Welcome to our new students!

29th January 2018
Following the success of the 2017 Student Leadership Programme, we would like to welcome our 90 new students studying a range of disciplines from across the UK to begin their leadership journey! The 2018 Student Leadership Programme begins with a two-day residential Welcome conference in March, followed by the start of the mentoring scheme for […]

Review of the Student Leadership Programme

12th December 2017
I feel incredibly privileged to have been part of the first ever student leadership programme so generously organised and facilitated by the Council of Deans. This course has made me grow in confidence as a leader, and encouraged me to seek new opportunities to represent and support fellow student midwives, both at my university and […]

My journey on the Student Leadership Programme

21st November 2017
Coming to the end of the Student Leadership Programme (SLP), it is time for me to reflect on my experience over the past few months. What an amazing journey it has been! In September, I was allocated my mentor, and after all the anticipation and excitement about who it could be, I was not disappointed. […]

Reflection for Student Leadership

16th November 2017
The song ‘Life is a Rollercoaster’ could not have been more appropriate to describe how my first year as a Nursing Associate and getting onto this Leadership course has been. The Nursing Associate course had so much interest that I could not believe that not only me but also my partner had managed to get […]

Mentoring on the Student Leadership Programme

15th November 2017
The Council of Deans of Health, with support from the Burdett Trust for Nursing, launched a Student Leadership Programme recently to build the capacity of nursing, midwifery and allied health students in leadership. This innovative initiative is developing students’ knowledge, skills and networks to enhance their leadership potential both as students and as professional practitioners, […]

Student Leadership Programme – my experience

6th November 2017
Participating on the Student Leadership programme has given me an understanding of leadership styles and approaches in a society where industries, companies and health care settings are adapting and evolving. As a student nurse taking part in the programme, I have had an insight into the journey of leaders in the nursing and healthcare sector […]

Reflecting on the Student Leadership Programme

7th August 2017
Beryl Mansel, Director of the Swansea Student Leadership Academy, Student Leadership Programme Coach and Advisory Group member, shares her thoughts on the Programme. The Council of Deans of Health in partnership with the Burdett Trust have introduced a two-year project aiming to develop and promote student’s leadership abilities. The Students Leadership Project objectives are to […]

Reflections on #150Leaders

7th August 2017
Earlier this year I decided to apply to the Council of Deans Student Leadership Programme, excited by the potential opportunity to learn from leaders in nursing and network with my new peers.  I have always had firm views about nursing care and ideas about how it needed to develop, but never felt like I was […]

Leadership: a personal reflection

27th July 2017
As a brand new and fresh faced first year student, leadership wasn’t something I had consciously pursued amidst all of the learning and getting to grips with new placements and environments but I quickly came to find myself in leadership positions. I recall listening to people’s stories about their journey to begin the nursing course […]

Leadership programme reflection

27th July 2017
Earlier this month I was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in the leadership programme run by The Council of Deans. The programme was set out to provide 150 healthcare students the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills through a 3-4 month long learning programme providing training in the essential knowledge and skills […]