Jane Arkle

Course: BSc (Hons) Podiatry

Previous school: Emmanuel College

Jane was interested in pursuing a career as a podiatrist and recognised New College Durham as one of the only providers of the programme in the North East.

She said:

“I was delighted when I discovered New College Durham offered a bachelor’s degree in podiatry. The structure of the course really appealed to me, especially with knowing I would get real hands-on experience working in the College’s podiatry clinics.

“The classes were small but I found this came as an advantage as they made the lessons more relaxed. It was a fantastic environment to learn in and the lessons were always very engaging. The facilities were great too! I really liked the fact there was a separate building purposefully built for higher education students. The range of resources in the library was impressive, it was definitely well-stocked and the librarians were always on hand to help.

“I wanted to gain the skills I needed to secure a career as a podiatrist for life. It was a subject I was really interested in and it was lovely to see the tutors shared this same passion. I had the fantastic opportunity to visit Singapore where I was able to further my scope of knowledge within another culture. I also did a placement in Newcastle where I gained invaluable experience with the NHS.

“I am now working for North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust as a podiatrist – I hope to progress within the NHS.”

Jane secured full-time employment with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust as a podiatrist.

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BSc (Hons) Podiatry

This programme will help you understand how to assess, diagnose and treat people with problems of the feet, ankles and lower limbs.