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 […]

Reflections – Felix Manders-Wilde

3rd April 2018
1st Year Mental Health Nursing Student – University of York. The two-day conference in Reading was fantastic. I have met some seriously great, like-minded people, being fellow students from across the UK as well as some fantastic, knowledgeable and inspirational leading figures from across healthcare. The hotel, the food and everything gets top marks from […]

Reflections – Rachael Palmer

28th March 2018
1st Year Adult Nursing Student – Plymouth University On the 5-6 March, myself and colleague and friend, Dawne Jones, attended the Student Leadership Programme launch. Unsure of what to expect, and who we would meet, we quickly met and got chatting to an array of student healthcare professionals from across the UK – from as far […]

Reflections – Daniel Garrod

22nd March 2018
1st Year Paediatric Nursing Student – Bangor University It takes a lot to inspire me, the word is bandied around too much, I must feel it in my heart and then feel it through my very soul.  I fear that finding inspiration in everything will leave you numb to the sensation. So, it was that […]

Meeting our new leaders

16th March 2018
Last week, the team at the Council of Deans welcomed new students to the programme at a residential conference in Reading. Each cohort saw 45 students arrive from 44 different universities across the UK to the Penta Hotel for a thought-provoking two days. Upon arrival, students were greeted by the Council’s Executive Director Dr Katerina […]

Advice for New Students

1st March 2018
Jessica Sinclair, an adult nursing student at the University of Dundee and 2017 SLP student, shares her advice for the new cohort going in to the first conference next week.   Top 10 tips and tricks for the first Student Leadership Programme conference Familiarize yourself with the list of speakers before you go! I wish […]