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Duration

Three years, full time

Application Deadline

26 January 2022

Location

St George's, University of London and Kingston University

UCAS Code

B822, institution code S49

Start dates

September 2022

Apply via UCAS

Overview

Therapeutic radiographers play a vital role in the treatment of cancer.

They work as part of a team using their scientific and technical expertise as well as their interpersonal skills to plan and deliver radiotherapy treatment; and provide patient information in the management of side effects in a compassionate clinical environment.

Approved by the Society and College of Radiographers (SCoR) and Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), our degree is taught by trained and registered therapeutic radiographers with a wide range of clinical and educational experience. Half of your study time will be spent in clinical practice. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art simulation suite, learning how to plan and deliver treatment.

Established in 1752, St George’s, University of London is the UK’s only specialist health university that shares a campus with a major teaching hospital, St George’s University NHS Foundation Trust – that is on the clinical frontline for a diverse local community and a centre of excellence for specialist conditions and research. You will study in a clinical setting with like-minded individuals, mixing with the many different healthcare professionals you will go on to work alongside throughout your career.

This course is currently offered through a partnership with Kingston University, the Joint Faculty of Health Social Care and Education. For students enrolling from 2022, the course will be delivered through a structure which is the sole responsibility of St George's, University of London, our Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education. There will be no impact on the teaching or the award of the degree. See further information.

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Highlights

  • NHS funding offers eligible new and continuing students on this course up to £5,000 maintenance grant each year.

  • Programme received a 100% student satisfaction rating in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS).

  • On successful completion of the programme, you are eligible to apply for registration on the HCPC register.

  • 50/50 split between academic study and clinical practice with time spent in a variety of different clinical settings.

  • Cutting-edge facilities include the Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Treatment Suite (VERT), pathology museum, anatomy and dissection rooms, and radiotherapy treatment planning suite, to enable you to learn clinical skills in a safe environment.

  • Only programme in London to offer a cloud-based radiotherapy treatment planning software system as part of a collaborative partnership with Varian Medical System - The Academic Hub. Students can access the treatment planning software on a smart device (remotely) or in our dedicated treatment planning suite on campus.

  • Sharing our campus with a teaching hospital, St Georges’ University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means you will be surrounded by like-minded students and immersed in a healthcare environment.

  • Opportunities to experience specialist and innovative radiotherapy related opportunities in different clinical environments such as proton therapy.

Course info

With continuing rise in the survival rate of cancer patients, advances in treatment – including proton beam therapy some of our graduates are already delivering – and a national shortage of highly skilled staff, there’s never been a more exciting time to become a therapeutic radiographer.

To be an effective therapeutic radiographer requires a specific blend of knowledge, skills and characteristics. As well as a strong knowledge of anatomy and physics,   you will learn how to operate sophisticated radiation treatment machines with advanced imaging capabilities and learn about treatment planning. Equally important are communication skills and having an appropriately caring personality, able to reassure, explain procedures and treat patients and relatives with respect, dignity, compassion and understanding. 

Therapeutic radiographers work as part of a team and may rotate through two distinct areas of the department –  treatment planning and treatment delivery. During treatment planning, you will use a CT scanner to take images to help with treatment planning. During treatment delivery, you will work with treatment machines, where you will position patients, take images to check patient position prior to delivery of treatment. You will also continue to care for patients in a holistic way, learning how to identify and manage side effects of radiotherapy and provide long-term care.

Our degree has been designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and technical expertise needed to plan, manage and deliver accurate radiotherapy treatment to provide the best possible care, primarily for patients with cancer. Half of your study time is spent on clinical placement in hospital interacting with patients and you will find that patient care as a theme runs throughout the programme.

Outstanding facilities are one of the many factors which contributed to our 100% student satisfaction in the most recent NSS. Our VERT laboratory with its 3D visualisation and virtual equipment enables you to practise and learn clinical techniques in a safe virtual environment, solidifying your understanding of anatomy, oncology, technique and radiobiology, as well as instilling holistic patient-focused practice.

Officially launched in November 2020, we are also the first university in London to feature Varian’s new cloud-based treatment planning software, which means you can now practise at home using your own PC or laptop.

The interprofessional educational experience we offer at St George’s University of London reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the healthcare workplace environment. On placement, you will be learning alongside students training to become the clinical oncologists, physicists and other healthcare professionals you will go on to work with on graduation as a therapeutic radiographer.

