Nishanthan Thisaveerasingam


“I have worked at the John Radcliffe (JR) Hospital Neuroscience Department as Therapy Assistant for two years prior to my course at Oxford Brookes.”

I wanted to progress to become a physiotherapist and the JR Hospital agreed to second me for three years to study.

Because I have been working full-time for the past five years and studying part-time, going back into full-time education is quite intense. But I am really enjoying it and it’s something I want to do. I love the practical part of the course. The theory is quite tough but very interesting. The experience I’ve had at the hospital - seeing the patients in an acute setting – has really helped me on the practical side of things. I’ve just got to knuckle down on the theory.

I would like to get some experience in different specialities of physiotherapy and then try and specialise in one area. When I have finished my studies I am to come back to the JR Hospital to work as a full-time physio.