Powerlifting is a passion Orla Mulcahy discovered during her studies at London Metropolitan University and she has found a way to develop her skill. Her love for the sport started from her upbringing, in Tunbridge Wells, and got her into the competitive world of powerlifting. Orla got qualified for British Nationals, her first competition, this year while studying.
What brought you to London Metropolitan University?
I thought London Met had the most interesting curriculum for dietetics in London. Also, I had heard really positive feedback about the lecturers of the classes of the Nutrition and Dietetics course and the culture at the University.
What did studying at London Met mean to you?
It has given me the opportunity to realise my potential and opened up the path for me to become a Dietitian through great teaching, work placements provided by the University and its fantastic facilities.
I am currently on a placement at St Bartholomew’s Hospital that was arranged for me by the University, and it has been a great experience so far. Having the opportunity to have such hands-on experience has enabled seismic changes in my confidence and abilities while being great fun and hugely rewarding.
I am looking forward to my graduation next year.
Do you have any advice for anyone else considering studying at London Met?
I would suggest getting stuck into every opportunity provided and making sure you capitalise on the access you have to peers and lecturers - their knowledge and experience are second to none to make the most of it!
Do your best for every deadline - you will only ever regret the work you did not do.
Mostly just enjoy it, it is a unique time in life so enjoy the process and growing into the person you want to become.
What surprised you about London Met?
Seeing all the facilities at my fingertips, our superlab is brilliant, the mock wards create such a brilliant opportunity for hands-on practice. Also, the support from the staff goes above and beyond.
If you could sum up your experience at London Met in one word, what would it be?
Any top tips for anyone thinking about studying a dietetics course here?
I would highly recommend it, you are supported at every stage of your development and provided with loads of opportunities. I also joined the nutrition society. London Met is able to make a success out of anyone no matter what experience or background they have in the field.
“I would suggest getting stuck into every opportunity provided and making sure you capitalise on the access you have to peers and lecturers - their knowledge and experience are second to none to make the most of it!”