Student Story: Rose, 1st year student

Rose Huxley is a full-time 1st year student studying for a BSc at the University of Derby

I chose to study occupational therapy because I love working with people and want to make a difference to the lives of others. Occupational therapy is a natural and perfect fit for me! 

The practical and varied ways in which we learn at university enables us to build a diverse skill set as well as in-depth and up to date knowledge ready for employment.

Rose Huxley, University of Derby

On the course, I have enjoyed the different ways in which we learn – it’s not just sitting in a lecture theatre! You are encouraged to get up, get involved and develop your skills. And meeting all the other wonderful students!

I have learnt that OT is a very broad and unique practice, no two days will ever be the same! It can make a huge difference to people’s lives, something that is now being recognised more than ever and hopefully means big things for occupational therapy in the next few years!

I think the practical and varied ways in which we learn at university – from role play to Virtual Learning Experiences – enables us to build a diverse skill set as well as in-depth and up to date knowledge ready for employment.

To anyone thinking about studying to be an occupational therapist, I would say go for it!! It’s an amazing career choice and the best decision I’ve made!