Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland

 

About you

My first degree was BA (Hons) Social Science from Edinburgh Napier University. After graduating, I spent five months working full-time at Lloyds Banking Group.

I chose this course because of the condensed nature of the programme - it is two years instead of the undergraduate being four years. Also, the long nature of placement appealed to me, as I felt it would prepare me well for going into work after qualifying.

I chose to stay in Edinburgh as my family are here. There are several large hospitals in Edinburgh, offering a wide variety of experiences which I felt would help greatly in preparing me for qualifying.

"The workload, so far, has been manageable. It was a shock to go from undergraduate level to master’s level, but the support from the lecturers has been great. They are available if you have any questions or queries."
Rachel Docherty

The Course

I hoped that the course would give me the opportunity to further develop the communication skills that had gained during previous part-time and full-time work, to assist me in securing a job that would bring me a great deal of personal satisfaction. I am now looking forward to helping patients on their road to diagnosis, and then on to recovery.

The workload, so far, has been manageable. It was a shock to go from undergraduate level to masters level, but the support from lecturers has been great. They are available if you have any questions or queries.

I chose not to work during the course, due to the long 17 week placements. I am supporting myself from savings from having worked full-time prior to starting the course.

Prospective students should look into financial support option. They should definitely visit an active radiography department to get an idea of the different departments and the work involved in being a radiographer.

 

Story published 2016-2017

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