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Occupational Therapy in 2012

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    (Original post by zoeclarex)
    I think i'm gonna end up putting derby&rathbone down as my first choice x
    Oh cool, well I like Vine court but then the student life is a lot better on the of campus accommodation so I'm not to sure but I want self catering accommodation but apparently it is really difficult to get that
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    (Original post by lgorman)
    Oh cool, well I like Vine court but then the student life is a lot better on the of campus accommodation so I'm not to sure but I want self catering accommodation but apparently it is really difficult to get that
    Its going to be quite expensive Vine court though! ahaha. and i want self-catering too im a gap year student so will hopefully be able to get it.. aha x
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    How are people getting on with the Salford interviews? What a long wait, it seems Salford is one of the last ones to let people know!!
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    (Original post by zoeclarex)
    Its going to be quite expensive Vine court though! ahaha. and i want self-catering too im a gap year student so will hopefully be able to get it.. aha x
    Yeah you should be fine then, yeah I know but it is soo nice lol but I'm not sure yet if I am going to put it down.
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    (Original post by zoeclarex)
    Random question... does anyone know of any decent textbooks that i could buy beforehand that might be useful? x
    Hello!

    Im a current OT student in my final year. Some of the textbooks i tend to use a lot are -

    Occupational therapy and mental health - Jennifer Creek
    Foundations for practice in occupational theray - Edward Duncan
    Occupational therapy and physical dysfunction (cant remember the author)

    If you're really keen you could try reading some articles from the british journal of occupational therapy, could probably find some online.

    You might be best to wait until you start though, maybe your course uses a lot of different textbooks to mine!

    I don't mind answering any other questions you might have about studying OT generally if you want.
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    (Original post by cactus kid :))
    Hello!

    Im a current OT student in my final year. Some of the textbooks i tend to use a lot are -

    Occupational therapy and mental health - Jennifer Creek
    Foundations for practice in occupational theray - Edward Duncan
    Occupational therapy and physical dysfunction (cant remember the author)

    If you're really keen you could try reading some articles from the british journal of occupational therapy, could probably find some online.

    You might be best to wait until you start though, maybe your course uses a lot of different textbooks to mine!

    I don't mind answering any other questions you might have about studying OT generally if you want.
    Aw thankyou so much! haha.

    How have you found the course overall? Like compared to when you first started and now? Do you know whether you want to try and get a job in a special field (eg mental health) or something? xx
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    Had an interview for Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam beginning of Feb but still not heard anything from them. Has anybody heard following their interviews as getting a bit worried now as we were told we would probably hear by the end of Feb.
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    (Original post by Cara27)
    hey ther! i applied for uni of ulster too! you dont hear until the hpat results are out? last year it was the 30th of march and its the same every year so i assume thats when it will be!
    aaaaaah it's a horrible wait!! feels like forever since we did the test and now everyone is getting offers i'm starting to worry lol
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    (Original post by zoeclarex)
    Aw thankyou so much! haha.

    How have you found the course overall? Like compared to when you first started and now? Do you know whether you want to try and get a job in a special field (eg mental health) or something? xx
    Yeah i've really enjoyed it although some bits have been challenging! (I'm currently struggling through my dissertation so now is probably not the best time to ask lol). I really liked that there was placements right from the start so you could see what it was like to be an actual OT, whereas like some other healthcare courses you don't have any placements until your second year.

    I would like to work in learning disabilities but it can be difficult to get a job in a specialist field straight away so i'll probably end up getting a rotational post in a hospital or something to get some experience first.
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    (Original post by cactus kid :))
    Yeah i've really enjoyed it although some bits have been challenging! (I'm currently struggling through my dissertation so now is probably not the best time to ask lol). I really liked that there was placements right from the start so you could see what it was like to be an actual OT, whereas like some other healthcare courses you don't have any placements until your second year.

    I would like to work in learning disabilities but it can be difficult to get a job in a specialist field straight away so i'll probably end up getting a rotational post in a hospital or something to get some experience first.
    Ohh god. good luck with your dissertation, dreading doing that :unimpressed: ! I'm looking forward to the placements.. at the moment i think i want to try and work with children or learning disabilities, but i want to do placements in all areas obviously incase i change my mind!

    Wish you luck with finishing your degree and getting a job after! x
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    Hey, just a wee heads up on Jordanstown. Offers won't be made until the 2nd week in April, that's from Ulster themselves. Good luck, I did crap on the HPAT so I won't be getting in lol
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    (Original post by dixidot)
    Had an interview for Occupational Therapy at Sheffield Hallam beginning of Feb but still not heard anything from them. Has anybody heard following their interviews as getting a bit worried now as we were told we would probably hear by the end of Feb.
    I had an interview there last Friday, we were told 2weeks, all the interview have finished there now so I think you'll know in the next week
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    Still haven't heard off Bournemouth yet! Has anyone else heard?
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    (Original post by Goofygoober84)
    Hey, just a wee heads up on Jordanstown. Offers won't be made until the 2nd week in April, that's from Ulster themselves. Good luck, I did crap on the HPAT so I won't be getting in lol

    ah i was hoping that the decisions would be out the same time as the HPAT results i'm sure you didn't do crap!! i found the test really hard!!
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    (Original post by Scoachie)
    aaaaaah it's a horrible wait!! feels like forever since we did the test and now everyone is getting offers i'm starting to worry lol
    horrible indeed! i didnt do very well.. no offer.. well not yet anyway.. wbu? hope you got what yiou needed
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    I was considering to do occupational therapy but my hpat was terrible anyone the same?
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    I got a score of 60 and percentile of 65 and have no idea if it's good enough for O.T.
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    (Original post by dramaqueen92)
    I was considering to do occupational therapy but my hpat was terrible anyone the same?
    Yeah I applied for OT i never did half of section 1 as time went by so quick and I never realised. i got score of 55 and 38 percentile which is awful so doubting I will get in
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    Still waiting to hear from Northampton, has anyone else heard yet? Debating to contact them, but trying not to be so impatient, it's hard!!! Lol

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