Podiatry Award 2019

Entries are now invited for the Cosyfeet Podiatry Award 2019. This £1000 award is open to any podiatrist or podiatry student who is planning voluntary work, a work placement or research, either in the UK or abroad. The winner’s application should demonstrate that their selected project will develop their professional knowledge and skills while being of benefit to others.

The award is designed to assist with the costs associated with the chosen project. The winner will be requested to submit a report and photographs of their experience, and to be included in Cosyfeet publicity relating to the award.

Former winners have undertaken a wide range of initiatives including those relating to the treatment of talipes equinovarus in children, the diabetic foot and the podiatric needs of dementia sufferers. Others have travelled to Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia or South America to help with conditions resulting from diseases such as leprosy and filariasis. More details on these projects can be found below.

If you would like to apply for the award please complete our application form. The closing date to apply for the award is 26th April 2019.

Podiatry Award 2018

2018 Winner - Margaryta Bazelchuk

The Cosyfeet Podiatry Award 2018 was awarded to Margaryta Bazelchuk, a Level 3 BSc Podiatry student at Glasgow Caledonian University. She will use the £1000 award to fund a footwear assessment project with Glasgow's homeless population.

Vital work has and continues to be carried out to try and ensure that food, accommodation and health services are available to the homeless of Glasgow, but footwear is a specific area that requires attention.

As a committee member of the Podiatry Society at GCU, Margaryta has been involved with previous projects to collect and distribute socks, footwear and other items via Glasgow’s homeless shelters. In contrast, the footwear assessment initiative will enable students to interact directly with homeless people, enhancing both their clinical awareness and communication skills while offering replacement footwear where necessary.

“This project will provide a much-needed footwear assessment for people who often own footwear which is not conducive to optimum foot health and wellbeing,” says Cosyfeet Managing Director Andrew Peirce. “It also provides a priceless opportunity for students to gain experience with a patient group that they would not normally encounter.”

We will receive a full report on the project from Margaryta early in 2019 when the project is complete.


Previous Winners

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2015 Award Winner


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2012 Award Winner


2011 Award Winner


2010 Award Winner


2009 Award Winners

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2008 Award Winner


2007 Award Winner


2006 Award Winner


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