Natalie has secured a job working as an operating department practitioner.
My course, the overall experience, the support and guidance are all excellent.
I have a family so I wanted to be close to home. I’ve grown up in the area so Teesside University was an ideal choice.
I’ve always wanted to work in healthcare and have a particular interest in anatomy and physiology. I wanted to learn more about being part of a surgical team and helping to make a difference to people’s lives.
I enjoy every aspect of the course. Although I’ve found it hard work trying to balance everything, it’s helped me develop my planning and organisation skills.
The theory-based sessions give me a good grounding. However the practical elements are my favourite, giving me an understanding of how to apply this knowledge in practice.
The support from my tutors is exceptional, and if they can’t help they’ll direct me to the right place.
The campus has some fantastic facilities. There are spaces in the library for group work or quiet areas to work on your own. The library also runs workshops to help with essay writing and referencing.
The Students’ Union has loads of different activities and there are plenty of bars and shops on campus so everything you need is on the doorstep.
Absolutely. My course, the overall experience, the support and guidance are all excellent.
I’ve managed to secure a job working as an operating department practitioner. I start as soon as I graduate, working in the NHS trust where I’ve had my placements. When I started the course the tutors told me it would be like a two-year interview and that’s exactly what it has been.