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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Hendy5, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. Hendy5

    Hendy5 Welcome New Poster

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    hi all,
    just wanted to say hello,

    I have a place at salford in september as a 'very' mature student.
    do feel slightly nervous about it all. bit mad at 41 to start training again. but have worked for myself (in retail) for the last 7 years and need a challenge.

    wish me luck...
  2. Perthpod

    Perthpod Active Member

    Welcome and good luck Hendy, this is a great place to learn ;D
  3. clod

    clod Active Member

    Hi Hendy5
    I qualified from Salford last year, a fantastic uni with excellent tutors and students alike and trust me at 41 you'll be far from the eldest! So good luck chuck and enjoy the 'studenty' thing while it lasts cos believe me it flies by!
    (Hint - try and buff up alittle on lower limb anatomy before you start cos you'll be covering in year one and quite a bit to memorise)
    Take care and all the best
  4. clod

    clod Active Member

    oh yeah and stay away from the cheese on toast in the cafeteria, its highly addictive and you'll be two stone heavier when you graduate (speaking from experience)
    Good Luck
  5. Hendy5

    Hendy5 Welcome New Poster

    thanks podperth and clod for your welcome.

    love cheese on toast, will have to try and remember to keep clear.
    any suggestions on which books would be ideal to get. i haven't got a reading list yet.

  6. twirly

    twirly Well-Known Member

    Hi Hendy & :welcome::welcome::welcome: to Podiatry Arena.

    You are unlikely to be the oldest on the course ;). When I started at Huddersfield (1995) I believe the oldest student (Pod') was early 50s.

    All the very best of luck with your studies :drinks

    We hope you enjoy being part of Podiatry Arena.

    Kind regards,

  7. orangebelle

    orangebelle Member

    Good luck to you. i too am a mature student starting in Sept @ Birmingham Met and am extremely nervous. I'm sure we'll be fine though.
    Does anyone have any ideas how I can go about securing and observational placement - not having very much luck with any podiatrists willing.
  8. Hendy5

    Hendy5 Welcome New Poster

    thank you Orangebelle and twirly.

    that info makes me feel better, i am sure we will be fine, as long as my memory can hold the info ok.

    am looking forward to exchanging info, think i will taking more than giving! sorry..

  9. chrisvix

    chrisvix Member

    hi hendy5, i start my second year at salford in september, everyone has their own preference to anatomy books but i found mcminns anatomy of the lower limb the most helpful, good luck for september

  10. Hendy5

    Hendy5 Welcome New Poster

    hi vicky, thanks for the info. how did your first year go?
  11. Hi Hendy, welcome to Podiatry enjoy the change. i picked it up in my late 30's and haven't looked back.
    regards Wayne
  12. Suhail

    Suhail Member

    Hi Hendy, welcome to PA. I've just graduated from Salford this summer and like the others have already said, it is unlikely you will be the eldest. The majority of my year was made up of a lot of mature students so you wont feel out of place...and it's suprising how well everyone gets on. Good luck!

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