Captain Paul Rennie
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (2003)
After leaving school, Paul spent nine years in the Army, before working as a Development Manager for Coca-Cola and Schweppes Beverages for a further year. Paul had had physiotherapy during his time in the Army and this sparked his interest in joining the profession, combined with the diversity of practice and autonomy as a clinician in this role.
He applied to a number of universities to study physiotherapy, but decided to study at Bradford as he was impressed with the friendly and supportive atmosphere.
"The cost of living in Bradford was also a positive for me," said Paul, "as I was able to complete my degree without a huge student debt."
"I'd already had quite extensive life experience before coming to Bradford, but I learnt so much from my lecturers and also the other students on the course. Everyone was very approachable and was always willing to help. The lecturers were always there for you and really helped you to achieve your potential," Paul commented.
After completing his course, Paul travelled for three months, before working as a physiotherapist in the NHS for a couple of years.
'After this I decided to return to the Army and have become a physiotherapist in the Royal Army Medical Corps. I'm really enjoying my role and will be starting on a Masters programme shortly.'