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I did the Health Studies course at NWRC and I'm due to qualify as a Speech Therapist this Summer

21 March 2022
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Name:

Darrina Hunter

Where are you from?

Derry

Course studied at NWRC?

Level 3 Health Studies (Health Science Pathway)

Previous Education before you came to NWRC?

Thornhill College-completed my GCSE’S

Why did you choose to study at NWRC?

I chose to study at NWRC due to the learning style suiting me better, it offered more units that would be relevant for my chosen degree of Speech and Language Therapy making the jump to University that bit easier. I had spoken to previous students who had completed the course and it had allowed them to access their chosen University degrees, therefore making me more comfortable.

Tell us about your course.

I was taught by lecturers who came from health backgrounds therefore this provided me an insight that I wouldn’t have received in school. It was a mixture of large lectures and smaller seminars therefore this made support more accessible. I also had a placement that needed to be completed in an area I was interested in which was enjoyable and useful.

Did you take part in any work-based learning as part of your course?

I attended a three-week placement in the local Trust which was a shadowing placement based in a busy ward within the hospital caring for patients and working alongside and learning from the multidisciplinary team. I also attended a specialist unit within a school.

What did you do afterwards?

At the end of my course, I began my degree in Speech and Language Therapy at Leeds Beckett University which I will be graduating from in July 2022.

Would you recommend this course to other students?

Yes, I would recommend this course to anyone interested in Health and caring professions to complete this course, it gave me a good foundation to moving into a degree program!

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