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DO Student Revision Event registration opens

DO Student Revision Event registration opens

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has opened bookings for a revision event for student DOs. Now in its seventh year, the event aims to help students revise with the support of expert tuition from ABDO practical examiners at the face-to-face event.

The ABDO 2021 student revision event will take place Tuesday 22 March 2022 and Wednesday 23 March 2022

Specifically tailored to the 2015 Level 6 Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing, the two-day event is open to all FQE student members and covers full FQE practical revision and portfolio guidance.

Alicia Thompson PhD BSc(Hons) FBDO R (Hons) SLD SMC(Tech), ABDO’s Director of Professional Examinations says, “It’s great to be bringing this popular event back to a face-to-face format. In its seventh year, the FQE revision event is always well received amongst final year students and feedback is consistently positive. At the event, we dispel myths about the FQEs and ensure that students get advice and information that is both accurate and up to date.”

With a good mix of different forms of delivery such as hands on practical, lectures, peer discussions and a quiz, the event offers attendees a packed programme with plenty of opportunities to really understand what is required, where to then focus revision going forward and that the ABDO Exams team is supporting every student to achieve success at the first attempt.

The event is supported by Hoya Lens (UK and Ireland) and Stepper Eyewear. Andy Sanders, professional services director at Hoya says, “Hoya has always been an avid supporter of ABDO and supporting trainee dispensing opticians at the FQE revision event is a way to ensure the next generation of qualified optical professionals have the acumen needed to enhance their academic growth and career path.”

Peter Reeve, managing director of Stepper (UK) Ltd says, “Stepper eyewear is delighted to be supporting the ABDO student revision event. As a professional’s brand we understand how important it is to encourage and support the training and development of dispensing opticians within our industry and recognise the key part ABDO plays in delivering this.”

The event costs £155 and includes:

  • Accommodation for Tuesday night
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • Evening BBQ and live entertainment

Limited accommodation is available for Monday 21 March 2022 if required.

VENUE: Yarnfield Park Training and Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone, ST15 0NL

Please note we expect Lateral Flow Tests to be carried out by everyone prior to arrival at the event.

For more information and to book please visit:

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