Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Why Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Why Irish Eyes Are Smiling

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IT WAS Teesside University's courses in occupational therapy which brought Aisling Durkin from her native Ireland to Middlesbrough, where she's now started work.

Aisling, 32, pictured, who is graduating from the BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy degree is originally from Tullamore in Ireland. She is now working as a graduate occupational therapist.

She said: "It was the occupational therapy course which brought me to Teesside. I saw some information about it on the Internet and was also impressed by what I saw on the University's Students' Union website in how involved the students are.

"Coming to Teesside to study was the first time I'd been to Middlesbrough and I've been very impressed with the University's campus, facilities and staff. The staff are very supportive and there's lots of easy access to up-to-date research."

During her time at Teesside, Aisling chaired the Occupational Therapy Society and was both a School Representative and Course Representative in the School of Health & Social Care. …

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