On Saturday 10th November we exhibited at the College of Paramedics’ annual event, the UK Student Paramedic Conference.

Our office situates in the small town of Bridgwater, so feeling homesick at the sight of city centre traffic (whilst in a van – even better) is almost a guarantee when travelling to conferences.

This year we ventured to Birmingham, and whilst the 6 a.m. wake-up call was a bit of a struggle, the success of the day and fantastic organisation by the College made it more than worthwhile. The patatas bravas were an added bonus!

Students were keen to know about our stuff, including new books like Emergency Birth in the Community (author Amanda Mansfield was a speaker at the event) and popular titles like the J&B Paramedic Field Guide – the bible of diagrams.

It’s always great to make a sale, but the more important aspect of exhibiting means we can have a good natter with the delegates. We loved hearing of our books being used during placements, along with feedback on our iCPG app and what they felt to be missing in the market of paramedic practice.

And that’s what’s so fulfilling about attending these events; whether they’re students or five years post-qualification, it’s great to be face to face with those who give so much to our society, and to gain a small insight into life as Paramedic.

P.S. – Look out for Emily as she’s featured in the College’s upcoming promo video

Sophie Holman