The launch of this year’s competition promises to be one of the highlights in the BPSA calendar. The BPSA have teamed up with RB UK for another year to deliver a fantastic opportunity for development and the chance to win an amazing set of prizes.
An account will need to be created using the RB for Health website in order to help you answer the questions!
Six finalists will be invited to the 2017 BPSA Annual Conference in Durham where they will have a short panel interview before the winner is announced.
This competition will not only boost your CV in today’s competitive job market, but there are some amazing prizes available to be won... remember you have to be IN IT TO WIN IT!!!
CLOSING DATE: 26th February 2017
Dale Brockley 2014 Winner: "Entering BPSA competitions has really benefited me, both professionally and personally. It is an excellent way to gain that extra knowledge and learning to complement what you do within your university, engage with what’s going on in the profession, and to benefit from new experiences. After becoming Reckitt Benckiser Student of the Year runner up in 2013, I won a Blackberry tablet, and was also able to attend the World Healthcare Student Symposium (WHSS) in Switzerland, which was a fantastic experience for me because it was something that I would never have attended without the competition. I was able to meet many students from a number of professions from all around the world and was able to spend time sightseeing in a country I had never been to. Winning Reckitt Benckiser Student of the year in 2014 was a personal highlight and allowed me to attend the IPSF World Congress in Portugal, which was another new experience and another country to visit and gave me lots to talk about at my hospital pre-registration interviews (and a new iPad air!). I have also found that the work I’ve done preparing for a competition has come in really useful in other ways. For example, I devoted a number of days researching and preparing my poster for the Boots Competition, on the subject of ‘My vision of community pharmacy in 2020’, wondering whether I was spending too long when I had other commitments; months later I attended a community pharmacy pre-registration interview where I was asked to prepare a presentation on the future of community pharmacy. My preparation was already done; I took along the poster and the interviewers were really impressed, especially when I told them that I had won the competition. I would encourage everyone to enter as many competitions as you can; I know you read every day about the increasing competition for pre-registration placements, but I do believe that entering BPSA competitions has supported my personal development and helped me in receiving my pre-registration offers so that I was lucky enough to choose where I wanted to go after I leave Keele."