This is an invitation to participate in a National study being conducted as part of a project funded by Office for Students. The study consists of two parts. Part one is an on-line survey and part two is participation in a focus group discussion. This email is about participating in one of the focus groups.

The groups will be held at the BAPO Conference. The focus groups will take place on Friday 15th March at 5pm and 6.15pm. The session will last approx. 30-40 minutes. I have attached a participant information sheet and a consent form. The participant information sheet should tell you all you need to know.  The consent form is for information only. I will bring a printed copy of this form to the session, for you to sign should you decide to participate.

There will be refreshments available at the event. If you like to participate in one of the focus groups, please contact me directly on either b.durrant@salford.ac.uk or bev@bapo.com

I will then contact you to book you on to your preferred time slot. There will only be 4-6 participants in each group and therefore these places may fill up quickly.

Many thanks for considering participating in this study. Please do contact me if you have any other questions.

Consent Form

Participant Information Sheet Focus Group

Kind regards

Bev

Dr Beverley Durrant BSc (Hons),MSc, PhD, FFPM RCPS (Glasg) FHEA PGCert LTHE

Project Manager- Practice-Based Student Learning Prosthetics and Orthotics and Podiatry Placements – Supporting the Future of Podiatry Education.

Strategic Interventions in Health Education Disciplines (SIHED)

University of Salford

b.durrant@salford.ac.uk