Caroline Powell

Occupational Therapy

“Already I am sure that I have made the right choice of career.”

Oxford Brookes is a highly regarded university, so I was delighted to have been offered a place to study here. The placements and campus are within a commutable distance from my home in Reading, which is important as I have a family and carer commitments.

The teaching team have been supportive and the level of personal attention that I have received has pleasantly surprised me. The library staff are helpful and knowledgeable, I have been able to order books online to collect when convenient, and access e-books at home.

I am currently on my first placement and already I am sure that I have made the right choice of career. I have a supportive practice educator and I am beginning to see the theory I have learnt being put into practice. A patient told us after a home visit that they felt relieved about their progress because of our visit and that was extremely rewarding to hear.

I plan to work as soon as possible after the course as an Occupational Therapist, but I can see the potential to study for a master’s at some time in the near future.