Amy Dobson

Amy Dobson worked on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic, while studying for her degree in Physiotherapy
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Amy, who has now moved back home to Surrey to work as a physio at East Surrey Hospital, said: “Being a Physiotherapy student meant that I still had to attend clinical placements during the pandemic, working in hospitals to provide services for patients. This was a massive learning curve for myself and everyone else in the healthcare profession, adapting practice to ensure it is safe for both patients and staff, whilst still providing high quality care.” 

“The University was supportive throughout this time, adapting teaching with both online and in-person sessions to ensure appropriate tuition was delivered," she added. "I was glad to be able to work throughout this period and to be kept busy as it was hard not to be able to travel home to see family and friends.” 

Amy graduates with First Class Honours. “After three years of hard work and dedication I am so pleased to have achieved a first class honours degree in Physiotherapy,” she said. “Despite there being a number of challenges over the course of my degree, including the corona virus pandemic and floods in Worcester, the friendships I made and the life experience I gained were certainly worth it.” 

“When I was first choosing where to study I looked at a number of universities, but decided to study at Worcester as it felt right for me,” she added. “It had a very friendly atmosphere and a small campus, making it easy to settle in well. The cohort of physiotherapists was also small meaning good and supportive relationships were made with both students and lecturers. I was also keen to experience life in a different part of the country and meet a wide range of new people.” 

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