Our new students are all busily settling in to life at university, making friends, finding their way around, joining new societies and getting involved with Fresher week activities!
Will this be you in April or September next year? Don’t forget we have our open days coming up in October and November on both campuses, where you can come along and meet our students and staff, you can see some of the work you will be doing, and join in our activities on the day.
Recently, I came across some work by an OT in practice with the Diability Living Foundation (DLF), who is being nominated for an award….
OTs work in many different sectors – where will your career lead you!!
In 2012, DLF set up a loan library of small electronic aids designed to help people in the early stages of dementia or those with a visual impairment to continue to lead an independent lifestyle, and to enable users to try out a piece of equipment free of charge for a short period to help with their daily lives, and where they live. After a successful pilot scheme, the Library was launched nationally at the end of last year. There are many items to borrow ranging from memory prompts, large button telephones and other communication devices that could help reduce social exclusion or encourage people to socialise more.
This is just one aspect across a wide range of ages and settings that OTs work in.
Find out more now! Who knows where it might lead you