Out of your comfort zone? Do it anyway!

12th January 2021
Rachael Palmer, #150Leaders alumni and registered nurse, compares her experiences on the #150Leaders with the Healthcare Leadership Academy. My Healthcare Leadership Academy (The HLA) experience started with a Twitter message from another nurse I’d connected with during the #150Leaders Programme. I loved my time with the #150Leaders: it opened my eyes to a world outside […]

Alumna Raluca Vagner appointed to Council Board of Trustees

27th August 2020
We are delighted to announce that Student Leadership Programme alumna Raluca Vagner has been appointed as a trustee of the Council of Deans of Health. Raluca participated in the first cohort of the Student Leadership Programme in 2017, and in that time has gone on to graduate from Oxford Brookes University with a distinction and […]

Rollercoaster Journey! We & Us

3rd July 2020
By Sian Chinwuba, Student Child Nurse, Middlesex University If I am being honest, so much has happened ever since covid-19. One thing I know for sure is that I am grateful for this opportunity to be a part of the Student Leadership Programme. I never imagined myself an actual leader because I did not quite […]

Pride in 2020

24th June 2020
By Aalijah Buttimer, Student Adult Nurse, University of Southampton 2020 is a year we will never forget, and the usual pride festivities held around June each year in honour of the 1969 Stonewall Inn riots have been cancelled. I would like to invite you to join me in reflecting on my experiences in higher education […]

Inclusive Leadership: not for the few, not even for the many, but for all

19th May 2020
By Joy O’Gorman, Student Adult Nurse, University of Plymouth. Our cohort welcome conference, hosted by the Council of Deans 150 Leaders programme, exceeded my expectations. Pre-conceptions and nagging self-doubt did not stand a chance and were certainly not catching a free ride in my suitcase on the way home. ‘Value your difference and think of […]

200 Years On: Florence, fear and field hospitals

12th May 2020
By Rachael Palmer, third-year student nurse, University of Plymouth The word ‘Nightingale’ has become a household name in recent weeks, with the building of huge field hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients. NHS Nightingale London was built in just 9 days. But why is Florence Nightingale a symbol for modern nursing today and how does this […]

COVID19 and the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

12th May 2020
By Brian Webster, student nurse, University of Dundee COVID19 has very few positives but at least, thanks to COVID19, healthcare professionals and nurses, in particular, are being recognised, appreciated, and commended for their professionalism, commitment and determination. Due to COVID19, the wider public are now hearing more from the World Health Organisation (WHO), with some […]

My leadership journey reflection

14th April 2020
By Simon James, second year adult nursing student, Swansea University Before commencing my nursing degree in September 2018, I was employed in various areas of retail and hospitality, where even though I had accrued the titles of supervisor and assistant manager, I can honestly say I had little leadership experience. The closest to displaying leadership […]

When “I” became “we”

9th April 2020
By David Cabrini-Back, student physiotherapist, Bournemouth University At the recent PhysioUK conference, #150Leaders alumni Emma Coleman said that a Physio career looks less like an arrow and more like spaghetti (I paraphrase). I could argue that I have already had a spaghetti route getting to Physio, before I even started. I was a Chiropractor for […]

A leader, me? Haha!

8th April 2020
By Ismat Khan, diagnostic radiography student, University of Cumbria The title of this reflection is the exact thought-stream that ran through my brain the second I came across an email regarding the Student Leadership Programme. I remember opening the email and glancing at it and thinking that could never be me. I can’t do that. […]