Review of Brunel University

Reviewed by S. Khanam Studied: Undergraduate in Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2011 Employment Status: Employed (At time of review) Date of Review 13 Oct 2012 Type of Student: Country of Origin:
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Course Information

Please describe your course covering all or some of the following areas: course/application requirements, the enrolment process, course duration, course content, subjects covered.

for this degree it is preferable to have some work experience in this field prior to applying, this may involve shadowing a health professional in this field for number or weeks, as this shows a keen interest in the degree. this also shows course leaders that you have initiative and a general understanding of the profession. The course duration is for three years (full time), four years part time. the modules are educational and vocational, there is a placement each year which is is also required to be passed at a satisfactory level, some of the subject areas covered include: anatomy and physiology, health and well being, social aspects, mental health, and statistics. The degree covers may areas, which makes the degree interesting and accommodates a number of learning styles.

Why did you choose this course?

Where My Interests Lie

With regards to learning, what did you gain from your course? Subjects/lectures you most enjoyed and why

The practice placements were the most beneficial aspect of the course as it allowed me to implement the number of skills i had learned through teaching. it also enabled me to grow in confidence and develop as a therapist.

Please tell us how you felt about class sizes, teaching quality, diversity, student support

Brunel offers a diverse population therefore there was strong working environment. Many people shared different views therefore there was strong student support and many debates were held during classes. the size of each class was at a good number, all students were supported during the seminar and workshops, all lecturers were approachable and always on hand to assist with learning where necessary.

Campus and facilities

Why did you choose this institution?


Please tell us how you researched the institution

i used the Guardian to research the institution, as this provides an accurate ranking of universities and courses.

The types of facilities available and how they helped with your experience

there is a large library which is open until late and open 24hours during exam periods, this holds many quiet study areas and group areas, it facilitates the perfect study environment.

Socially what was available on campus and off campus? Were there any student groups available such as the student union? Were there any networking opportunities to help you after your course

there is a large student body which is very interactive. there are a number of groups available to people, they are very active in promoting themselves.

If you were living on campus or in rented accomodation please tell us about your experience, cost of living, the area, housing support, safety and security, study facilities

there are dorm facilities available for all years, first and third year students are prioritised. as a second year student i rented a property within walking distance of the uni, houses are easy to locate and reasonable to rent.

Career & Advice

How did your course help with your past or present career? Do you feel your course opened more opportunities for you?

as occupational therapy is very specific the working field is narrow, however this course has enabled me to work as therapist in the profession of my choice.

What advice do you have for students who wish to study your course?

I would advise future student to research the course and complete some work experience in this field as it is a very specific profession.

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