Before coming to university, I was studying for my A-levels. I already knew exactly what I wanted to do, so I strived towards the grades I needed throughout sixth form. I was lucky enough to get a private tour of the university during COVID times. The all-new facilities, especially within the health departments, made me sure that I wanted to study BSc (Hons) Sport and Rehabilitation Therapy at Sunderland.
My favourite part of the course is the close bonds I have formed with my peers. Our role requires a lot of teamwork and from the very start, we all quickly learned how to work together effectively.
Another great thing about Sunderland is that we do lots of work with PCPIs (voluntary members of the public) who come in and act as our patients. I feel this really sets us up for the future and real-life working environments.
My advice for prospective students would be to put yourself forward and say yes to any opportunity that comes your way. I put myself forward for becoming a course representative, which is something I never would have done in school. Since becoming a course rep, I have gained so much confidence and it has come with many exciting opportunities.
I am currently completing various placements in different environments such as sports teams, private clinics, and within the NHS, to work out what I enjoy most so I can pursue a career that suits my interest.
My experience so far at university has exceeded my expectations of university. Sunderland is a friendly, inclusive, and inspiring place to be. I am looking forward to my final year!"
Published 13 April 2023