Who we are

Formerly the British School of Osteopathy, the University College of Osteopathy has come a long way in its first 100 years, and has played a significant role in championing osteopathy and furthering the profession both in the UK and internationally.

We’re the largest osteopathic educational institution in the UK, and our evidence-informed approach, high-quality teaching and excellent clinical opportunities attracts students from around the world and produces graduates who go on to leading roles within the profession.

Our team of staff are experienced and passionate about what they do, and students often comment on their dedication to helping their students succeed. In fact, many of our staff, are former students who, having developed careers in...

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Leading the profession

41%

of UK osteopaths are UCO graduates (GOsC Register 2019)

Vacancies

UCO has a proven record of excellence in the field of osteopathy education and our employees are integral to our success.  

We provide a wide range of benefits to support career progression and to balance personal and professional lives. Our staff enjoy an excellent working environment and great benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement of 8.4 weeks per annum, childcare vouchers, a healthcare scheme, an interest free season ticket loan and an annual staff conference and development opportunities.

Our team of staff are experienced and passionate about what they do, and students often comment on their dedication to helping them succeed.

Charles Hunt, Vice-Chancellor

Our staff

Our staff and experienced and passionate about what they do, and our students often comment on their dedication to helping them succeed.

Our reputation attracts high-quality clinical and academic staff from the osteopathic profession. Many continue to practice and are specialists within their fields, bringing with them a wealth of experience and a love for their subject.

 

Many of our staff, including myself, are former students of the UCO, who want to play our own role in training the future osteopaths of tomorrow.

Charles Hunt, Vice-Chancellor

Support us

At the UCO we believe that excellent healthcare and education should be available and accessible to all.

The UCO Clinic delivers subsidised, affordable osteopathic healthcare to a wide range of patients through its main clinical site and at locations within the community. Included in this are several specialist clinics, which offer treatment completely free of charge to children, homeless people, older people, and people living with HIV, providing access to patients who might otherwise not have the opportunity to benefit from osteopathic treatment.

We also endorse the view that higher education should be accessible to all, regardless of background or financial status. We are committed to widening participation from learners who are currently under-...

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Our mission is to continually provide the highest quality education and research for all and the very best care, for each patient, on every occasion.

University College of Osteopathy, 2017

Room hire

We have a range of rooms available for private hire, from seminar rooms and boardrooms to large lecture theatres seating over 100 people.

UCO Room Booking

We additionally offer a unique range of practical rooms suitable for teaching a variety of courses including osteopathy, physiotherapy and massage.

All of our rooms have accessible IT equipment and adaptable layouts so that you can make the most of the space provided.

Rooms are available to hire at evenings and weekends throughout the year and during the week outside of term time. A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required for all bookings. 

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UCO is a small, but very supportive college that provides a high level of education and an inclusive environment.

Julia, full-time M.Ost student