Trips to London for Health & Social Care Students
London is a great destination for a health & social care study trip on a budget. A study trip to London will allow your students to explore different sectors and institutions involved in health and social care in the UK.
The Florence Nightingale Museum allows students to explore the role of Nightingale in the development of training for nurses and standards of care in hospitals, whilst a visit to the renowned British Psychoanalytical Society will allow your students to gain a deeper understanding of what working in mental health entails.
At StudyLink we have a fantastic choice of subject-relevant visits that will give your students an interesting insight into the potential career paths open to them in health and social care.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Executive coach transfer to accommodation||British Psychoanalytical Society - 2 hour talk on Careers in Mental Health||Evening visit to the lastminute.com London Eye|
|2||Florence Nightingale Museum||Medical Projects - Introduction to Healthcare half day course||Executive coach transfer home|
|Morning||Executive coach transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||British Psychoanalytical Society - 2 hour talk on Careers in Mental Health|
|Evening||Evening visit to the lastminute.com London Eye|
|Morning||Florence Nightingale Museum|
|Afternoon||Medical Projects - Introduction to Healthcare half day course|
|Evening||Executive coach transfer home|
Price Shown includes
- 1 night’s bed & breakfast accommodation
- Executive coach transport from & to college & throughout your stay
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a selected departure point on selected dates and is subject to availability.
Additional on-tour support available...
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Pre-booked and pre-paid London Underground tickets
Top visits for college groups in London
British Psychoanalytical Society
The British Psychoanalytical Society is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in training and clinical services. Some of their members were responsible for setting up and developing psychoanalytically informed clinics in the National Health Services, such as the Tavistock Clinic, The Portman Clinic and the Maudsley Hospital.
We can offer a choice of experiences to suit your itinerary and budget.
‘Being a clinical psychologist’ Experience day: Four hours long plus lunch. Students have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it is like to work as a clinician, have team meetings and be a service user. Experience days are limited to a maximum of 20 students. A certificate of participation is awarded and the course can be tailored to suit the desired learning outcomes for each group.
Careers in Mental Health talk (2 hours): Two-hour long visit covering a topic of interest as identified by the teacher and students plus a talk on careers in psychology.
BodyWorlds London is the perfect place for your trip. The plastinates and thought-provoking interactives will educate and challenge students, making it possible for the entire group to study the inner workings of the human body into great detail – up to the smallest hair vein! There are more than 200 exhibits, spread over six galleries, split into the following sections: Locomotive System, Cardiovascular System, Reproductive System, Nervous System, Digestive System and the Respiratory System. The museum experience educates about the inner workings of the human body, showing the effects that daily lifestyle choices have on our health. Set up in the former home of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, BodyWorlds offers comprehensive education packs to guide students and teachers during their visit, catering for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. All are linked to the National Curriculum. An unforgettable field trip your group will be talking about for years to come!
Bethlem Museum of the Mind
Bethlem Hospital is Europe’s first and oldest institution to specialise in mental illness. The hospital museum, Museum of the Mind, has relocated to Bethlem Hospital site, and the new premises include a dedicated learning space, permanent exhibition, temporary exhibition gallery and archive search room.
Self-guided visits are available for school groups. These 90 minute sessions include a short introductory talk and a visit to the museum which now includes sections on labelling and diagnosis, freedom and constraint, temperament, treatments and recovery.
Teachers are welcome to make an advance visit and develop their own activities.
Delve into the darker corners of the mind at the final home of the father of modern psychology!
The Freud Museum was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family after they were forced to flee Nazi-occupied Vienna. Students can discover the man behind the theories through his intriguing consulting room, his extraordinary collection of antiquities, and his world-famous psychoanalytic couch.
The Museum has a dedicated Education Team who are passionate about Freud and his work. Facilitated visits include an introduction to the house, and a tailored discussion at the end of the visit to help students understand Freud’s approach and assist with exam preparation.
Students can also explore Freud’s ideas with a new series of specially produced educational films, created for A-Level students learning about the psychodynamic approach.
The V&A Museum of Childhood - with Sociology Session
Visit this fantastic museum’s exhibitions and explore a broad range of subjects relating to childhood, fashion, play and social issues. Major exhibitions, such as War Games, are large and feature around a hundred objects, interactive interpretation and multimedia. For A-level sociology groups, hour-long talks are available in the afternoons on ‘The Social Construction of Childhood’. Tailor made sessions can be requested and provided where available.
Sleep Assessment & Advisory Service (SAAS) session
During a 90 minute session with a sleep expert from the Sleep Assessment & Advisory Service (SAAS), students will explore the links between sleep and wakefulness. Created by Dr Chris Idzikowski, the country's leading expert in sleep and director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, this unique session draws on his experience of more than 30 years in the field which includes running a sleep disorders centre, investigating the effects of drugs on sleep, giving expert advice at major criminal trials and publishing several books.
You can choose to focus on a range of study themes including: Sleep Research, Sleep Disorders; Sleep and the Law; Sleep and dreaming, Mental Illness and Sleep. Your session can be tailored to suit the specific learning requirements of your group. For example, for GCSE groups "Sleep research" can be turned into an opportunity to learn about "Research methods" used in psychological research.
The Wellcome Collection
The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.
The venue provides an insight to anyone seeking to understand biology, medicine and the role of medicine in society – past and present. Free guided tours of exhibitions are available for pre-booked groups.
London Medical Walking Tour
Take a walking tour of London to discover medical issues and advances over the years. Tours can be tailored to cover themes such as Public Health, Plagues or Cholera.
The Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum
St Mary’s Hospital is home to the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum. As well as seeing Fleming’s laboratory, restored to its 1928 condition, students can explore the story of Fleming and debate his precise role in the development of penicillin.
The Florence Nightingale Museum
Helping students to examine the role of Nightingale in the development of training for nurses and standards of care in hospitals, groups can see how the status of nurses was transformed, as well as how Nightingale’s work showed a new approach to the day to day running of hospitals. Why not use our worksheets to focus your group in the museum?
The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your students can explore the hands-on galleries which cover a wide range of subjects areas including:
Wonderlab - Science and Maths:
Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences. Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students. The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.
‘Who am I?’ - find out what makes you in this gallery that mixes intriguing objects with interactive exhibits.
Psychology & Sociology:
Psychology: Mind Your Head – a small exhibition exploring some of the stories, tools and puzzles that have engaged British psychologists during the 20th century.
The museum also offers a great selection of curriculum-linked schools events and shows, and stunning 3D films in their IMAX Cinema. Science Museum resources are also available and free to download.
Centre of Clinical Hypnotherapy Workshops
Exclusive to StudyLink
We now offer a fantastic range of exclusive psychology hypnotherapy workshops in central London.
Sessions last 90 minutes and cover the following study themes:
- Depression (inc. suicide)
- Eating disorders
Some hypnosis can be included in the sessions (over 16s only). Call us to find out more.
We're delighted to offer a bespoke half-day course that is designed to give your students an insight into what life's really like working as a healthcare professional. They will get an expert talk, along with the opportunity to try some experiential activities, such as suturing and venepuncture.
During this four-hour visit, your students will get:
- To gain a genuine understanding into the role of a healthcare professional
- To develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills
- To develop basic clinical skills taught to students at Medical School
- To gain a deeper understanding into the process of becoming a Doctor
- To gain experiences that can be used to boost university applications
- The lastminute.com London Eye
- View from The Shard
- Thames River Cruise
- West End show
- Jack the Ripper tour
- Human growth & development
- Positive care environments
- Patient care pathways
- Psychology for health & social care