GCU to host physiotherapy alumni event

22 May 2015

The first intake of BSc Physiotherapy students was at GCU founding institution Queens College in 1982.

The first intake of BSc Physiotherapy students was at GCU founding institution Queens College in 1982.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its physiotherapy degree graduates at an alumni drinks reception on Thursday, May 28.

As well as giving graduates an opportunity to network and celebrate their successes and achievements, the event will provide an overview of the University’s physiotherapy programmes and will discuss the future of physiotherapy education.

Guests will hear from three key speakers, Kay Keir, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy; Fiona Moffat, Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; and Professor Valerie Webster, Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor, who will present on the past, present and future of physiotherapy at GCU.

There will also be an exhibition of articles, pictures and memorabilia from over the years.

Jane Green, GCU’s Head of Physiotherapy and Assistant Head of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences, said: “This is an exciting year for GCU and the School of Health and Life Sciences, particularly for the Physiotherapy Department.

“Over the past 30 years, graduates from GCU have made a large impact in the field of physiotherapy, working to deliver high quality care across a wide range of specialities. This event will help to celebrate those achievements and allow the current physiotherapy academic and research staff to showcase some of the University’s research achievements and teaching resources”.

The first intake of BSc Physiotherapy students was at GCU founding institution Queen’s College in 1982. These students went on to graduate in 1985 and were the first Physiotherapy graduates in Scotland and the second in the UK.

The alumni drinks reception is one of a series of events planned throughout the 30th anniversary year. It will take place from 6pm in the GCU LEAD area of the William Harley Building. To register for the event, visit Eventbrite or call 0141 331 8769.