Why did you choose to study at Newcastle College?
I chose to study at a different University and didn’t enjoy the course content, there was no placement or practical element to the degree, I felt the course was not for me. I did some research and contacted the course tutor at Newcastle College University Centre who advised me on the course, which convinced me to start my degree at the University Centre right away.
What are the facilities like at the College?
Really great. We have access to the gym and clinical rooms, which are all free to use whenever we need. The facilities really benefit our practical learning as they allow a hands-on approach to our degree.
Have you had the opportunity to go on a work placement as part of your degree? What skills do you feel you gained?
I work at a clinic as part of my work placement, and this have given me the confidence to believe that I do have the knowledge to put what I have learnt into practice. I can take what I have learnt from the University Centre and apply it all to a real life setting, and it is satisfying to know that I am learning exactly what I need to know.
How do you think learning from industry experienced tutors benefits you?
It’s great that the tutors have experience in applying what we are learning in a practical setting. One of our tutors has their own clinic, which they use as real life examples during the lectures. For my own learning, I find it easier to relate to real life examples over theoretical, so it fills me with confidence that they can apply what they have learnt from situations they have been in.
What are your plans after your course?
My ultimate goal is to have my own clinic, which I would like have as part of a gym. This is so I could still work in a physical environment and still have my clinic assessment and massage therapy available.
You can learn more about our Sport and Exercise Rehabilitation degree course here or apply online to start this September.