This degree, awarded by St George’s University of London, is run by the Centre for Allied Health in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, which is a partnership between St George’s, University of London and Kingston University. You benefit from the combined teaching and research expertise provided by these two institutions. 

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“The variety of learning at St George’s helps make you the best practitioner possible. Traditional lectures prepare you with academic knowledge, group learning sharpens your communication skills and clinical placement properly prepares you for working in a hospital – by giving you the opportunity to actually work in a hospital! It’s no exaggeration to say that patient interaction is the greatest part of studying this degree, and that’s available in spades. The feeling that you’ve managed to improve someone’s life, to help someone, even fractionally, is just indescribable. ”

- Josiah

Therapeutic Radiography BSc

Fees and funding

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Home (UK) tuition fees

Academic year

Home (UK) (per academic year)

Total fee*

2022/23

£9,250

£27,750

*Tuition fees for Home (UK) students are determined by UK government policy. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and subject to maximum regulated fee rates set by the government.

For more information, see our fees and funding pages.

International (including EU) tuition fees

Academic year

International (per academic year)

Total fee*

2022/23

£17,250

£51,750

*Tuition fees for international students are set by St George’s, University of London. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and will not normally increase by more than 5 per cent each year, except when the rate of inflation is significantly more than that projected in the preceding year.

For more information about fees, check our fees and funding pages, and read the UK government information about fees and funding.

Additional costs

The table below highlights the additional course-specific costs related to this degree. Visit the additional course-related costs for more information on general costs to consider alongside your studies.

Additional cost

Description

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

DBS - £40
Post office verification - £6 
Administration fee - £9

Equipment

A small pocket calculator - £10

Metallic ruler which can be purchased from the SU shop - £10

Clothing

Students will require a lab coat for use in the dissection room, this can be purchased from the SU shop - £30.

Additional / replacement radiography markers - £14

Students should buy comfortable shoes for placements.

Students may also need a blue/black headscarf (if necessary).

Memberships

Student membership with the Society College of Radiographers is optional but highly encouraged - £45 per year

Membership of the Society College of Radiographers postgraduate is optional but highly encouraged - £285 annual rate.

Health Care Professional Council Registration is required postgraduation - £180 over 2-year renewal.

Travel to placements

You should expect to spend approximately £800 - £2,000 on travel to placements for the duration of your course.

You are able to claim travel and accommodation costs (if the cost of travelling to placement is more than the cost of travelling to university) and accommodation (only if it has been agreed that it would be impractical to travel to placement daily).

You may be eligible to receive a training grant of £5,000 per academic year to help with maintenance and associated study costs and an additional £1,000 for studying a specialist subject. Visit https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund/training-grant for more information.

 

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Entry Criteria: 2022 Entry

To be eligible for the Therapeutic Radiography BSc programme, you must meet the requirements outlined under Entry Qualifications, Other Academic Requirements, and Non-academic Requirements below.

Entry Qualifications

With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

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A Levels

If you are applying on the basis of A Levels, you must meet both the A Level and GCSE requirements below.

Grades

BBC

Subjects

Including one science subject. General Studies is not accepted.

Contextual admissions

At St George’s, we want to attract students who share our mission to improve the health of society, regardless of their background. That’s why our Contextual Admissions schemes take into consideration additional information from your application, like the school you attended or the area you live in or if you have been in care, to make the admissions process fairer. Further details on Contextual Admissions are available here.

Additional information

Accepted science subjects include: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology.

GCSEs

Grades

Five subjects graded 4 (C) or above

Subjects

Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Additional information

We accept resits of GCSEs. We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Skills instead of GCSEs.

International Baccalaureate

If you are applying on the basis of International Baccalaureate, you need to meet both our Higher Level and Standard Level requirements, as outlined below.

Award

Full Award Diploma

Scores

Overall score of 30

Subjects

14 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 5 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

At Standard Level, a minimum score of 4 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 4 (C) has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English. We accept both Mathematics: analysis & approaches and Mathematics: applications & interpretations. 

Access Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of an Access Diploma, you must meet both the Access Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

Award

Full award diploma (in a science subject)

Scores

60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded)

Subjects

45 science related credits. 21 credits at Distinction and 24 credits at Merit with at least 9 credits in Physics.

