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Pressure up in Scotland

The CSP in Scotland is urging graduates to join a lobby of the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh on 25 October to highlight the student jobs crisis.

It hopes final-year students and recent graduates will attend from the three Scottish universities providing physiotherapy degree courses: Robert Gordon in Aberdeen, Glasgow Caledonian and Queen Margaret University College in Edinburgh. Members of the Society’s Scottish Board will support the lobby. CSP policy officer for Scotland, Kenryck Lloyd-Jones, said graduates were being urged to write to their members of the Scottish parliament and arrange to see them on the day of the lobby. A big turn-out would put more pressure on MSPs to address the crisis, he said. He added that latest figures from Robert Gorden University showed only eight out of 44 students who graduated this summer have obtained physiotherapy jobs – just three of these are in the NHS. The lobby is part of the UK-wide campaign the Society has launched to tackle the jobs for juniors crisis. It follows a mass lobby of the Westminster parliament in July, attended by more than 500 physio graduates and students. Latest CSP figures, published in July, showed that more than 93 per cent of the UK’s 2,529 newly graduated physios were out of work. More activity around the campaign will take place over the coming months. FURTHER INFORMATION For more information about the lobby contact CSP Scotland: 0131 226 1441, or email scotland@csp.org.uk 

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Author(s)

Matthew Limb

Issue date

4 October 2006

Volume number

12

Issue number

19

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