ARU Blogs — Jodie Davey

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Faculty:Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Allied Health

Course: BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice

Hi, I’m Jodie, and I’ve just started as a first year Operating Department student in Cambridge. I like cake, chocolate, cheese, 50s dresses, and anatomy (not necessarily in that order). I blog in my spare time and one of the things that attracted me to Anglia Ruskin was the amazing feedback from other student bloggers – so I thought I would join in.

I’ve previously started uni (nursing) but I’ve spent that last three years gaining experience everywhere and anywhere (sometimes for the worse). I live at home with my parents and dog, and my sisters live just round the corner.

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8 December 2014

The first time I scrubbed can be noted as 18 November 2014 at 9.30am. It came as a complete shock (the scrub nurse simply asked if I wanted to be involved) but I’m so glad I ‘got it over and done with’. Read more…

28 November 2014

I will hold my hands up and say I wasn’t looking forward to spending time in the Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit at all. To me, it felt like an entirely alien environment and I almost didn’t want to go in on the first day. How wrong I was. Read more…

10 November 2014

Six weeks of anaesthetics are up and I’ve had time to reflect… and boy I’ve enjoyed it! I’m not going to lie: the abundance of gases floating around has left me exhausted by the end of the day (as well as having a little bit of nausea), but every morning I rushed there out of excitement. Read more…

17 October 2014

The Learning to Learn module was something I underestimated in importance (honestly, I struggled to see its relevance at first) – but only a few weeks in I can already see it’s possibly the most important module in my whole career… Read more…

26 September 2014

Jodie Davey has recently started our Operating Department Practice course in Cambridge and in her own words ‘couldn’t be more excited!’ In her first blog she gives an account of the lead-up to her course starting. Read more…


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