Hometown: Liverpool, England.

 

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I have always been interested in a medical related profession; my whole immediate family comes from different medical routes. It was only natural for me to become a health care professional when I was older. I started at the age of 16 to try work experience and voluntary work in many of the health professions. However, it was when I did my experience in the diagnostic radiography department in my local hospital that I knew immediately it was the job for me. There were so many options and avenues to go into at a post-graduate level such as CT, MRI or Ultrasound, which sounded extremely appealing to me and I will be perusing in the future.

I was 20 when I started university so I really wanted to move away from my home city of Liverpool and find my own feet. I visited Queen Margaret University for the undergraduate open day and for my course interview and I fell in love with Edinburgh. It was such a beautiful city and the campus is literally a 6-minute train journey from Edinburgh city centre. It was more than perfect. You can live in the city for the 4 year duration of your course, and still not have discovered half of the ‘wee’ gems that Edinburgh has hidden in the alleyways.

At my open day I met other students from my course, also attending interviews. This was a very valuable experience as you meet your future friends, and also the lecturers, which are also extremely friendly!

Living on campus in the halls of residence was one of the best experiences of my life. The quality of the QMU halls is superior to any other halls of residence that I visited during open days. It is such a fantastic experience to stay on campus. I cannot recommend it enough!

 

"I am so glad I chose QMU to study radiography. The structure of the course is second-to-none compared to other universities I have visited. From second to fourth year, there is 13-weeks clinical placement out in the hospital setting. It is rotational also, so you learn at different departments all over Edinburgh and beyond, which much better than having a ‘base hospital’ given to you."
Lauren Morgan

The course size is surprisingly small, which ensures that the lecturers know each person individually and really strive to build a relationship with each student. Helps is also available with either an academic or a member of support staff should you need to speak to someone about a personal issue at any point.

There is a massive support network here a QMU. Each year group looks after each other and provides guidance. If you are considering Diagnostic Radiography as a profession, I would only recommend QMU as your place to study!

As the President of the QMU Radiography Society, I would encourage every new student to become a member of a society. Here you can meet people who have the same interests/hobbies or study the same course as you. We work hard to promote radiography as a profession to primary and secondary schools, and we are aiming to hold conferences at QMU with guest speakers from all over the UK talking about postgraduate routes that radiography can provide.