Our Digital Resources for Schools and Colleges: Radiography Develop the ability to produce evidence from current practice and research to develop and in-depth critical knowledge and understanding of the medical imaging profession.

Why become a Therapeutic Radiographer?

One in two of the population will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and so radiotherapy treatment, which uses high energy x-rays to treat tumours, has never been more important.Transform lives by learning how to use cutting edge technology to treat conditions such as cancer

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Why become a Diagnostic Radiographer?

An incredible 95% of people will interact with a diagnostic radiographer at some point in their lives. Transform the lives of your patients and work at the cutting edge of healthcare.

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Life at AECC University College: BSc (Hons) Radiography Student, Gary Hicks


It’s been a pleasure to welcome new students starting our BSc (Hons) Radiography (Diagnostic Imaging) course this term – a new degree approved this year for our School of Radiology.

Diagnostic radiographers are highly skilled practitioners who carry out medical imaging for diagnoses using specialised technical equipment such as X-ray, CT scanning, MRI scanning, Nuclear medicine and Ultrasound.

They are very much in demand by the NHS - 95% of people will interact with a diagnostic radiographer at some point in their lives. This course provides students with all the training and knowledge needed to become a fully qualified practitioner.

We spoke to Gary Hicks to find out how he and those on his course are getting on as they undertake their studies. He tells us about his passion to work in a health-care setting, making a difference to the lives of his patients and how he is learning something new every day from his inspiring lecturers and use of AECC University College’s industry-leading facilities.

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BSc (Hons) Radiography Student Profile – Jyoti Vara

Jyoti Vara is a First Year student on the BSc (Hons) Radiography (Radiotherapy and Oncology) course at AECC. She tells us more about studying on the course, what motivates her to study to become a Therapeutic Radiographer, and why she’s proud to study at AECC:

Starting out

“I was actually initially interested in studying Medicine, but when I heard about the course at AECC University College from a friend I decided to look into it.

“I have a personal reason for enrolling on this course. My dad passed away from cancer and I wanted to give back to the Radiotherapy department. They were so great and supportive and positive during such a difficult time for my family.

“Losing my dad is what set me on my path to become a Therapeutic Radiographer, specialising in Radiotherapy and Oncology.

“When I qualify, I’d like to work as part of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) – a team of health and care professionals who work together to support people with complex care needs.

“I want to help people feel comfortable and positive, even in very difficult circumstances or experiences.”

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Downloadable Case Study Profiles

Diagnostic Radiography Staff case study profile

Farrah Elsaghir

“A career in healthcare appealed to me; the fast pace, working with patients and being in a team.”

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Jyoti Vara

“It’s been amazing learning about Anatomy and Physiology. In the first week, I was just blown away by the human body!”

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Diagnostic Radiography Student case study profile

Gary Hicks

“There are so many different areas to get involved in, such as the intersection of the anatomy, science, patient care etc.”

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Diagnostic Radiography Staff case study profile

Megan Lines

“There’s always something new that you can learn. It’s not repetitive in healthcare, which makes it an exciting area of study.”

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Diagnostic Radiography Staff case study profile

Matthew Southam

“Technology is expanding so quickly and there are so many different things to get involved in.”

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