Additional information

Science subjects include Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics and Psychology.

GCSEs

Grades

Two subjects graded 4 (C) or above

Subjects English Language and Maths

Additional information

We accept resits of GCSEs. We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Skills instead of GCSEs.

Other UK Qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of a Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma, you must meet both the Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

DDM 

Must be in Applied Science.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Subjects must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Pearson BTEC Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of a Pearson BTEC Diploma, you must meet both the Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

DM with a science A Level at grade B

Must be in a science or healthcare subject.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Subjects must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

If you are applying on the basis of a Cambridge Pre-U Diploma, you must meet both the Diploma and GCSE requirements below.

M2, M2, M3

Three principal subjects including one science subject.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. Subjects must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Scottish Highers

If you are applying on the basis of Scottish Highers, you must meet the Highers, Advanced Highers and National 5 requirements below.

Highers: BBC including one science subject

Advanced Highers: BC

English Language and Maths National 5 at grade C or higher is required.

UK Undergraduate Degree (science or health related)

If you are applying on the basis of a degree, you do not need to meet our GCSE or Level 3 (A Level) requirements.

2:2 Honours

UK Undergraduate Degree (not science or health related)

If you are applying on the basis of a degree, you do not need to meet our GCSE or Level 3 (A Level) requirements.

2:2 Honours

Supplemented by an acceptable Level 3 qualification in a science subject.

Other

Please contact us.

International Qualifications

We welcome applications from applicants around the world. For information on the requirements for your country, please visit our International Qualifications page.

Other Academic Requirements

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English Language

If you are applying from outside of the UK, you will need to meet the English language requirements outlined here. This is a group 1 course.

Non-academic Requirements

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Personal Statement

In addition to meeting the academic criteria, you should be able to demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of radiography and show a keen interest in a career in this area. This should be evident from your personal statement.

Work Experience and Insight

We understand the challenges for our prospective applicants for medicine and allied health courses trying to gain work experience at this time, particularly in clinical settings.    

In response to the government’s social distancing guidelines, which have a significant impact on all areas of life, we have chosen to relax our work experience requirements for prospective applicants for our courses which would normally require these.    

Despite the relaxed requirements, we still require our applicants to have an understanding of the realities of working as a healthcare professional and to show they have the necessary skills and attributes for their chosen career. Online resources can give you valuable insight into working in the healthcare sector and outline the wide range of careers and courses available. You can find a number of suggested resources for each of our courses here.

Occupational Health Check

Should you receive an offer to study at St George’s, you will be required to complete a health check and be declared fit to study and practise by the Occupational Health (OH) department before you begin your studies.

The following vaccinations are mandatory for all healthcare students before you begin your studies:

  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • Meningococcal meningitis
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Tetanus

As part of the process, you will also be screened by the OH team for Chickenpox, Tuberculosis, HIV and Hepatitis B and C.

When admitting candidates to study and practise as a health practitioner, we have an obligation to both patients and to the individual student. Candidates who are concerned about a health issue are advised to contact us.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check & Additional Declarations

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults, so you will be required to submit a series of declarations.

If you are invited to an interview, we will request some additional information from you, regarding your criminal record, educational history and employment history. You will also have the opportunity to make any other declarations that you’d like us to be aware of. We may not able to consider applicants who were suspended from previous study/work due to fitness to practise issues or failure in assessments/examinations.

If you are made an offer, you will be required to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. More information about this is sent to applicants as part of the admissions process.

Uniform Policy

Whilst on a placement during the course, students will need to comply with the uniform policy (PDF)

The time on the programme is split approximately 50/50 between university based learning and clinical placements.

Year 1

In Year 1, you begin your learning about caring for people with cancer, how cancer is treated and concepts of radiation treatment, learning treatment planning skills throughout the course. You will also gain knowledge of anatomy and imaging plus work in the clinical department putting skills and knowledge into practice. 

You will participate in the Essentials of Radiotherapy module, developing your unique identity as a St George’s University of London Therapeutic Radiographer, learning in an environment alongside different health professional groups, including healthcare sciences, medicine, physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography, occupational therapy, pharmacy and biomedical sciences. Where possible, we also organise interprofessional topic-focused days, for example, on professionalism and team working within healthcare.

