Life after university

Real life advice and guidance on finding the right pre-reg placement and job.

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Optometry students tell us that they would like a little help on the kind of things that don’t always get covered in class, but are key to a successful placement, and getting started in their careers. So, we got in touch with a range of experts and asked them to blog their top tips, advice and experience on a range of key topics:

Hospital vs community practice

Thinking about your career but not sure which path to take? We asked three newly qualified optometrists to tell us a little about where they work.

Expert tips on finding a pre-reg placement

Before you can start on the Scheme for Registration, you need to sort a placement and a supervisor – and the earlier you apply, the better.

Pre-reg roadshows 2018

Our Scheme for Registration experts are heading to your university. Don’t miss their top tips, advice and guidance on finding - and completing- the perfect pre-reg placement.

Preparing for the challenges of the work place

Practise your problem-solving and decision-making skills with real ethical scenarios that have been adapted especially for students.

Volunteering overseas

Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to travel the world, make new friends and, most importantly, help in the fight against avoidable sight loss. 


Tell us what you think

We hope you find these useful, so please let us know what you think. All feedback, good or bad, is very welcome, and we can use it to improve. And, if you have any ideas for topics for future blogs, please let us know and we’ll do our best to sort them. Email