It has been a challenging 18 months for everyone during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our students have shown resilience and determination to achieve their ambition of becoming occupational therapists. Their passion for the profession shines through and it is always rewarding for the OT team at York St John University to watch our students grow personally and professionally over the duration of their studies.
We have a lot to celebrate this year. The Occupational Therapy Undergraduate Programme was voted course of the year 2021 by students at the York St John University Student Union Awards. One student said “Or tutors consistently support, guide and encourage us, making us better professionals, and better people. They are role models for the profession and for life”.
Our final year students and Alumni from the Undergraduate Programme took part in the “OT in a Box” recruitment project promoting the profession to secondary school pupils. Listen to Freya and James, final year students and Alex, Alumni talking about the reasons why they chose Occupational Therapy as a career and why they chose to study Occupational Therapy at York St John University.
Freya – Why I chose occupational therapy as a career https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCqDB7CFXkY
James – Why I chose to study occupational therapy at York St John University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEfcR3c7re0&t=7s
Alex, Alumni and Occupational Therapist talks about why he chose OT as a career, why York St John and a day in his life as an Occupational Therapist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c8ck96kuZg&t=9s
If you are interested in studying Occupational Therapy at York St John University attend our next Open Day on Saturday 24th July 2021. Further details can be found on our webpages. Contact Alex Deacon, Admissions, firstname.lastname@example.org and Karen Wilson, Admissions Tutor for the Undergraduate Programme, email@example.com
@YSJOT blog-July 2021, Karen Wilson, Senior Lecturer and Admissions Tutor.