Growing up in a medical family, being interested in the human body, and surrounded by sport, made our BSc Physiotherapy course the perfect stepping stone to a rewarding career for Lauren Pilkington-Steele. Read on to find out what she’s been doing since graduating in 2016.
Since graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy from the University of Central Lancashire, Lauren juggles three jobs.
She’s a Junior Physio at David Roberts Physiotherapy and Head Physio for Rugby League’s Rochdale Hornets. And she’s set up her own family business, Genus Therapy, with her mum who’s a Sports Massage Therapist.
“I’m reaching the point in my career where I feel confident that I’m good at my job and, actually, what we do is very important for the people we see,” says Lauren.
"Without my degree, I wouldn’t be in this position. Thanks to my lecturers I was encouraged to push myself more than I thought I could. They’re perfect at drawing the line between being friendly and being your tutor"
Commenting on the wider benefits of University life, the alumna adds:
“You always find someone who is on the same wavelength as you and you’re all in the same boat. When it comes to studying everyone has strengths and weaknesses and, whatever your strength, you’ll get an opportunity to use it and to prove yourself.
“Going to University is an experience that you can’t replicate, and it’s more than just a degree. I’ve met some of my best friends who’ll be lifelong friends. We still laugh at how nervous and shy we were on the first day and now we are so close.”