Pulse Magazine - Vol 02 Pandemic Edition



If the last year has taught us anything, it’s been how to adapt. Here at Swansea, we’re an innovative bunch! Here are just some of the ways our staff and students have kept things going...


BRYONY BALL MSc Physician Associate Studies Graduate in General Practice


“Completing a 2 yearMaster’s in Physician Associate Studies during a global pandemic strangely enough hadn’t featured inmy future career planningwhen I initially started studying at SwanseaUniversity! From completing clinical placements in hospital wards under extreme pressures at the height of the first wave, sitting exams in COVID safe environments and learning towork in newways when startingmy career in Primary Care, the last 12months have been a challenging situation.

“I’ve learned that flexibility is key, that the learning curve is very steep and that the changes in our working environments affect all of us, newand experienced staff alike. I’ve also found that traditional examinations and history taking need to be constantly adapted. Perhaps most importantly, the situation has highlighted the need for each of us to be aware of our ownmental health, to talk and reflect regularlywith friends, family and colleagues.”


Outdoor learning

Joining the front line workforce

for yourself

Donating PPE supplies to the NHS

Human anatomy tutorials on YouTube

“88 hours of socially distanced practicals and more test tubes than I care to imagine and that’s just one module! But we delivered all of our undergraduate practical lab sessions before the students went home for Christmas (and lockdown)!“ Dr Nia Davies, Senior Lecturer inMedical Science

Contributing to vaccination & testing

Socially-distanced practicals




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