Student life

 The UCO is a small, friendly community. Our students quickly get to know each other and form supportive bonds which often stay with them for life.

Our student population is diverse, and ranges from college-leavers undertaking their first degree to mature students who are furthering their studies or looking to make a career change. Students come from across the UK and around the world to study with us, including from Europe, Australia and Brazil. There is lots of interaction between year groups both in clinic and socially, and our more experienced students provide a...

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The atmosphere at UCO is great! I love being here. I have made so many new friends over the last couple of years.

Ruth Ann Head Part-time M.Ost Student

Student support

Our small, friendly Student Support team provide support, advice and pastoral care to students to help them reach their full potential.

Support and advice is offered on a confidential and impartial basis on a wide variety of issues which may be directly or indirectly affecting their studies, learning support, disability support, help with budgeting and finance, bereavement and personal and childcare issues.

Our Team

Christopher Lambert, Student Support Manager


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The atmosphere is positive and supportive. Everyone here has a shared end goal.

Vivien Part-time M.Ost student

Facilities and resources

We are continuously investing in our facilities and resources to improve the learning experience for our students.

Students have access to a wide range of materials to support their studies, including the biggest osteopathic library in Europe, our virtual learning environment 'BONE', and anatomy TV.

We also provide ergonomic computer suites, spaces for group and independent study, technique practice rooms and a lecture theatre.

The UCO Clinic is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art, accessible building with 34 appointment rooms and four team...

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If I were to give one reason why somebody should choose to study at the UCO it would be the UCO Clinic.

Vivien Part-time M.Ost student

Open days

Discover the UCO for yourself at one of our regular open days...