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Opportunities in the world of Podiatry

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Podiatry…what’s it all about?

Podiatry is a brilliant career if you’re interested in science, biology, chemistry or medicine.

Especially if you are:

  • Caring
  • Compassionate
  • A team player
  • Understanding
  • Keen to help others
  • Analytical

Podiatrists provide preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of a range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and legs.

What does a podiatrist do?

‘A Podiatrist’s primary aim is to improve the mobility, independence and quality of life for their patients. Imagine how amazing that feels!’

Podiatrists specialise in the foot, ankle and leg, leading the patient care through the whole journey including prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Podiatrists work in a variety of places and can work with a team of people including doctors and nurses or on their own running their own business

Qualifying as a Podiatrist

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How much does a Podiatrist earn?


I wanted to be a nurse but… I chose Podiatry

18th July 2017

Podiatry student Juvial wanted to be a nurse but through clearing ended up choosing podiatry.  Here’s his story: “I am one of those people who was very fixated on doing a nursing degree no matter what. After I finished my diploma in Access to Nursing, I straight away applied for a nursing degree in various […]

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Come and #Studypodiatry in Beautiful Wales

11th July 2017

  Thinking of Studying Podiatry? Come and join us at…             Did you know that The Wales Centre of Podiatric Studies, based at Cardiff Metropolitan University, is the only centre for the education of Podiatrists within Wales? The course is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, with bursary arrangements available […]

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University of Salford…supporting the homeless

Salford Podiatrists - Urban Village Team

11th July 2017

University of Salford Podiatrists support the Urban Village Homeless Clinic The Urban Village Manchester offers a fantastic clinic for people of no fixed abode (NFA) where GPs, nurses and social workers currently open their practice doors one afternoon a week to offer medical and social help, advice and treatment to these vulnerable individuals.  Following the […]

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Final Year – We made it! Now to a fantastic career ahead!

Final year students

26th May 2017

Two final year podiatry students from the University of East London reflect on their time at university. Jay says studying podiatry has been one of the best decisions she has made and is eager to start her career as a podiatrist. ‘’Having just finished my final year at UEL studying Podiatry I can safely say it […]

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Where shall I #studypodiatry…?

10th May 2017

Our blog this week gives you information on studying and applying for podiatry at the University of Plymouth Choosing your university is a big decision and it needs to be right for you.  If you are looking for a top three modern university with its own medical and dental school plus newly built student accommodation, purpose […]

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Where is the profession going, and what are podiatry’s USPs?

10th January 2017

Quo Vadis? by Alex Catto. At least there is no threat of a robot taking over your job. You can always tell when things are going badly with the economy. Forget the hopeful blandishments of the politicians…..the real trouble signs are when patients start to ask you if podiatry is a good profession to recommend […]

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Crisis at Christmas and the team from New College Durham

Crisis at Christmas Podiatry Team Back row: Barbara Chambers, Felicity Watson, Nicola Harold, Natalie Roe Front row: Lisa Carr, Kate Wade, Gail Roberts, Jonathan Carr

5th January 2017

New College Durham School of Podiatry once again had the great privilege of providing service to the Newcastle upon Tyne branch of Crisis for Christmas on Boxing Day. On the day at the Newcastle-upon-Tyne branch of  Crisis at Christmas podiatry sat alongside a GP and other allied health professionals providing a valuable easy to access service.  […]

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Podiatry courses in the spotlight… University of Southampton

15th December 2016

The College of Podiatry is working with the Schools of Podiatry across the UK to showcase each School’s course and facilities. Welcome to University of Southampton’s showcase blog… The podiatry programme at the University of Southampton continues to provide a high quality undergraduate experience for students leading to professional registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. […]

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Why I chose to #StudyPodiatry… at QMU

29th November 2016

Dale Ross (Graduate from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 2015) When I left school, I worked in the local pharmacy while I contemplated a few different options. I knew I wanted a “hands-on” job in healthcare, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I wanted to do. A “lucky” foot injury introduced me to […]

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College of Podiatry Conference, Glasgow 2016

19th November 2016

  Can’t quite believe its been a whole 12 months since we were at last years podiatry conference in Harrogate! Now hundreds of podiatrists have descended on Glasgow for this year’s event. Things have been busy in the world of Podiatry Careers and as always our role is to encourage fellow podiatrists, students and trade […]

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