Thursday, 10 July 2014

It's Actually Happening!

Some of you will know that for the last couple of years I have been aiming towards this point... Days shadowing OTs in different settings, working as an OT assistant; All with the aim of going to university to study Occupational Therapy.

After looking at various options and universities I decided to apply for the MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Reg) at The University of Cumbria. I chose this university for a number of reasons:

1. The NHS would pay my fees in England as appose to £9000 a year to study in Scotland.
2. Its the closed English university to Edinburgh that I can study the MSc at. I plan to commute to Carlisle for classes!  
3. I like the fact the Cumbria is a small university and has a really friendly feel to it. I hope this will be a place that as a student I'll be well supported.

After applying, having an interview and finally hearing I got a place... I have been gradually going through the process of completing the final checks to confirm my place which has been quite a simple process (maybe not as simple when i chose this time to move house... Changing address half way through checks, complicates things slightly).

It's Actually Happening!!

Yesterday made it all start to feel really real as I travelled down to Carlisle for the orientation day! It was great to meet other people on the course and find out a little more about the course content even if it has increased my anxiety on the workload. 

All in all I'm really excited about starting the course in September and I hope this blog will allow me to share my experience from OT assistant to OT student and then to an OT graduate. 

The blog gets it's name from the daily commute by train to get to classes. I will hopefully use the time to blog as well as do the recommend reading...

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