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08 Feb

London 2012 physiotherapists inspire students at UEL

Physiotherapy and podiatry professionals took part in a recent futures fair at the University of East London, offering specialist advice to students and prospective students.

The free event held at UEL’s Stratford Campus was set up to promote graduate opportunities, and to give students the opportunity to network with a host of professional experts and London 2012 senior practitioners.

Among the speakers were UEL graduates Rosie Mew (Great Britain Lead Physiotherapist for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics) and Laura Hanna (Great Britain Physiotherapist for Mens’ Hockey and President of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM). Both were warmly received by the audience, which consisted of a large number of London 2012 volunteers.

Physiotherapy Programme Leader, Liz Nicholls said: “This event offered students the opportunity to network and interact with clinical specialists.  The feedback we received showed that the experience was a rewarding and inspiring one. It was a great success and we are looking to put together similar events in the future.”

Podiatry Lecturer, Claire Duguid, also attended the futures fair. Claire spoke about her recent experience in Ghana together with UEL podiatry graduate, Ralph Jetter. They spent three weeks working in a rural community with little access to modern health care, helping local clinicians increase their foot health care skills and understanding.

For further information about physiotherapy and podiatry courses at UEL, contact Elizabeth Nicholls on e.j.nicholls@uel.ac.uk



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The University of East London (UEL) is a global learning community with over 28,000 students from over 120 countries world-wide. Our vision is to achieve recognition, both nationally and internationally, as a successful and inclusive regional university proud of its diversity, committed to new modes of learning which focus on students and enhance their employability, and renowned for our contribution to social, cultural and economic development, especially through our research and scholarship. We have a strong track-record in widening participation and working with industry.

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