What is a leader?

6th April 2020
By Rachael McGregor, second year adult nursing student, University of Glasgow When I applied for the Council of Deans of Health’s Student Leadership Programme, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I had done the research, and read other reflections by previous participants, but still had little information about how it would impact me, […]

The Leadership Journey So Far: From Ally to Advocate

3rd April 2020
By Phillip Bardy, first year adult nursing student, University of West London I honestly hadn’t planned on applying for the Council of Deans of Health’s Student Leadership Programme. I hadn’t put myself forward for any leadership roles within university up until that point. I had told myself I was doing this because as a white […]

Reflections from Brian Webster

1st April 2020
By Brian Webster, University of Dundee Nursing is a challenging career and I would argue that studying nursing, even more so. Juggling practice placement, a 50% element of the course, with theory, so assignments, coursework and deadlines, as well as personal commitments, hobbies, interests and for some, part-time employment. For me, being a father of […]

From Dreamer to Student Leader

31st March 2020
By Alicia Burnett, third year student midwife, University of West London I have always wanted to help people but I have not always been sure about how to make this dream a reality. Through studying midwifery I have found my place in the world, and by gaining a place on the Student Leadership Programme, I […]

I’m not a leader…?

31st March 2020
By Becca Lennox, first year adult nursing student, Liverpool John Moores University Last year, I received an email telling me about a leadership programme. I thought, why am I being sent this; I’m not a leader?. I read about the programme and saw that there were only 50 places per year in the whole of […]

Reflections on the journey so far

30th March 2020
By Jemma Hughes It has been two weeks since the Council of Deans of Health’s #150Leaders Conference took place in Reading. It was two days of inspiring stories, incredible people, and a true sense of community that will travel with me for a long time. And I almost never applied. Imposter Syndrome has stalked me […]

Students attend Healthcare Leadership Academy conference

5th January 2020
A group of #150Leaders attended the Healthcare Leadership Academy Conference in December. Some of the students reflect on the opportunity to attend: I am a yes woman. I try and say yes to every opportunity that comes my way that I know I will benefit from. Learning comes in so many forms, not just in […]

Reflections – Abbie Rich

30th October 2019
Abbie is a student midwife at the University of Plymouth I’m currently in my third-year of midwifery degree with the University of Plymouth and applied for the programme in my second-year. In all honesty, if you’d told me at the start of my degree that I’d have completed this programme, and the opportunities that have […]

I can’t be a leader because…

30th October 2019
by Natalie Elliott, student nurse, Glasgow Caledonian University When I saw the advert for the Council of Deans of Health (CoDH) Student Leadership Programme (#150Leaders), I found it an odd concept that students were encouraged to be leaders. How could a student possibly be a leader? What are the benefits? Throughout my life, I have […]

Reflections: Zoe visits the Royal College of Nursing HQ

25th October 2019
Zoe, student children’s nurse at Middlesex University, shares her coaching experience on the Programme and her visit to the Royal College of Nursing headquarters. I’ve had over a ten-year hiatus from the corporate world, having spent the interim period chairing the school’s Parents Association, working with various charities, keeping busy in between bringing up the […]