Getting relevant experience is very useful for careers in medicine. Experience, or at least observation/shadowing, can be part of the application process for courses. Volunteering is a great way to do this while you are at Sussex. Things to consider:
Currently based in Brighton General Hospital
Use Community Base, ESCIS and the Brighton & Hove Community and Voluntary Sector Forum for local opportunities:
Contact details for NHS Trusts in the Sussex area. Use for contacts/volunteering opportunities
There are lots of care homes in Brighton/Hove, and most are keen to take on volunteers – good idea to check their CQC rating online first to make sure they are of an appropriate standard to learn in.
Also, it's worth asking whether they have visits from health care practitioners to ensure that you meet a wider range of the health team