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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.

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