There are so many exciting things going on @YSJOT that we are restarting our blogging as a way to share these. Ahead of the new term we want to showcase some things that have been happening over the summer months. First up is a blog from two of our first year MSc students who were successful in applying for the funded student places to the RCOT 2023 conference. Here is a round up of their conference experience:
The Annual RCOT Conference
Each year, two students from York St John are able to attend the annual RCOT conference and participate in discussion, listen to guest speaker, and come back to the university with increased knowledge of current research and talking points. Emily Sullivan and Meg Hitchen, first years on the MSc course attended. We attended a range of talks by experts in their areas, with a focus on inclusivity and diversity, growing OT in primary care, and achieving health equity. We summarised the information into helpful online infographics so other students can get a nice overview of the information discussed and click on the links to the full videos if they wish. The talks attended and summarised include: the forensic setting and acute psychosis, seclusion, workplace diversity, independent practice, primary care and referral pathways, cancer rehabilitation and horticulture, stroke co-design intervention, and older adults falls prevention.
We thoroughly enjoyed attending the conference and it created much discussion of the topics raised and ideas of career paths and research we had not considered. We hope you like the posters we created and hope the information is helpful! If you are a current student and interested in attending the conference next year, we definitely recommend attending!
Emily and Meg (MSc OT students)