Plymouth University’s first optometry graduates were recognised recently at a graduation ceremony co-sponsored by Specsavers. 

Leanne Smewing, pictured with Specsavers founder Dame Mary Perkins, won two awards – the Specsavers Group award for best overall performance in the final year of the Plymouth University optometry programme and the Elsevier Award for best overall performance in ocular pathology and therapeutics.

Lecturer Stephanie Mroczkowska said: ‘As lecturers and staff it was really nice to be able to reward the high achievement of our students and to promote optometry at Plymouth University’. 

Specsavers is committed to developing staff and helping them to achieve their full potential through a range of development opportunities, from classroom training and e-learning, to secondments and sponsorship for further education.

The unique structure means careers can be developed in many different ways, from focusing on a clinical specialism, owning a store or move into another area of the Specsavers business. This is suppoprted with strong links with universities, professional governing bodies or and a wide range of in-house training programmes. This enables high quality training programmes that are linked directly to professional development.

Find out more about optometry careers at Specsavers 

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