Watch this Year 1 taster lecture from Course Director Yasmeen Malik.

Year 2

In Year 2, you will build upon your knowledge and skills from Year 1. In the discipline specific modules Principles and Practice of Radiotherapy, you will learn about specific cancers, how we care for people with these tumours and the detailed complex treatment with radiotherapy. Learning on the VERT and Treatment Planning System is embedded within these modules. You will learn about imaging on treatment to ensure treatment accuracy using specialist software that is used in clinical departments. This helps you to become ‘employment ready’. You also study Research Methods in readiness to complete your own research in Year 3. Our remote cloud-based Treatment Planning System means that you can access it on a smart device to help you to continue to practice your Treatment Planning Skills remotely. You will learn treatment planning from Year 1 and build on those important knowledge and skills throughout the three years.

Year 3

In the final year, the focus is on integrating your knowledge and practice skills, you will further develop your clinical skills within the radiotherapy department. You will have the opportunity to go on an elective placement, which may be in UK or abroad (subject to successful completion of clinical competencies, clinical hours and academic work). An interprofessional module enables you to learn and work alongside students from physiotherapy, diagnostic radiography and occupational therapy to explore quality and service improvement within healthcare.

In the final year you will also be provided an opportunity to engage in a suitable research activity of your choice, where you will plan, design and produce a written article for publication. Many of our students have published their work in radiography journals, for example, one student reviewed the support needs and services for adolescent’s post-cancer; and another published their research on how the risk of heart problems can be reduced when using external beam radiotherapy (ERT) to treat breast cancer.

You will be ready to graduate with the full attributes, skills and knowledge required of a therapeutic radiographer in the changing healthcare environment, ready to become future leaders in this exciting profession. Our graduates have gone on to work in NHS hospitals and private providers throughout the country and in Europe, as well as the UK’s specialist National Proton Centres in London and Manchester.

Placement

The volume of clinical placement opportunities which start from as early as the end of the first term of your first year is what students tell us they like most about our course. As a student, you will be allocated a hospital placement to attend in several clinical blocks, throughout each of the three years. These provide an opportunity to put theory into practice and consolidate your learning experiences.

Placements take place across all years of the programme. You will spend at least 15 weeks in clinical placement settings each academic year, with most clinical placement in the final year when you transition to become graduates. Placement weeks vary from 30-37 hours per week depending upon clinical commitments. We also build in teaching sessions during these blocks.

On placement, you are supervised by experienced radiotherapists and trained mentors. You receive support from your University clinical placement co-ordinators/specialist lecturers who will visit you regularly. You should be prepared to travel for your placements across Greater London and the South East.

Below is a list of hospitals that offer clinical placements*.

  • Kent Oncology Centre, Maidstone and Canterbury

  • Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Chelsea, London

  • Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, Surrey

  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust, Guildford, Surrey.

Our students benefit from a cutting-edge virtual reality suite and an interactive treatment planning system – which you can now access remotely – throughout the course to support your learning and enhance your practical skills training.

If you study with us, you’ll practice your radiography skills and hone the psychomotor skills required to deliver radiotherapy with pinpoint accuracy in a safe and supportive environment using the latest virtual reality. Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) creates a 3D treatment suite in which you can visualise structures, dose and beam delivery to help you better understand the clinical set-up and delivery aspects of treatment planning. The virtual machine can be moved the same way as an actual treatment machine.

Additional teaching methods include lectures, seminars, peer-assisted learning, case-based learning and clinical experience. Where possible, we also invite service users to come in and talk to our students, so you fully appreciate the worry and impact of treatment and the duty of care you have as a professional to patients and their relatives.

Many of our modules incorporate key skills, such clinical decision making, problem solving and critical thinking as well as leadership communication and teamwork skills and facilitate personal development as an integral part of the learning process, which is embedded within your final year portfolio.

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Our expertise

You’ll be taught by a team of staff who are all registered radiographers, including leads in clinical treatment planning and treatment delivery, quality assurance, education and clinical practice facilitation. Their experience also includes project management, pre-treatment, management and leadership, radiotherapy imaging and research.

 

Our teaching draws on the wealth of experience of our placement collaborators and alumni, who present masterclasses and workshops that enrich your learning. Previous activities have included sessions from our graduates on proton beam therapy, inclusive care for people from the LGBTQ+ community, as well as careers sessions, working abroad and specialising in research. Where possible, we also host talks from the professional body, SCOR, where representatives will meet with our students to discuss a range of current and topical issues in the professional field.

