Brunel Occupational Therapy students host their annual Student Conference every April. A team of students from various cohorts collaborate with their lecturers to plan the conference, booking international speakers and planning interactive workshops to create a conference that will inspire and engage all who attend.
The conference provides our students with the opportunity to mix with students from other universities including those from the Netherlands and Spain, and learn from a variety of expert practitioners on their specialist areas of practice.
Occupational Therapy also reaches a huge milestone this year, its 100th year of practice. The profession has grown and continued to adapt to the changing needs of our population. From humble roots, a profession known for engaging people in crafts and activities to today where Occupational Therapists are found in every area of health and social care, from A&E to prisons and from mental health to schools.
At this key milestone this year's Brunel Occupational Therapy Student Conference looked to how Occupational Therapy is moving to the forefront of health-care. The key-note lectures came from one world-leading occupational therapy pioneer and one UK academic leading the way for occupational therapy to move into primary care.