Experience life as an Occupational Therapist at RGU

Secondary school pupils and mature students across the north-east have been invited to a careers workshop in Aberdeen to find out more about Occupational Therapy.

Dawn MitchellThe free event has been designed for fifth and sixth year pupils, college students, as well as older people who are considering applying for the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Undergraduate degree course at Robert Gordon University (RGU).

Organised in conjunction with NHS Grampian and Aberdeen City Council, 'A day in the life of an Occupational Therapist,' will be held at RGU’s School of Health Sciences on Monday, September 8.

The event aims to:
•    Educate participants about what occupational therapists do in their daily work
•    Help participants understand the skills involved in being an occupational therapist
•    Introduce participants to the diversity of areas occupational therapists can work in
•    Inform participants about what is involved in the degree course
•    Provide participants with the opportunity to experience a taster day at the university

Occupational therapists who practice in local services will contribute to the workshop and share their knowledge and experience with pupils who attend.

Dawn Mitchell, Subject Lead in Occupational Therapy at RGU, said: “The workshop will give pupils and college students who are considering a career in occupational therapy the opportunity to see what the job involves on a day-to-day basis.

“All of the relevant facilities at RGU will be available on the day and we will also make use of the Clinical Skills Centre which will allow the participants to carry out practical activities with volunteer patients.

“This has proved to be very successful in the past and many of the pupils who attend the day end up applying for and studying the course.”

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Ross AndersonCommunications Officer | Health and Sport