Radiotherapy careers open day at James Cook

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A careers open day event is being held by the radiotherapy department at The James Cook University Hospital for those interested pursuing a career in radiotherapy and medical physics.Radiotherapy Linear Accelerator

The event is being held on Saturday 3rd of October and will be running between 10 am to 12.30 pm at the radiotherapy department near the north entrance of James Cook hospital.

Melanie Clarkson, senior lecturer, said: “We have been running open days in the department for a number of years now and they have always proven to be very successful. We have found a number of excellent individuals who have gone on to train to become therapy radiographers and now are valued a member of our team.”

Radiotherapy teaching staff have tailored the open day for a range of individuals by offering guided tours of the department, presentations on the broad range of career opportunities within in the discipline and current university radiotherapy students on hand to discuss their experiences. School leavers, graduates, mature students and career teachers are all encouraged to attend the open day.

Laura Appleby, a newly qualified therapy radiographer, said: “At first when I looked at the role of a therapy radiographer I wasn’t sure whether it would be for me due to the emotional side of the job but I arranged to go to an open day at my local hospital, James Cook, so I could speak to the radiographers that work there and learn more about the role.”

If you are interested in attending the open day just turn up on the day as there is no need to book in advance. However the last tour of the department will take place at 12.15pm. Should you have any queries then please contact Melanie Clarkson via email only at m.clarkson@shu.ac.uk.