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Our big idea is to release a further survey that addresses the course costs of students.

The reaction comes following a report in the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists detailing a group of student representatives based in Scotland and Northern Ireland who have won a competition called the Big Idea thanks to a detailed plan to improve the funding for physio students.

Similar to popular television programme Dragon’s Den, the group competed against teams from a diverse range of backgrounds in order to secure backing for their idea.

Following the student representatives’ development weekend across the 7th and 8th of February this year, the team found that their proposal addressing the serious funding inequalities experienced by physiotherapy students in the two countries.

The students carried out a study in order to accumulate information regarding course costs and their findings were instrumental in their decision to press for serious reformation. According to the results, around one in five who currently study physiotherapy stated that if they had been made aware of the costs prior to applying then they would have chosen a different career path. Financial pressure stemming from course related costs and placement expenses were cited as major factors in the findings.

One of the students, Tom McKeever, said to the panel that “Our big idea is to release a further survey that addresses the course costs of students.P This survey will target more physiotherapy students and also collect feedback from students from other allied health professions, to gauge the differences between courses and funding for each different profession.”

A spokesperson for Physio-Jobs, market leaders in modern recruitment methods within the physiotherapy industry, has released a statement following the report. “It’s fantastic to see the efforts of students with a great passion for the profession getting recognised by a project such as the Big Idea.

“The survey highlights that the disparity between course expenses and available funds for living costs needs to be addressed in order to prevent a lot of budding physiotherapist being put off entirely.

“With great opportunities in the industry profession at present, here at Physio-Jobs we find ourselves in unique position to secure employment for candidates in the most seamless way possible. Undergraduates shouldn’t have to feel put off due to under-funded maintenance costs when there is such potential to continue on into an extremely prosperous career in the industry profession.”

Physio-Jobs is a job board designed to create an effective recruitment experience for physiotherapists in the UK. Through the advertising of vacancies on the behalf of employers and agencies, they provide a modern way for those within the profession to seek both employment and employees.

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