After receiving excellent Physiotherapy treatment for an ankle injury at the age of 16, I decided I wanted to become a Physiotherapist. However, as it is one of the most competitive courses, I was unable to secure a place at University after my A-levels. I went on the study Sport Science and gained a couple of years’ experience as a Physiotherapy Assistant.
Immediately after enquiring about the course at Brunel, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. This support continued throughout.
Studying and working part-time was a challenge, but it enabled me to gain further physiotherapy skills beyond my clinical placements. Some aspects of the course were studied with the Occupational Therapists, which I believe is paramount in facilitating multidisciplinary working.
The course was well structured throughout, with practical experience supported by theoretical knowledge to enhance clinical reasoning skills. The university is renowned for how it prepares its students for clinical placement. Being London based, the University has access to all the top hospitals, allowing students to gain a wide variety of experience. There was excellent communication between students and staff when it came to placement selection. This was especially key for the part-time students where the University did their best to select placements near to where people lived.
In this competitive environment, the course prepared us well for our careers. It is a credit to the course and especially my tutors that I was very fortunate to get a Band five post at one of the UK’s leading heart and lung tertiary institutes.