- Course: Diagnostic Radiography BSc
- Year of graduation: 2019
- Job title: Trainee Sonographer
- Company: Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Living in Leeds is great, there’s loads of things to do, lots of places to go and the university provides you with a high level of education. I got a first class undergraduate degree in Diagnostic Radiography. The University offers a range of courses within the school of medicine that train you to be a qualified practitioner and apply for jobs to start immediately after qualification. I knew I wanted to be a sonographer so applied for that course whilst in my third year of my diagnostic radiography degree.
The postgraduate diploma in medical ultrasound is very busy. You are either working full time or fitting academic work in around lectures and clinical. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to be part of a society or club. However, there are loads to choose from if you do.
I love how diverse Leeds is as a city, at the university and within the NHS. Meeting new people from all over the world with different experiences, from different professions with different expertise. It’s broadened my knowledge and made me a more well-rounded practitioner.
The quiet area in the library has been great for completing academic assignments and revision for exams. There is access to a wide range of really useful books that have come in handy, particularly for revision. The skills at library team were also really helpful, I went in for some advice on referencing for one of my essays and they talked me through the university referencing guidelines.
Once qualified I hope to work in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trusts as a sonographer working in obstetric, gynaecological and general medical ultrasound. The postgraduate diploma in medical ultrasound will provide me with the qualification I need in order to pursue this career and apply for roles within the NHS.