Amin Nouroozi - Student Profile

Amin studies on the Master of Chiropractic course at AECC University College and is currently in his Second Year.

He is also the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Champion at the University College and a Student Ambassador.

He tells us more about what drew him to the course, why improving access and participation for all students is important to him, and his ambitions for the future:

“I was originally thinking about studying Medicine at University. However, when I was researching the different healthcare courses available, I came across the Chiropractic course at AECC University College and it really resonated with me.

“I was chatting my plans through with my parents and my sister and they had experienced Chiropractic treatment previously. They thought it might be for me and suggested I go along to an Open Day, which I did.

“Chiropractic appealed to my interest in Biology, healthcare and problem-solving, all three of which I really enjoy.

“As a Chiropractor, you get to treat the full range of musculoskeletal conditions and you help people improve their lifestyles through treatment.

“When I graduate, I’d like to gain experience in Sports Chiropractic. I’d love to work for a sports team, ideally Formula One or in football. I’d love to work in sport overseas too, in America or Canada. I’m also quite entrepreneurial, so I would also really enjoy working for myself.”

On-site clinic

"In the second year of the MChiro course, we have the opportunity to observe at the on-site Chiropractic Clinic. It’s been a bit more difficult this year due to Covid-19, but it’s something that I’ve had the opportunity to do since my first year. It’s great to see how an appointment happens; the diagnosis process and then the treatment process.

“I’ve had the opportunity to observe manipulation, massage therapy, and observing in the rehabilitation room allows you to understand more about the long-term exercises that we prescribe for patients to do themselves.”

Access and Participation at AECC University College

“I’m the BAME Champion at AECC University College and am involved with Access and Participation initiatives. Our aim is to work to enable a wider range of prospective students to apply to study at University. We particularly want to encourage those who might struggle to apply to the course, or to complete it when they arrive.

“I’m particularly interested in encouraging BAME students to apply. We try to alleviate common obstacles, such as funding issues, issues with completing applications, or lifestyle factors such as religion.

“We’ve helped students to access grants if they have financial difficulties. We’ve also created a prayer room on-site which anyone can use. We have also set up the Asian and Afro-Caribbean Society. We have quite a small population of students from this background at the University College, but it’s great to get together and grow a sense of community.

“We encourage other students to learn about our cultures and it’s great to share them. During the pandemic, our events have had to be virtual but they are still a great way to bring people together. I want to help make things feel really inclusive.”

Student Ambassador

“As a Student Ambassador, you represent the University College at recruitment events – such as Open Days. We also help out at the Summer Schools that AECC University College holds.

“I’ve been involved in lots of Virtual Summer School events over the past year and we also help new students with issues that they are having in the week before Arrivals’ Week. It’s been a bit harder for students to feel involved socially since the outbreak of the pandemic; we’ve had to rely on virtual events more.

“Access to the facilities on campus has to be restricted, but the University College has managed it really well. It’s great that we’ve been able to continue having classes on campus, as we are a healthcare institution.”

You can find out more about the Master of Chiropractic course at AECC University College here.