Osteopathy students whether studying in the college or at the clinic will be based in small tutor groups where lecturers and clinical trainers can provide individual support.
We have five large teaching rooms at our college in Bermondsey. All of these our teaching rooms are equipped with treatment plinths which enable practical skills to be taught, alongside the theoretical written part of the course. We frequently have class lecture rooms available for students to use outside their timetabled studies.
There are several smaller rooms ideal for tutorials or small group work, which are also used for vivas and practical exams.
The LSO has a dedicated clinic located near Bethnal Green underground station. At the clinic you will find 8 treatment rooms where students will treat patients, under the supervision of qualified osteopaths. The clinic also has an area where you can write up notes and treatment plans. There is a welcoming reception area for patients.
As a student, you will undertake a minimum of 1,000 hours in the teaching clinic, and 1,200 hours if you are studying for the M.Ost. There is a minimum number of hours required at each stage of the course. The time you spend in the clinic increases each year enabling you to apply and embed the knowledge and skills acquired in class.
The London School of Osteopathy posts the majority of student material on Google Drive, so you can access it from any location. Our dedicated IT Officer is always happy to help students with any IT queries, and help familiarise them with the IT systems we use. Students also have access via their University login to a wealth of IT support and study skills hosted by our validating University (Anglia Ruskin University).
We have a dedicated library on site with academic journals and text books. We also have a wide range of anatomical models for your use. The library is also where you will find our bank of PC’s for student use.
As one of our students you will also be a student of Anglia Ruskin University, with access to a wealth of digital journals and e-books via your student login.
Student and Staff common room:
We have a well-equipped common room where students and lecturers are able relax during breaks. Tea & coffee is freely available.
In the event that you have any personal concerns or anxieties, our Student Adviser will provide one-to-one support. There is also a wealth of online support materials, ranging from study skills, pastoral support, mindfulness and more. Students can also avail themselves of osteopathic treatment at our teaching clinic (subject to availability).
Institute of Osteopathy Membership:
The London School of Osteopathy has organised that all students of the LSO are also members of the Institute of Osteopathy. Students are able to access the support and services provided by the organisation.
The local area:
The LSO is based just a short stroll away from the bustling Bermondsey High Street with cafes, bars and artisan shops. London Bridge, Borough Market, The Shard and Tower Bridge are a 15 minute walk away.
Bethnal Green (where the clinic is) is undergoing gentrification, with an increasing range of bars and cafes in the vicinity. York Hall Leisure centre is behind the clinic, and the V&A Museum of Childhood plus gardens are a couple of minutes’ walk away.