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What our students think

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It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride, but absolutely fantastic. One of the highlights has been the privilege to study cadavers which helped me identify the different arteries and muscles in the body.

Victoria Bonham - BSc Podiatry
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Meeting qualified cardiac physiologists at Southampton on my first year placement has really inspired me. Being able to see people who have been through the same pathway and how far they have come is motivating.

Daniela Charles - BSc (Hons) Cardiac Physiology, 2021
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I was amazed by the numerous opportunities to make friends from around the world, pick up a new skill and participate in events all year round

Cherry Cheong - BSc Podiatry, 2017
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It was amazing to work alongside some incredible nurses and mentors. Placement actually helped me understand exactly what mental health nursing is, with all its rewards and challenges.

Noela Chitu - Bachelor of Nursing, Mental Health, 2019
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I have never felt so happy and passionate about something before. The lecturers are all so experienced and many still work in the field, which gives a very relevant and current perspective on Occupational Therapy

Charlotte Clarke - BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Year 2
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Coming to university was the best decision I made as it has enabled me to grow in confidence, make long term friends, and have a rewarding career.

Amy Curran - BSc (Hons) Podiatry, 2017
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The University of Southampton was at the top of my choices: not only for its Russell Group status, but also for its great facilities, course structure and small cohort, which really appealed to me.

Liana Finlayson - BSc Physiotherapy
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I am passionate about mental health recovery and keen to learn about how the US’s use of the term ‘well-being’ could be introduced in the UK to reduce stigma.

Sarah Hatton - Mental Health Nursing
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At Southampton, we are always encouraged to be the best nurses we can be, and this is reflected in the standard of our lectures and academic support. The student community within Health Sciences provides a strong support network for everyone.

Emily Hawthorn - MNurs Nursing (Adult and Child)
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During my three years at the University I have been inspired by the world-leading academics that share my passion for learning and discovery

Elizabeth Heron - BSc Occupational Therapy 2017
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Southampton has always had an amazing reputation, especially for clinical courses. When I visited Southampton on various open days, it really did live up to its high expectations

Jasmine Kinsey - BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences, Third year
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We have had a very broad range of lectures which has made for a very interesting first year. I have started to feel like I am growing into a nurse which is very exciting.

Clara Markiewicz - Child Nursing
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The staff and students were welcoming and friendly, but most importantly passionate about Southampton making this University stand out amongst its competitors.

Fiona Maxwell - BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, 2017
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"I chose Southampton because they seemed to offer more opportunities to assist our learning such as labs in first year and charity projects throughout the three years to engage with service users outside a placement setting"

Hannah Mitchell - BSc Occupational Therapy 2017
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I love studying at Southampton, I have really enjoyed all of my placements so far and have learned a huge amount across the different areas of nursing.

Aisling Moore - BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, 2020
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The best experience on the course was getting to travel to Sweden and collaborate with the students of Lund University. Whilst there we got to listen to some amazing speakers from the world of OT, who offered new and fresh perspectives on where the profession of is heading.

Rosie Norman - BSc Occupational Therapy
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The University is the only Russell-group university for the course of Podiatry, and therefore I only ever wanted to come here! From the open day, I fell in love with the campus and the whole life around the city.

Rianna Price - BSc Podiatry 2018
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I have been on three placements so far, inpatients rehab, an acute medical ward and an outpatient musculoskeletal and I have learnt valuable skills. If we do well within a particular placement, the supervisors often say they would like us to come back once we're qualified. Not only have I learnt so much but I have also got to know qualified physiotherapists, who are happy to answer questions and pass on valuable extra skills.

Jessica Reed - BSc Physiotherapy
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It is the opportunities Southampton offers that have really made the difference. Providing sports massage at the Great South Run and for the New Zealand Defence Forces Rugby team during their World Cup tour, are definite highlights.

Samy Roshdy - BSc Physiotherapy
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Southampton being a Russell Group University was certainly something that I paid attention to, but it was the welcome from staff and students and ‘feeling’ I got when I attended the Open Days that sold it to me

Jessica Sainsbury - BN Adult & Mental Health Nursing 2018
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"I really liked the sound of the course, with all the exciting and varying opportunities it offered. Being a Russel group, I knew Southampton had a good reputation, particularly as a health sciences faculty"

Nicola Sheard - BSc Occupational Therapy 2017
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In my first year, I was attached to an acquired brain injury (ABI) unit. My supervisor and OT team made sure that I was given every opportunity to learn how OT impacts recovery and community rehabilitation.

Kellie Tedjo - BSc Occupational Therapy, 2018
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We get to engage, connect, encourage and learn so much about people as we help them on their journey in the hospital or in the community.

Tommy Tierney - Adult Nursing
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The University of Southampton is ranked as one of the top universities for studying nursing, therefore it easily grabbed my attention. The more I looked into the university the more I realized what incredible support, teaching and opportunities Southampton offers student nurses, which is why I chose to come to Southampton.

Sarah Tipping - Bachelor of Adult Nursing
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"Southampton has one of the best occupational therapy courses in the country with proven graduate recruitment and satisfaction. As part of the Russell Group it also has a high reputation for quality research"

Gail Whiting - BSc Occupational Therapy 2017
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The placements undertaken as part of the course have served as fantastic experiences to build up my midwifery knowledge and I am so grateful for the midwives and the staff I have worked with who have inspired and supported me on the way.

Christine Wiggill - BSc (Hons) Midwifery
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All my lecturers are extremely inspiring, with each of them having a specific area of interest. They all push me to be the best I can be, always ensuring I strive to succeed.

Christine Yau - BSc (Hons) Podiatry

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