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Reflections – Vicky Reynolds

31st May 2018
2nd Year Child Nursing Student – University of Worcester Even though we are only at the beginning of this programme I have already gained so much from the experience; so far I have attended the two day conference in Reading (March 5th /6th ), where we got to enjoy a variety of speakers and workshops […]

Reflections – Abigail Spragg

23rd May 2018
Abby, a mental health nursing student from Plymouth University, was on the Student Leadership Programme in 2017, and presented to students at the 2018 conference. I had the pleasure of being a successful applicant for cohort 2 of the Student Leadership Programme in 2017. The programme came at an interesting time for me; I was […]

Student leaders at Summit 2018

18th May 2018
This month, 7 of our #150Leaders attended the Council of Deans of Health Summit 2018 at Crewe Hall. 3 students from our 2017 cohort along with 4 students from our 2018 cohort joined Council members at the Leadership themed two-day event. Student nurses Raluca Vagner and Hannah Smith and student physiotherapist Darragh McGee were invited […]

Award-winning students on the Student Leadership Programme

8th May 2018
Our #150Leaders have been busy winning awards last month at the Student Nursing Times Awards (SNTA), with many others receiving nominations in various categories. A special congratulations go to two of the #150Leaders who came away with awards on the night. Laura Thomas won Student Midwife of the Year Award, which was presented by the […]

Why should Student Nurses be interested in research?

3rd May 2018
Guest Blog from Lucy Elliot, 2nd Year Adult Nursing Student – Bangor University. Born and raised in Llandudno and I have always had a passion and interest in nursing. I thoroughly enjoy studying at Bangor University, the enthusiastic and knowledgeable lecturers, supportive peers and of course, the beautiful and incredible scenery which surrounds Bangor (which […]

Reflections – Louisa Davies

1st May 2018
MSc 2nd Year Child Nursing Student – Edge Hill University On 7th March I boarded the train at Liverpool Lime Street and headed off to Reading, unsure, but excited, about what the next two days would bring. As soon as I arrived at the event I realised I needn’t have worried at all. Everyone was so […]

Reflections – Heidi Williams

26th April 2018
MSc Adult Nursing – University of Central Lancashire   The Student Leadership Programme (SLP) is a partnership between the Council of Deans of Health and Burdett Trust for nursing aimed at students with leadership potential to develop skills through a four-month programme. Due to the high volume of applicants, I did not build my hopes […]

Reflections – Sarah Bradder

18th April 2018
2nd year Radiotherapy student – Sheffield Hallam University From the very beginning of the residential welcome event it was clear that no one needed to be worried about not getting along with people or feeling excluded. Everyone wanted to talk to everyone. We couldn’t help ourselves. We all wanted to talk about our professions, share […]

Reflections – Ian Unitt

13th April 2018
2nd Year Learning Disability Nursing Student – University of Wolverhampton In November 2017 I applied for a place on the Student Leadership Programme which is a partnership between the Council of Deans of Health and the Burdett Trust for Nursing aimed at developing and promoting leadership qualities in healthcare students. The programme runs over two […]

Reflections – Vikki Singleton

11th April 2018
2nd Year Children’s Nursing Student – University of Hertfordshire. Reflecting back on my first experiences of the Student Leadership Programme I cannot express how fantastic the two day event was.  On arrival at the hotel my nerves soon vanished after meeting some of my fellow students on the fabulous cohort four!  Everyone, including Nadia and […]