Placement preparation…

Placement preparation…

I don’t know where the time has gone, but it is finally here – my first practice placement! It will be my first of 3 periods in clinical practice, where for the first time I get a chance to get a taste of what it is like to be an Occupational Therapist. For 10 whole weeks, I get to work alongside experienced ‘OT’s’ and other professionals to gain true insight into daily processes, and put everything I have learnt from September to the test!

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A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy student

A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapy student

So, what we all want to know is what a standard day is like once you get to Uni right? I have put together an average day so that you can gain a little insight into my routine – please bear in mind, I am on a health care course; we must commit a certain number of hours to register with our professional bodies upon graduation... (So if my timetable looks busier than you were told yours would be… don’t panic!)

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Being a ‘mature’ student..

Being a ‘mature’ student..

The time has finally arrived, so I want to explain how I came to the point of being a ‘mature’ student, and how this shaped my journey.

Ok, so it wasn’t decades ago that I was waving my A-Level results around and deciding what to do with my summer (and more importantly in September), but it’s amazing how 6 years out of practice can fill me with dread.

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Starting my course at Plymouth

Starting my course at Plymouth

It all now seems such a distant memory, sitting within the walls of my college tutor room, watching the rain trickle down the window on a cold October morning. I was tirelessly adjusting my personal statement impatiently wishing the year away. After months of constantly refreshing my emails anticipating communications from Universities, updates to my UCAS, working hard to get my grades and move to a new city…I am now officially counting down the days before starting Plymouth University to study BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy!

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