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Call out for Herts graduates: ‘where are you now?’

The University of Hertfordshire is looking for past physio students to share stories of the exciting places their degree has taken them.

The physiotherapy department is this year celebrating 20 years since the validation of its BSc programme, and is keen to hear from graduates who also have successes to celebrate.

Principal lecturer Diana Davis said staff had found out through Frontline that graduate Nigel Tilley had accompanied the European Ryder Cup golf team on its successful campaign in the US last year. The story gave them the idea to find out more about the destinations of past alumni.

Others were working with world-class athletes, a world handball champion and the Arsenal women’s football team.

Mrs Davis said: ‘We find out about some past students through different channels, some through Facebook or Linkedin, others might write to us from abroad if they need advice with work or study there.

‘We recently carried out a tutorial for students on working abroad using a Skype discussion with a graduate working in Hawaii and another based in Canada, so we know our students have ended up in some pretty interesting places.

‘The 20th anniversary is an ideal opportunity to reconnect with students and make that contact more formal,’ she said. Graduates with clinical successes or successes outside of the profession, such as sporting or academic achievements, are encouraged to get in touch and tell their stories.

These anecdotes and images will be displayed in the newly refurbished physiotherapy department at the university, along with artefacts and memorabilia collected over the last 20 years.

Please email your photographs and ‘where are you now?’ information, along with contact details, to: d.davis@herts.ac.uk

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Author(s)

Sally Priestley

Issue date

17 April 2013

Volume number

19

Issue number

20

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