I am now a qualified ODP

Hi Everyone, I’m Sam, a newly qualified Operating Department Practitioner (ODP) and I completed my training at BU studying DipHE Operating Department Practice . My placement hospital was Poole and I graduated in the summertime this year. The ODP course covers three areas, surgical, anaesthetic, and post anaesthetic care (recovery). The best thing about our training was… Read more »

My trip to Helsinki

This is guest blog by Sarah B studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy. “We are delighted to inform you that your abstract has been accepted. We would like to invite you the International Association for Dance Science and Medicine conference in Helsinki, Finland in October 2018” I couldn’t believe what I was reading. After submitting a collaborative… Read more »

Placements and what you can expect

Here at Bournemouth uni, nursing students are allocated their placements up to six weeks prior to starting placement, so there’s always an air of anticipation when allocation day arrives and everyone finds out what they’ve been given.  Everyone is excited and discussing their different allocations at uni today. Everyone speculates what placement will be like,… Read more »

Choosing Physiotherapy

Getting an offer from Bournemouth University for Physiotherapy has been one my biggest opportunities to date. Although coming straight from Sixth Form made me nervous initially, with perhaps less clinical experience than more mature students, I soon realised this is to everyone’s advantage. As a small cohort you get to know other students well and… Read more »

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Nutrition: Food for thought

This is a guest blog written by Ellie Townend. Like many, I thought nutrition was the study of food. Oh, how I was wrong! So many assume nutrition is all about the vitamins, minerals, maybe even a diet or two… Well, I am going to break it to you: this is not BSc Nutrition at… Read more »

Becoming a mature student midwife

Becoming a midwife has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, but from leaving school my personal and professional life had taken me down a different path. That was until 2015 and the birth of my third child when my midwife told me she had started her training following the… Read more »

BSc Sports Therapy: new year, new course, new me

This is a guest blog written by Christian. Hello and welcome to my blog about sports therapy, a new course at Bournemouth University. I’m going to be telling you why I chose Bournemouth University and the Sports Therapy degree. I was born in Bournemouth and have lived here all my life, so why did I… Read more »

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Why I love social work at BU!

Studying social work at BU is one of my proudest achievements and is one of the best decisions I ever made. I never thought I would be able to go to university and be ‘academic’ but I felt passionate about being a social worker and being at BU soon changed all that. I assumed it… Read more »

Why I love Occupational Therapy

From toddlers, tottering about and finding their feet in life, to the elderly approaching the end of theirs. From bustling classrooms, to orderly hospital wards, comfortable flats and family homes, you see a full spectrum of people and places as an occupational therapy student. For me, that’s what makes it so special. I truly believe… Read more »