Psychology, Sport and Rehabilitation student stories

What is it really like studying in our Institute of Health? Find out what our current students and alumni think about studying within our community. From views on the support offered to placements, they cover it all.

Joseph Morell

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation graduate Joseph talks about how he overcame his childhood illness and fell in love with sport making him want to study it at University. 

Dayne Massey

BA (Hons) Sport Coaching and Physical Education graduate Dayne talks about how he realised that university was the right route for him and how the reflections he did as part of his Sport course helped him develop his skills and awareness.

Student Stories

Adam Muncaster

BSc (Hons) Psychology (with integrated foundation year)

Adam left the military in 2016, and after giving a number of things a go, decided to pursue a career in Health Psychology. After struggling with his mental health upon leaving the military in 2016, Adam's University of Cumbria journey has seen him find his passion, grow in confidence and become a mental health advocate for others. Keep reading to find out more about his story.

Jane Day

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

Jane left the military and chose to study Sports Rehabilitation after being personally helped by a sports rehabilitation specialist. She wanted to help people who had the same barriers to cross that she did. Find out more about Janes transition from the military to university life below.

Felicity Griggs

BSc (Hons) Psychology

Felicity chose to study Psychology as a mature student, find out how she found the experience and what her next steps are.

Liam Dervey

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

After an Injury stopped Liam from being able to go into full-time military service, the rehabilitation he received whilst recovering inspired him to become a Physiotherapist. Find out more about Liam's choice to study Physiotherapy.

Lynda Kyle

BSc (Hons) Psychology

After owning her own business for thirteen years, Lynda changed her path and chose to re-enter full-time education. She is now succeeding as an undergraduate Psychology student at the University of Cumbria.

Ben Hargreaves

BSc (Hons) Sport Rehabilitation

Ben spent nearly 15 years out of education before deciding he wanted a change in his career. He used our 4-year Integrated Foundation Year route into Sports Rehabilitation to get back into education. Ben is now on his way to a new career completing our MSc Physiotherapy course. Read our interview with Ben below to find out how he took a step towards a new career.

Aga Dziecielska

BSc (Hons) Psychology

As a mature international student, Aga juggled family responsibilities with studying in a second language. In doing so, the support she received from the psychology lecturing team and fellow students was second-to-none, and Aga loved the inclusivity, diversity and student-centred approach that is central to Cumbria. Read on to find out about Aga’s successes at Cumbria.

Kyle Botha

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Kyle was inspired to become a physiotherapist after receiving physiotherapy treatment and realising he wanted to help others reach their full potential. Read on to find out about Kyle's experiences studying Physiotherapy at Cumbria.

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