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uea or liverpool for occupational therapy?

hello! im struggling on whether to firm liverpool or uea for occupational therapy, wondering if anyone had any insight into which one would be better (pros/cons etc), thank you!!!
Original post by jessleaa1
hello! im struggling on whether to firm liverpool or uea for occupational therapy, wondering if anyone had any insight into which one would be better (pros/cons etc), thank you!!!


Only you can decide which uni is best for you. As long as both courses are HCPC approved they will be required to cover similar content and, in terms of employability, the NHS doesn't care about where you studied. If you can, attend offer holder days and have another look around the facilities and chat to staff and students. Where are the placements - will you have travel and find additional accommodation or are they easily accessible from uni? Then think about what you want from the location. Norwich is a smaller city than Liverpool and offers a campus setting. Liverpool uni is in the heart of the city. Compare accommodation costs (for halls and private lets for later years) and ease of travel if you want to go home during term time.
Original post by jessleaa1
hello! im struggling on whether to firm liverpool or uea for occupational therapy, wondering if anyone had any insight into which one would be better (pros/cons etc), thank you!!!

Hi there,

Choosing the right university is indeed a significant decision, and I completely understand the challenges involved. I faced a similar situation when deciding on my PhD program. I can share some general factors that helped me make my decision.

Department reputation: Consider the reputation of the department and the amount of research conducted. A strong academic standing not only improves the quality of education but also sends a positive signal to future employers. Most of the UEA lecturers are fellows of the Higher Education Academy, which means that they have an extra pedagogical qualification on the top of their PhD, making the teaching exceptionally good

Career support services: Look into the career support services offered by each university. UEA, for example, is known for its excellent CareerCentral support, providing various resources and incentives to build your CV and cover letter. For example they have an award based scheme that helps you build your CV and prepares you for interviews. Their connections with alumni can also open doors to valuable opportunities.

Location and atmosphere: The city itself plays a crucial role in your overall experience. Norwich, where UEA is located, is renowned for its beauty and vibrant atmosphere, it's the city of literature. It offers a pleasant environment for studying, with numerous charming coffee shops and easy access to the seaside.

While the decision you're about to make may seem daunting, always remember that you have the power to create the opportunities at whatever university you choose to study. Having studied at three different universities Middlesex University London, UCL, and currently UEA I've found that each institution provided unique opportunities that contributed to my personal and professional development.I wish you all the best in making your decision.

Feel free to reach out if you'd like to discuss any of this further.

Best regards,
Daniel
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Original post by jessleaa1
hello! im struggling on whether to firm liverpool or uea for occupational therapy, wondering if anyone had any insight into which one would be better (pros/cons etc), thank you!!!


Hi I also applied for occupational therapy but I didn’t apply to university of Liverpool as it’s too far but in my opinion it would be better to go to uni of Liverpool as their course for occupational therapy is accredited by world federation of occupational therapists which means you can take the degree anywhere internationally if you choose to move in the future whereas uea course for ocuppational therapy is not accredited by WFOT (world federation of occupational therapists) :smile:

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