Student Perspective by Niamh Crowley

Third Year OT Student

Being a creative person was one of the reasons I chose to study occupational therapy and the programme at UCC gives me the opportunity to be creative while I learn. Classes are often task-based involving role-plays, craft activities and group work. Having a small class allows close friendships to form and creates an encouraging and warm learning environment. This year I had the opportunity of representing UCC at a European conference in Lithuania where I met occupational therapy students from around the world. I think the best thing about this course is that I learn something new and interesting every day!

Student Perspective by Linda Hogan

Third Year OT Student

The UCC occupational therapy programme is a very unique and interesting course. I am in my third year of study and have greatly benefited from the varied aspects of learning. We have had many guest speakers visit our class. These range from professionals in different fields to those who share their experience of occupational therapy. We have been involved in many interactive lessons from creative art sessions to architectural drawing classes. There is great support given within the course through our buddy system between OT students across the years. Through our extensive placements we gain practical experience in the field of occupational therapy.

How our students describe our course to future prospective students:“Learning about living, an understanding of people and how the environment matters, personal reflections on everyday life; varied, hands-on, enjoyable, small class, combination of theory and practice, develop personally and professionally, stimulating, interesting, challenging, every day is unique.”