UK Physiotherapy BSc
I chose King’s because it has the best academic reputation of the universities which offer physiotherapy. The quality of teaching is excellent, and being part of the largest medical education organisation in Europe gives you real confidence in your professional learning.
I love the variety of the physiotherapy course. I might be in the lab in the morning, using brain specimens to study neuroanatomy, and in the afternoon I’m practising manual therapy techniques on my fellow students. You also start seeing patients early at King’s, with a clinical placement at the end of the first year. Working on a stroke ward, helping people to learn to walk again, was an amazing experience and one which really reaffirmed my choice of career.
King’s also provides students with a wide range of employment opportunities to supplement your student loans. I work as a telephone fundraiser in the evening, and I’ve even been back to my old school as a Student Ambassador to promote King’s to sixth-formers. And just to fill what little extra time I have, I have also just enrolled with the free e-learning service to brush up my Spanish!.
King's is one of the best universities in the country, situated in the heart of London with renowned lecturers who have vast experience and knowledge. Studying Physiotherapy at King's is ideal for me as we have placement from year one which allows us to apply our theoretical knowledge and put it into practise. King's also acknowledges hard work. I was privileged to receive a King's myScholarship for academic excellence.
King's has a great atmosphere, the staff and students are amazing. There are so many societies to choose from of which I am a member of very active Islamic and physio societies. For me, the best thing about King's is that you don't just make friends but you also make a family.
Pain: Science & Society MSc
I chose King’s for my graduate study as it was the university I attended at undergraduate level. My first degree was in physiology, which gave me an excellent grounding in the biomedical sciences. I then returned to King’s two years later to do a physiotherapy degree, which again provided me with sound theoretical knowledge and a comprehensive clinical skills base. I am currently working as a Senior Physiotherapist for the NHS, at a central London hospital, specialising in the treatment of patients with long term pain conditions. I have since revisited King’s to lecture to undergraduate physiotherapy students and help supervise practical teaching session.
I chose to do an MSc in pain to enhance my clinical reasoning skills and the quality of my patient assessment and treatment. This programme is one of few courses in such a topic in the UK, and is certainly of high caliber and reputation. The programme provides flexible arrangements for part time study; which helps in terms of being able to adapt to work commitments. I have been awarded an alumni bursary which assists me greatly in these challenging financial times.
I am based at Guy’s Campus. Its proximity to London Bridge station makes life easier in terms of travel. The student discounts in the cafes and restaurants on campus are reasonable, and certainly help with the cost of living in London. Having access to the different King’s libraries across London is a great advantage, especially if working. OneSpace and the online Global Desktop are useful tools when studying from home, and the graduate lounge is a valued retreat when on campus.
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