcare too, for example, in event medicine at concerts or motor racing.

At our Cambridge campus we offer placements with East of England Ambulance Service only. In Chelmsford we offer placements with either East of England Ambulance Service or London Ambulance Service.