Emily Llewellyn, BSc Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine)

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Why did you choose to study at Swansea University?

The location of the university and the available course.

Can you tell us about your course?

Nuclear medicine – a healthcare degree aimed at training students as clinical technologists, covering imaging, radiopharmacy and therapy work. The course is taught in the educational setting alongside clinical placements, giving students the theory and allowing them to put it to practice in clinical placements.

What part of the course do you/did you enjoy the most?

Gaining practical experience in a number of hospitals, it gave me a wide perspective of the role of a clinical technologists within the NHS.

What’s been your highlight whilst studying at Swansea University?

The experience as a whole; the lectures, the placement and the social life. I gained invaluable experience, and a degree while making friends I will keep for life.

What are your plans/hopes for the future?

I secured a post as a Clinical Technologist in the nuclear medicine department at Singleton hospital which I started in August 2016. My current job description sees me working in imaging, radiopharmacy and DXA.

How will your studies help you pursue your chosen profession?

My degree has allowed me to secure a job as a clinical technologist, I had already gained a vast skill set which allowed my transition from student to qualified to be as smooth as possible. It also allowed me to become registered on the Register of Clinical Technologist.

Would you recommend Swansea University to other students?

I would recommend Swansea University to other students particularly to study nuclear medicine, as it is a degree that will allow you to grow not only as a professional but also as an individual. It is a university that encourages growth and development, while providing a fantastic student experience.

How do you feel about winning the Clinical Technology IPEM Student Prize?

I feel incredibly proud and grateful to be receiving this award, and very surprised.