Assessment methods

A combination of academic coursework (including essays, reports and presentations), written and practical examinations, portfolios, practice placement assessments, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and a research dissertation are used to assess your progress. The team offers feedback on draft assessments so you can reach your full potential; this level of feedback has been commended by external examiners who scrutinise all academic programmes.

Yasmeen Malik

Yasmeen Malik

Admissions Tutor

I am the Course Director for Therapeutic Radiography, based at St George's, University of London - the UK’s specialist health university.

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While the St George’s programmes are recognised by many different countries, applicants are advised to check with their own individual national authorities if they wish to practise in their chosen country.

Constant advances in technology allow therapeutic radiographers to continue to improve the outcomes for patients with cancer, making this a rewarding career choice. With an ongoing national shortage of skilled therapeutic radiographers in both the UK and overseas, career prospects are excellent.

We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Careers advice and skills for employability are embedded into our teaching. We will discuss and explore career options with you, running our own mock interviews. We also have close links with careers consultants who can support CV writing, personal statements and interview practice.

On graduation, you will be eligible to register with the HCPC and apply for membership with the SoR. Therapeutic Radiography qualifications from St George’s are internationally recognised and offer a range of career opportunities in hospital and other clinical settings. Alternatively, you can choose to study at radiography postgraduate certificate, diploma and Master’s level at St George’s University of London. Modules can be studied as standalone or as part of a full MSc.

There is an excellent range of options for career in practice, management, teaching and research careers, for example, with charities such as Macmillan or Cancer Research. Clinical specialisation could take you down a route as an advanced practitioner, pre-treatment radiographer, planning radiographer, review radiographer, research radiographer or prescribing radiographer, to name just a few.

On graduation, you can register with the Health and Care Professions Council and apply for membership of the Society and College of Radiographers.

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Careers

  • Management (operational/cancer services/education)

  • Medical systems industry

  • Palliative care

  • Practice educator/clinical learning facilitator

  • Quality assurance

  • Research

  • Teaching in higher education

  • Treatment and patient care

  • Treatment delivery

  • Treatment planning (dosimetry)

  • Treatment review within a multidisciplinary team.

Advanced career paths

  • Advanced and consultant-level practitioner

  • Complex treatment planning (dosimetry)

  • Drug prescribing

  • Postgraduate courses including mammography.

Facilities

St George’s University of London is the only UK university based on a hospital site, St George’s Hospital, which is where the Channel 4 television series 24 hours in A&E is filmed. We offer a unique opportunity to study and work alongside the full range of clinical professionals and their patients. Based in the thriving multi-cultural hub of Tooting in South West London, our location has the added advantage of being just a short tube ride from Central London and all the city lifestyle has to offer.

We also have a range of specialist health and academic facilities to support your learning, listed below.

Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT)

Our virtual 3D radiotherapy treatment room helps you develop operational skills and build confidence away from the pressured clinical environment. The virtual machine can be moved the same way as an actual treatment machine. You will position the virtual table and deliver doses of radiotherapy to a virtual patient. In this 3D environment, the beam is visible as it passes through and exits the patient, giving you a valuable insight into how the internal organs and spinal column can be affected. 

Radiotherapy Treatment Planning System (RTPS)

The RTPS uses specialist software developed by Varian Medical Systems, which more than 50% of clinical radiotherapy sites in the UK use to create treatment plans for patients who have cancer. Treatment planning is integral to radiotherapy and now involves advanced technology to transfer information from CT, MRI and PET scans, to accurately pinpoint the precise areas that need targeted external beam radiotherapy. Students will be able to produce simple or complex treatment plans for administering appropriate treatment to patients with cancer tumours under simulated conditions. We have a dedicated RTPS lead within the teaching team. We have a unique collaborative partnership with Varian Medical Systems and are part of their Academic Hub, providing a cloud-based treatment planning software system learning environment. 

Dissection room

The dissection room is where present and future healthcare professionals and scientists in the hospital and University learn or refresh their anatomy knowledge directly from the human body, through access to cadaveric material and models, and plastinated (preserved) specimens.

