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Amelia Polasik

BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

I chose Teesside because it’s one of the top university’s for radiography.

Amelia Polasik

Tell us why you decided to go to university and why you chose Teesside?

I wanted to start my working life on a challenging job path in the medical field, as I’ve always been fascinated with science. I chose radiography because of my interest in how the human body works, especially the skeletal system.

I chose Teesside because it’s one of the top university’s for radiography. It’s also very close to the North Yorkshire Moors, which I enjoy exploring in my spare time.

What do you like most about your course?

The placements, because to get hands-on experience with the machines is incredible. We are placed in one base hospital, so over the year we grow to work as a team and be part of the normal workflow, which is amazing as a young professional.

I have been on placement twice at Newcastle RVI and Freeman hospital, where I worked within lots of fantastic teams. I have learnt what my future career could be like and the vast opportunities to carry on developing within my profession.

What do you think about the campus and the services offered?

The campus is a great place with everything you could ever need as a student easily accessible. The university provides a modern environment for learning, as well as services from IT to financial support, to the amazing new library.

What do you think about Middlesbrough and the surrounding area?

Middlesbrough has all the shops you could ever need as a student as well as great public transport to local natural beauty spots. However, the best thing about Middlesbrough is that it’s very affordable and everything is within walking distance.

Are you a member of any clubs or societies, or student ambassador?

I am a member of the climbing clubs which is a great way to make friends and enjoy the great outdoors together. I’m also a student ambassador working on university events. I work flexible hours, due to my placement and timetabled classes, so it’s the perfect job for me.

What are your ambitions for the future?

I plan to finish my degree and go into my chosen field of radiography and work hard to make my way through the different levels, eventually becoming a consultant radiographer.

Would you recommend Teesside University and your course?

I have already recommended Teesside, it’s an amazing university that is nurturing and provides an incredible working environment, as well as a safe place for everyone.

I have had great experiences, from making friends for life to learning how to work individually, as well as in a team. As an ambassador I have learnt to interact with lots of different people from various backgrounds, ages and with different views on life, which will help me greatly with my patient interaction.

For anyone thinking of coming to study here, my advice would be, get ready for a great experience and get involved in as much as you can.

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