Visit from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Uniformed Services, Law & Criminology

On Tuesday 17 October, our Uniformed Services, Law and Criminology students had a visit from two members of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance service.

The talk, held in the Main Hall, was  a fascinating hour for the students as they learnt how the air ambulance works, how the organisation operates as a publically funded charity, and the training required for the crisis crew.

Many students were involved in a role play exercise where four students were a pilot, a navigator, a doctor and a paramedic on-board the helicopter. They had to attend to a 999 call where  a 16 year old male victim and two witnesses were at the site of a lorry road traffic collision. The students even got to wear air ambulance helmets, suits and backpacks. 

At the end of the talk, the students were all encouraged to take part in the Lifelines video challenge which will help raise money and awareness for the air ambulance team. 

Later this year, students and staff from the Public Services, Law & Criminology faculty will be abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower to raise money for the charity. 

We look forward to seeing more fundraising for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance later this year!