Well, it has been a long time since London 2012 and the conversations that I had with a few physiotherapists, which led me onto a 3 year BSc in Salford University.
Now I am staring down the barrel of my final 5 week placement – an outpatient musculoskeletal (MSK) placement – of my university career.
Then there are 2 vivas, which I am busy preparing for at the moment, and then the moment of truth. This all sounds a bit easy – but from the last few days with my head buried in books, articles and computer screens, I can assure you that it is anything but!
At some point in the middle of June, final results will be out, graduation will happen, and then the maelstrom of paperwork with regulatory bodies will commence, and, with any luck, I will be a proud full member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) – basically, one of the main aims of this 3 year jaunt through academia.
Until that point, it seems my life is going to be ruled by the screen of my laptop, online journal access, powerpoint and deadlines. My sanity is staying ok through daily cycle commutes, seeing clients at home and getting out to the occasional fell race.
I’m really looking forward to not having to worry about exams again!