Ella Boorman

Occupational Therapy

“It’s a great course that can lead to careers in various healthcare areas.”

I’ve always wanted to have a career that involves helping people. An occupational therapy course seemed like a great choice because it can lead into a vast number of career areas. When I came to the Brookes open day I instantly felt at home. The lecturers were all very friendly and welcoming, so I knew this was the course for me.

I’ve really enjoyed learning about the anatomy and physiology of the human body, as well as the disorders that can affect us throughout our lives. It’s been interesting to discover how essential occupational therapy is in our lives to ensure health and wellbeing. I also greatly enjoyed the placement element of my course, as it allowed me to see, in practice, what I have learned. I had a highly supportive practice educator who enabled me to increase my confidence and competence.

The living accommodation is close to campus and has all the facilities you need. There’s a great range of books in the library as well as plenty of study areas to complete your work. There are also lots of opportunities to make friends through clubs and societies. The fresher’s fair is a great chance to find societies and clubs that you can get involved with and make like-minded friends.

Hopefully once I’ve completed the course I will be able to find a job as an Occupational Therapist, although in what setting I’m not yet sure!