Menu Created with Sketch.

Top Tips for UCAS applications for Occupational Therapy courses

13th December 2019

As the UCAS deadline approaches, (15 January 2020!) here are five top tips, for those thinking of applying on Occupational Therapy programme… from The University of East Anglia.

  1. Be clear about why you want to be an OT – what makes OT different from the wide variety of other healthcare professions you could have chosen
  2. Give examples of when you demonstrated important OT attributes – i.e. if you say an OT needs be compassionate and a problem-solver – provide examples of when you have demonstrated these skills.
  3. Don’t be afraid to explore some of the challenges you may face on this demanding course – highlight them and explore how you intend to manage them.
  4. Consider how your experiences to date would make you a good OT student – i.e. part of a sports team, mentor for younger students, etc.  What skills and attributes have you gained from these experiences that you feel would make you a good OT – i.e. communication skills, leadership skills, etc.
  5. Research the variety within the profession so you can be confident that you have a good grasp of the complexities of the role.

Robert Grech, Graduated from the LSO in 2010 and has gone on to set up a successful clinic in Malta.
What is the most enjoyable thing about being an osteopath? When working as an osteopath,.. more
Other AHPs
The recent grants for health courses explained
In December 2019 the government announced it would be making additional funds available to support.. more
Funding, Orthoptics, Other AHPs, Podiatry, Prosthetics & Orthotics, Therapeutic Radiography
5 Tips for Applying to Study Osteopathy
Here are five top tips for those thinking of applying to an osteopathy undergraduate course.. more
Other AHPs