Pathology museum

Our on-site museum houses a collection of over 2,000 pathological specimens, including a number of original specimens donated by Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie in 1843. This space is used for small group tutorials by students across all of our courses as an educational tool to help you understand the mechanisms of disease.

Library and learning technology

Our modern health sciences library offers a wide range of books, e-books, academic journals and other resources to support you. You will also have access to online resources, such as the Canvas virtual learning environment

and our Hunter discovery service to help you find the information you need. The library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and comprises silent, quiet and group learning areas, as well as four group discussion rooms.

IT facilities

We have five computer suites housing 260 workstations. Three of these suites are accessible 24 hours a day. It’s easy to find a free space with our handy real-time computer locator. We also have 75 self-service laptops available. Free Wi-Fi covers the whole campus, including all accommodation. You can use these resources to access your course materials, discussion boards and feedback through Canvas.

Student support

Whether you are heading off to university straight from school or college, or returning to education as a mature student, we want to ensure your experience is positive from the outset. At St George’s University of London, you’ll be welcomed by a multicultural student and staff body of different ages, ethnicities, nationalities and backgrounds, all with one thing in common – an interest in healthcare, science and medicine.

Students frequently tell us they greatly appreciate the diversity of our student and staff body, as well as the patients who access healthcare services in the borough of Tooting.

We offer a full range of academic support and student services across all institutes, departments and faculties, some of which are listed below. We take pride in offering a transformative educational experience underpinned by cooperation and collaboration between staff and students with lots of opportunities to become an official ‘student voice’ as a student representative on committees or taking part in assessment and feedback development. Our innovative Student-Staff Partnership Grants (SSPGs), for example, provide funding for small projects led jointly by students and staff. One of our students was part of a project to improve assessment and enhance feedback, which led to additional individual feedback after mock exams and the launch of a new process of self-appraisal by students themselves. We also have an active radiography student community and with support from second-year students have established a buddy scheme for first years.

Personal academic tutor

On arrival, you will be allocated a personal tutor – someone with whom you can have regular contact, who you ask questions and discuss problems with, both academic and personal. The main purpose of a personal tutor is to monitor your progress, pick up and help you resolve any problems, whether academic or welfare related. Even if they don’t have the answer, they will point you in the right direction towards the best people to deal with specific problems.

Induction programme

Within your first week at St George’s university of London, you’ll take part in an induction programme to help with your orientation and introduce you to various study skills, including interprofessional learning and use of the Dissecting Room. Additional sessions provide advice and guidance about the Registry, Students’ Union, personal tutor system, safety, occupational health and sexual health awareness.

Named radiographer / practice educator in each department

Each department has a practice educator or clinical liaison tutor who manages the day-to-day clinical education placement. These clinical colleagues are committed to student education in the departments and have regular contact with academic staff.

Academic staff support

You’ll have access to your lecturers, usually by arrangement via email.

Placement support

Each site has a dedicated clinical education team with a practice educator or clinical liaison tutor.  They work in collaboration with the academic staff to ensure you get the best clinical experience and achieve your clinical assessments. Placements are allocated by the academic clinical lead, considering personal circumstances to ensure the best experience for each student. 

Mums and Dads scheme

‘Mums and dads’ is a buddy scheme organised by the Students’ Union. Every fresher (first year student) has the choice of being assigned a ‘parent’ from the year above in their respective course. The returning student then acts as a ‘go to’ for advice about courses and university life, providing an additional support system during your first year, both academically and socially. They have been in your position and know the struggles of starting university; they also know all of the best pubs, clubs, restaurants, gyms and will help introduce you to your new St George’s family. 

Student Life Centre

Our Student Centre team can help you with every aspect of student life: finances, accommodation, exams and assessment, academic procedures, admissions, international queries, disability and wellbeing, even finding your way around – whatever it takes to make you feel at home. Each course has a designated contact within the student centre to link to and your personal tutor can signpost you to relevant support, including a confidential counselling service.

Careers service

Our careers service works to support current students and recent graduates to find and maintain the career of their dreams. We work with careers tutors from each course area to ensure that careers activities specific to your programmes and future profession come to you. Where possible, we also host general and subject-specific careers fairs, which provide a great opportunity to meet and network with employers. Our annual radiography careers fair, run in partnership with Kingston University, is one of the biggest radiography-related career events in the South of England. Our third fair, held in March 2020, proved to be the biggest yet and was attended by over 80 radiography students, 25 NHS Trusts and a host of other private organisations from the fields of both therapeutic and diagnostic radiography.

