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

5 April 2013 - 2:05pm

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

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Current undergraduates at the University of Hertfordshire get involved in a practical session

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 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 champ 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.

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

The anecdotes and images will be displayed at the university, along with artefacts and memorabilia collected over the last 20 years.

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