Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Masters in Occupational Therapy
Siobhan O’Reilly from Crosserlough, Co Cavan completed the QQI Level 5 Occupational Therapy Studies course at Cavan Institute in 2019/20. She completed her LC in St. Clare’s College, Ballyjamesduff and decided to progress her studies at Cavan Institute in an effort to take the first step in becoming and Occupational Therapist.
After successfully completing her course she used her QQI Level 5 award and applied through UCAS (UK based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British Universities) for the Masters in Occupational Therapy at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen and was offered a place on the programme.
Siobhan says that “during my year at Cavan Institute studying Occupational Therapy Studies, I made so many new friends both in my course and in other courses. The atmosphere was always very pleasant and welcoming.
I found the subjects fascinating in my course and really enjoyed learning what occupational therapy is and the many ways in which occupational therapists help people to recover and live with their congenital or acquired injuries.
As a result of completing this course at Cavan Institute I am now heading to Aberdeen and to get my Masters in Occupational Therapy. It was always my goal to get my masters and being able to do so within 4 years is ideal! Unfortunately, my course will be online for the first semester but I am still moving over to student accommodation and there will be loads of opportunities to meet people in my course and on the university football team.
I feel more than prepared for this high-intensity and professional course as a result of the work I did in CI and the assignments given by the tutors. They were very practical assignments and really gave me a feel for the work I will be doing in the future.”