Apply for this course through UCAS (the University and College Admissions Service) by 15 January in the year of entry. There are no upper age limits, so we welcome applications from mature students.

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Application checklist

 

 

 

You must provide the following.

  • Full details of your Level 2 (GCSE or equivalent) qualifications with grades.

  • Full details of your Level 3 (A Level or equivalent) qualifications with achieved/predicted grades.

  • A personal statement (more information about this document is available on the UCAS website). We recommend that you include in your statement a recognition that studying a BSc in Therapeutic Radiography will include practice and study in a number of settings.

  • An academic reference from your current or most recent institutions with predicted grades.

After submitting your application to UCAS:

  • log in to UCAS Track and make sure all your academic details have been included

  • if any subjects or predicted results are missing, email the admissions officer with your UCAS number and missing subjects and grades.We will consider applications from applicants who wish to defer entry by a year, provided you plan to use the time constructively. If you are offered a place on the course and subsequently decide to defer, you must inform us by 1 June of the year of application.

Deferred entry

We will consider applications from applicants who wish to defer entry by a year, provided you plan to use the time constructively. If you are offered a place on the course and subsequently decide to defer, you must inform us by 1 June of the year of application.

After application

We will send you an acknowledgement email and letter when we receive your application. Please make sure your email account is able to accept communications from St George’s as we will mainly communicate with you via email. Selected applicants will be invited to attend interview.

Decisions from St George’s will be entered onto UCAS Track and direct applicants will be contacted via email.

Covid-19 safety guidelines

  1. Get your shot 
    • Get vaccinated as soon as you can to protect yourself and others.
    • Vaccinations services are available in the Atkinson Morley Wing of St George's hospital.
  2. Wear a mask
    • Use a face covering when in communal or crowded areas to protect our community.
    • Type II masks are required on campus and available on site.
  3. Make space
    • Keep your distance when possible to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
  4. Take a test
    • Get tested twice a week to keep our community safe.
    • LFD test kits are available from the University reception Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 

Our priority is to keep our students and staff safe and support their wellbeing, while protecting our community from the risks of Covid-19 on our site, based inside a hospital. We have listened to feedback and preferences from our student community about St George’s as a place to study.

We won’t be making any significant changes to the content of our programmes, but there will be some changes to the way they are delivered. Please see below for further details of how this may affect this course.

If government advice changes, we may need to update our plans, but our approach is designed to make it possible to continue with much of the on-campus teaching planned. If we do need to make changes, we will update this information, and will keep current students and offer holders informed by email.

We will also continue to update our frequently asked questions page for applicants and offer holders and current students as more information becomes available.

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Location of study

Face-to-face teaching that takes place on campus will be at St George’s Hospital in Tooting with appropriate social distancing measures in place.

Our placement providers will continue to offer placements as they have in the previous years. We will use our existing procedures for allocating students to placements.

Course content

We have not made any significant changes to the content of your programme. All validated learning outcomes at modular and programme level will still be delivered.

For 2021/22 (academic year) delivery teaching will follow a blended model. This means we will have some onsite skills based practical sessions (with appropriate distancing and PPE, plus limitations upon numbers in line with national and university guidance), and a mixture of onsite and online teaching. We anticipate students will be onsite a day or two a week, depending upon year group and placement commitments. There will be some small group teaching, lectures and tutorials on site.

Online learning will consist of a mixture of live sessions and pre-recorded content for you to work through on your own. The team have organised the timetable holistically, looking at every week rather than module by module. This will hopefully give you the best experience. We will have real time interaction with students as it is essential to foster and maintain a sense of belonging and to check learning and progress. Personal tutor support and all other student support will be remote or face to face as needed.

Changes to placement partner requirements have been managed by amending our year plans. Sites cannot accommodate more than a certain number of students from any one year group on site at any time. To facilitate this we have avoided any potential overlap. Students will adopt local Trust working patterns/guidance. They will not be placed on Covid-hot units.

Students will have a risk assessment if they identify as vulnerable themselves or share a home with a vulnerable person. The team will liaise with each student on an individual basis. Placements will continue as planned. Simulation facilities can and will be used when appropriate to supplement clinical education however we anticipate all modules in clinical will continue as planned.

