The College of Podiatry is working with the Schools of Podiatry across the UK to showcase each School’s course and facilities. Welcome to Glasgow Caledonian University’s showcase blog…
We at Glasgow Caledonian University want you to join us to study podiatry on one of the country’s leading podiatry programmes. Find out why we could be the right course for you and get to know our students and what they enjoyed the most.
About our programme
The high-quality, podiatry team at GCU is unrivalled in Scotland. The team has a broad portfolio of active research and an international reputation for research in foot and ankle biomechanics and rheumatology.
GCU is ranked in the top 20 of UK universities for allied health research (REF 2014) and our internationally-recognised researchers teach on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Students gave us a 97% satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey in 2014 (NSS 2014) and 95% of our graduates went into employment six month after graduating (NSS 2014).
What do our students say?
Jennifer, age 28, 3rd year student:
I have recently returned from a 6 month study exchange in La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. It was a truly unforgettable experience which I would recommend to anyone and the benefits from which I will always value.
‘After leaving high school 10 years ago I gained a qualification in Advertising & PR, following 5 years of full-time employment I realised the marketing industry wasn’t for me. After some research Podiatry at GCU ticked all my boxes; working with the public, providing a worthwhile and rewarding service, being able to work independently, or for an organisation. Since then time has just flown by. I have recently returned from a 6 month study exchange in La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. It was a truly unforgettable experience which I would recommend to anyone and the benefits from which I will always value. The support and experience imparted from all the teaching staff has honestly been invaluable and would recommend this course to anybody who is considering a career in Podiatry.’
Emma, age 21, 4th year student:
If a lively and friendly university course sounds up your street then look no further.
‘I came to the GCU podiatry course straight from school and currently live away from home. I had offers from other institutions for physiotherapy as well as podiatry and had attended other course open days, but following meeting the teaching staff and students at GCU I knew this was the course for me. Not only is GCU ranked best in the UK for podiatry but the students and lecturers were so friendly, approachable unlike anything I had come across at other institutions.From 1st year I have been a member of the hockey team and this year I became the captain and represented the university as part of the Scottish Universities Hockey Team. I also go away with the university on the annual ski trip (usually France) which is a great way to get on the slopes and meet a bunch of new people. Whether it is a lecturer, classmate, teammate or just someone you keep bumping into on a night out, there are always people jumping to help and support you no matter what it is. If a lively and friendly university course sounds up your street then look no further. The course is second to none and being part of the GCU family is like nothing you will experience anywhere else.’
Caroline, age 44, 1st year student:
There’s a lot of help available with study techniques and staff are very approachable and seem to realise that people are juggling lives as well as studying.
‘After 16 years at home looking after four children, I decided to apply for Podiatry. So far, I’ve loved the course. My original degree is in Nursing but I’m a very different student this time- it’s a case of power studying very early in the morning to be able to fit it in to family life. There’s a lot of help available with study techniques and staff are very approachable and seem to realise that people are juggling lives as well as studying. I was really pleased to find that the other students on the course where from varied backgrounds and making friends has been easy. It’s a great size of class – everyone knows each other and the staff get to know you quickly.’
Come and join us at Glasgow Caledonian University to study podiatry on one of the country’s leading podiatry programmes!
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Until next time
The Podiatry Careers Team