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Joanne Morgan

Career Path: Anaesthetic Practitioner, Northumbria Healthcare Trust
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

I qualified as an ODP in 2009 with a diploma. I then went back to university in 2016 to complete my degree. I specialise in anaesthetics but also work in theatre recovery. I wanted a career where I could help people and knew I didn’t want to do nursing. ODP is a specialised area and I work in a job I love. There are lots of different pathways for progression and making a difference to someone’s overwhelming experience. 

What are you doing now?Joanne Morgan

Working in anaesthetics but looking to progress further towards a Masters in education

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

I loved Northumbria University. The tutors were helpful and very knowledgeable. There was a great support network and fantastic library facilities

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

Some lectures were mixed with other professions and while ODP are not widely know they have become understood more over the years

How connected was your course with industry?

The lectures and seminars were in keeping with the practice placements and all the theory was provided before attending placement

If you took on a placement during your course how did you feel this helped you in your career/ with your studies?

The practical side of the role is the basis of the training but the underpinning knowledge definitely helped understand what was required

What was the best thing about your course?

I loved every aspect of the course and it made me more academic in my approach to placements

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

Excellent support and understanding tutors who were always available

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

I use all of my skills from the course on a daily basis

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

I enjoyed the lectures and the coursework

What advice would you give somebody who is considering studying at Northumbria?

Go for it, best tutors and support network you could ask for with course details relevant to the job opportunities

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Fantastic, life changing  and eye opening.

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