Doing, Being and Becoming an Occupational Therapist

Masterclass: Doing, Being and Becoming an Occupational Therapist

29 June 2021 10:00 -


Doing, Being and Becoming an Occupational Therapist
  • Doing, Being and Becoming an Occupational Therapist
  • About our Masterclass series
  • About our Virtual Outreach
  • Terms and Conditions
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Doing, Being and Becoming an Occupational Therapist

This masterclass offers you an insight into one of the most popular fundamental theories that underpins the profession of occupational therapy. This theory is totally focussed on the human and occupations. For the occupational therapist, engagement in occupation is an integral part of the complexity of being human.

If you think about what we are made up from - body, mind, and spirit, we are a complex mechanism. Then add to that all the influences on the environment both internal, within us and external to us. In 1995 one of our brilliant occupational therapy theorists, Ann Wilcox, provided us with the theory of 'Doing, Being and Belonging'. This theory manages to capture, neatly, an understanding of the complex human - what we need to do to feel and act like we are occupational beings who belong to society.

Joining this masterclass will give you good foundation knowledge of this hugely important theory used very commonly in occupational therapy practice. This knowledge will help you further realise the quality of our profession and the great value it brings to society and humans who need to engage in occupations within it, to be healthy.

Furthermore, this masterclass offers you great insight into how we, in our community of learning, within our occupational therapy programmes, at University of Cumbria, use this theory to do, be and become the best occupational therapist we can be.

This session will appeal to any person interested in applying for, awaiting an interview, or been offered a place on one of our occupational therapy programmes.

Book your place now:

Our Virtual Masterclasses

We're delivering our Masterclasses virtually at the moment, to continue allowing you access to our amazing sessions delivered by expert academics. Throughout the sessions we will aim to meet individual needs, allow space for reflection and include time for conversations to share experiences and knowledge within the 'virtual' room.

Our virtual Masterclasses are approximately an hour long, but may run longer if we have a lot of questions.

If you are a teacher or tutor and would like for your whole class to get involved, drop us an email at outreach@cumbria.ac.uk and we'll see how we can help you. Bespoke events may be possible for schools and colleges, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability.

 

Why Attend a Masterclass?

Our masterclasses are designed to give future students like you a flavour of what it is really like to study at university and hand you all that's needed to successfully step into a degree to kick-start your career.

At our masterclasses, you'll:

  • Take part in real research
  • Gain an excellent example to give your personal statement the edge
  • Enrich your current studies and explore beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge
  • Sample a subject that ignites your interest and make sure it’s the correct course for you
  • Get a unique chance to push your passion further
  • Receive a reduced offer on application to related courses at UoC

Spaces are limited, so if you’re considering a future working in occupational therapy or rehabilitative sciences, book now.

Our Virtual Outreach

During the unprecedented times of social distancing, our team remain on hand to support you. Over the coming weeks, we are ensuring there is something for everyone, whether you’re a future student, teacher or adviser. We’ve got you.

All our virtual outreach activities on offer have been developed to inform and motivate participants, and link to the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. This report was redefined and published in January 2018. Laying out eight benchmarks, the report outlined good practice within careers guidance and an expectation that all secondary schools have a careers plan.

Our online Masterclasses meet benchmarks 4 & 7 (Linking curriculum learning to careers & Encounters with further and higher education).

To see what else we're offering online, head on over to www.cumbria.ac.uk/webinars for the rest of our virtual outreach delivery.

If you are a teacher or tutor and would like for your whole class to get involved, drop us an email at outreach@cumbria.ac.uk and we'll see how we can help you. Bespoke events may be possible for schools and colleges, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability.

Masterclass award

Attendees at these masterclasses will receive a reduction of up to 16 points on offers for future applications to related University of Cumbria courses. Click below for full Terms and Conditions.

Terms and conditions