Hometown: Cork, Ireland

 

About You

I’m Darragh, 22 years old and in my final year of Therapeutic Radiography here at Queen Margaret University. I have always desired a job that I’ll enjoy doing and so I applied for this degree course as it offers such a fascinating qualification that can take you anywhere in the world! I chose QMU as the overall package was ideal – the teaching facilities and programme team with such experience and the modern campus environment really appealed to me.  

Living Away from Home

For my first year of study at QMU, I lived in halls which looking back was a great choice! My time spent in halls really introduced me to student life and with that came many new friends to take along my university journey!

My top three essential items to pack would have to be:

  1. My laptop for catching up on series
  2. My trainers to get out running / to the gym for time away from the books
  3. A supply of the favourite foods from home (Tayto crisps – Number 1!)

Life in Edinburgh for me so far has been very memorable! There is always something going on in the city & something to suit every interest! It is such a young city, full of life! This has made the transition from school to university that little bit easier!

 

"The highlight of my degree course so far has been the clinical placements through the various Scottish cancer centres which has given me a real feel for the profession."
Darragh O'Donovan

The Course

I attended a visit day at QMU before accepting my offer from UCAS and this genuinely finalised my decision. From the moment I stepped foot onto campus, I knew it was for me!

There is such a homely atmosphere in the air at QMU which I enjoy! The highlight of my degree course so far has been the clinical placements through the various Scottish cancer centres which has given me a real feel for the profession. The course work offers great variety of learning and guides practical thinking and skill development which has been very beneficial.

I would highly recommend this degree course to any student who has an outgoing character with an interest in a career that involves both team working and the ability to make a difference to the lives of others. I would also advise students to visit a radiotherapy department prior to applying to gain a better understanding of the work a graduate will carry out.

My future plans after graduation will hopefully be to find a position in a modern department! But first, I plan to put my feet up and enjoy a well deserved break!

Life as a Student at QMU 

My top tip for making the most of student life would have to be to make as many connections/friends as possible in your first year! These will be the faces you will see day in/day out as you go through your years of study and it’s great to have a variety of friends from all different backgrounds to support each other along the journey.