Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Sports Therapy Alumni Day 2016

An insightful and inspirational day here in Brook Building for our third year BSc hons Sports Therapy students as they attended our 2016 Alumni Day.
It’s not every day that students get to hear first-hand of the success stories from within their field of practice – let alone be able to hear about the huge variety of exciting career paths and opportunities available to them.
Through working in elite sport, the private sector and researching roles - to future career progressions, further education opportunities and even PhD’s, todays alumni day provided our third year Sports Therapy students with an even deeper insight into the true world of a Graduate Sports Therapist. 

As final exam periods are looming for our third years, and more and more job adverts are opening up, it was the perfect time to invite some of our alumni back into the university to talk about their inspiring experiences and success stories post-graduation. 

Showing that hard work really does pay off, a number of guest lecturers talked about how they got to where they are today, provided advice on how to set up your own business and plenty more. 

We would like to thank all of our guest speakers for making time to present at our alumni day (Karen May, Divisional Leader / Ben Oliver / Josh Jeffrey / Lisa Hartley-Woodrow / Dr Graham Theobald / Lewis Hiney and Dr Erin Morehead) and would also like to thank Jill Alexander-Riley for coordinating such a successful day. 

Working as Lecturer-Practitioners, the Sports Therapy teaching team here at UCLan are proud to showcase to our students the work they do alongside the university, in both sporting and clinical environments. Coordinating placement opportunities and prospects of work experience allows our students to see how the staff and alumni have progressed into their roles as Graduate Sports Therapists. 

Thank you once again to those who took part in today’s alumni day.

Karen May, David Rhodes, Verity Scholes, Lisa Hartley-Woodrow, Jill Alexander-Riley, Erin Morehead, Andy Cunningham, Greg Littler & Paul Ashworth.

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