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‘The Backyard Project’ – a collaborative green space community engagement project with a Ukranian family and YSJ occupational therapy students

This blog has been written by two of our academic staff, Dr Hannah Spring and Dr Fiona Howlett.  We are posting this in Occupational Therapy Week 2023 to showcase a very successful collaborative  community engagement project with a Ukrainian refugee … Continue reading

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Welcoming new Occupational Therapy Academic staff to YSJ

Our October blog is to welcome three new staff to the Occupational Therapy Team at YSJ: Emma, Tracey and Lauren.  All three have join us from clinical practice and therefore bring with them a wealth of varied experience. They have … Continue reading

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Showcasing the wonderful work of students from Pinc College

Over the summer I have been making links with Pinc college who are a specialist creative education college based within Yorkshire Museum in York for neurodivergent young people aged between 16-25. They also offer courses in arts based spaces in … Continue reading

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Restarting the YSJOT blog with a student review of the RCOT conference

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. … Continue reading

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Be inspired to become an Occupational Therapist

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 … Continue reading

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Evidence-based practice in action: facilitating a journal club on placement

In this blog, final year occupational therapy students Victoria Bell and Katie Jackson share their experience of facilitating a journal club whilst on clinical practice placement, and how this gave them an insight into the professional and service development that … Continue reading

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Working with refugees and asylum seekers to enhance the occupational therapy curriculum

Our March blog comes from Dr Hannah Spring and Fiona Howlett who provide a brief overview of how their work with refugees and asylum seekers is informing the occupational therapy curriculum. Above: York St John University student and staff project … Continue reading

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New year reflections on the MSc OT programme

Our first blog of 2020 comes courtesy of Sue Mesa, Course Lead for MSc Occupational Therapy. The end of the year and the beginning of the new year is a busy time on the MSc Occupational Therapy programme, with cohorts … Continue reading

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A day in the life of an occupational therapy student on placement

Our latest blog features MSc Occupational Therapy student Jo Johnson, who takes us on a typical day in her life whilst on placement on surgical wards and ITU. Hello, my name is Jo and I am a final year MSc … Continue reading

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Celebrating Student Success: Graduation 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019. Well done! You did it!   A time to celebrate‚Ķ. On Wednesday 20th November 2019 @YSJOT students will be graduating in the historical building of York Minster.  There is a lot to celebrate this … Continue reading

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