Charlotte and Danielle: Tea with an OT

As third year occupational therapy (OT) students we decided to organise and host an event for National OT week 2014.  We felt this would be a great opportunity to promote our profession within the Faculty and amongst the local community.  As part of our third year course we are offered the opportunity to take on an ‘emerging role’ placement.  This is working with a charity… Read more »

Back with a bang

It’s happened guys. It’s really happened. The horribly distant third year has actually arrived, and it’s no gentle easing in like we’re used to. But before we get bogged down in all this work, let’s rewind. So I finished my fifteen week placement in Oxford. It was fab! I learnt so much, and feel more confident than I ever have that I can be a… Read more »

Preparing for the future as an employee

Preparing for interviews and employment was made very clear thanks to Annabel Smoker’s Employability Week that she organised. She showed us insight on how to write out personal statements, C.V.s, and portfolios, and how to compete our online job applications. I was also lucky enough to have gained so much experience within the University from both my roles as NAMSOC President and Faculty Officer (see… Read more »

My final year at uni – GULP!

My final year has been a hectic one because, not only have I had these two roles, but I have also been a 3rd year nursing student with essays, exams, placement and trying to hold down a part time job alongside the course. I’ve had very little time for myself, but luckily, I have made friends with many people around the University, so when I’m… Read more »

My roles as NAMSOC President and Faculty Officer

As NAMSOC President (2013/2014), I managed a great committee. We were the first committee who managed to get sponsors from nightclubs and restaurants to enable students to receive discounts in a variety of different places – we charged a new fee for membership in exchange for a NAMSOC membership card which was a huge success. As a committee we organised charity events such as cake… Read more »

One day at a time

I’m still going strong on placement at the moment – just on the last couple of weeks, so I definitely feel pretty at home now in Oxford. Sometimes placement can feel a little bit like you’re plodding away one day at a time, though at others it feels like you’re on fire and really getting somewhere towards being a Cardiac Physiologist. So here’s a rundown… Read more »

Lauren: Flying the nest – the end of year three and the beginning of me…

It has been a while since my last blog and much has happened since then. So I thought I’d summarise the last four months, finishing uni, and letting you know my plans for the days ahead. When I wrote back in February I was immersed in my placement. I’m pleased to say the experience was excellent and I achieved a personal best in my final… Read more »

Six weeks in…

By the time you’re reading this, I will have finished my sixth week on placement! Last weekend I was back in Southampton for the summer ball where all the nurses, midwives, physios, pods, OTs and healthcare scientists are getting together to celebrate the end of this year.  It was lovely getting to see my course friends and swapping placement tales and horror stories!  And seeing… Read more »

Dave Progl: ‘The Big Idea’

So my names Dave Progl and I’m a second year Physiotherapy student at the University of Southampton and also a student representative for the CSP. This means that I get to go to regional meetings representing my cohort and then to national meetings where as a region we represent our universities but also work collectively. This year our region won a national competition and I… Read more »

When revision gets too much…

Exams are finished, yay! The sense of relief is amazing. We had one exam on Medical Physics, a second about Cardiac Physiology and our two pieces of research coursework have just gone in, so we’ve only got two essays left to finish and submit. We’re very close now to our academic year finishing and then everyone’s out on placement. But studying and having so many… Read more »