How the course is being delivered

The blended approach enables us to deliver a mixture of on site and off site teaching in addition to the clinical placement learning.

Clinical placements continue to run for the planned weeks, with shift patterns in place at local trusts to fit with their covid management plans.

Academic blocks will have four days of direct learning and one day allocated to study.

The weekly timetable is managed holistically with learning and the student experience a priority.

We anticipate up to 3 days a week onsite each week, in general (subject to change to accommodate current regulations and timetable commitments).

Learning on site will be organised for the whole day to minimise the need to travel in for just one session.  

Students can come on site to access the library and study areas if they prefer, with university and national restrictions allowing.

Course length

We are expecting to deliver the course within the planned timescales to enable students to progress through the programme and graduate without delay.

We have amended the timing of holidays to enable all students to get their full clinical education placements. These are communicated to all years in advance.

Assessments

Are there any changes to how students will be assessed from what was advertised on the website?

We have a mix of assessments, some to be taken online and some taken onsite. The impact will be limited because, although the way in which the assessment is being delivered is different,  the assessment tasks, the learning outcomes that are being tested and the assessment criteria are the same.  The assessments are therefore consistent with the way they were intended to be delivered. 

In order to maintain an inclusive and equitable approach that recognises, for example, challenging domestic circumstances and poor home internet connections, we recognise that students will need to find an appropriate environment in which to take the assessment and make sure that they have IT equipment and a reliable internet connection. This may not be possible for all students.

Our aim is to lend equipment to students if their own facilities are inadequate. We are also allowing students to apply to take their exam on-campus using a networked computer or laptop with WIFI connectivity. Students can request assistance by contacting examonsite@sgul.ac.uk ideally 4 weeks before their exam if they think you will have difficulties meeting.

To ensure students are as well prepared for assessments as possible regular assessment and module briefings take place, including Q&A opportunities with module leads. All students have the chance to check internet and device suitability via mocks and quizzes using canvas.

Examples of previous coursework have been shared to support student understanding of rubrics, in addition to dedicated sessions discussing assessment criteria. Drafts are offered as formative assessments on all modules (with coursework). 1-to-1 tutorials and personal tutor support remains in place.

The Therapy Radiography BSc programme is accredited by the HCPC and regulated by the society and college of radiographers, our professional body).

Graduates from the programme will therefore be eligible to apply for registration when they complete the programme.

Additional costs

We do not expect students to incur any extra costs over and above those that we have advertised to students.

Students will be provided with a tablet to enable assessment in clinical placements. These can be used for online learning, however a PC or laptop would be helpful as students progress into year 2 and 3. The new NHS bursary will help (£5000 plus £1000 in year 1).

If students need to they can also find out if the university can offer any support with IT equipment by contacting IThardship@sgul.ac.uk.

The placement partners (Trusts) will provide personal protective equipment (PPE) in the radiotherapy department.

Students will receive additional uniforms to ensure they can meet Trust requirements of a ‘fresh’ uniform every day.

Course timetable

This is an example of a typical few weeks in Year 1 Term 1 (Image).

This is draft and subject to minor changes, but it gives an idea of our planning for your learning and likely days on site.

Term dates

Consenting to these changes

At enrolment or re-enrolment you consented to the changes we anticipated as a result of the pandemic, which were outlined on the ‘Covid-19 updates’ tab of your course page at: www.sgul.ac.uk/study/courses.

The changes that we are making are the consequence of current public health advice and our need to anticipate changes to that advice. Our capacity to offer alternatives is therefore limited. We do not feel that the changes will adversely affect students.  

If you wish to avoid these changes (e.g. by taking a year out from your studies) please discuss this directly with your course team in the first instance.

We remain, as always, focused on the best experience and outcomes for our students.  

Making a complaint

If you have concerns about the quality of course delivery, please raise these with your course team in the first instance.

If you wish to take a more formal route, guidance is available to you in our student concerns and complaints procedure.

“I have found online studying to be quite successful for me. You can interact with your peers and lecturers as you usually would, but all from the comfort of your home. ”

- Jennifer, Medicine (MBBS) student, 4th year

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Duration

Three years, full time

Application Deadline

26 January 2022

UCAS Code

B822, institution code S49

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