The British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association is the official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. Every year, members of the Association, such as yourself, apply to become Representatives. There are three types of BPSA Representative: National, International, and Competitions. First, second, third and fourth year students and pre-registration pharmacists are eligible to apply, and applications close at 23:59 on 23rd August, 2019.
This year, applications for each type of Representative will run parallel to each other.
"My confidence has grown hugely by doing lecture shoutouts and other promotion; as a result I've been more involved in societies at my university, I participated a lot during debates at the annual conference and even went to an EPSA event!" - Sabrina Stecka, University of Nottingham
As a Representative you will have plenty of opportunities for personal and professional development. You will be required to attend a BPSA Representative training day during the academic year and may also be required to attend an online training course, at which you will receive training for soft and other skills outside of the MPharm curriculum that will greatly assist your personal and professional development.
“To me BPSA is learning, friends, adventures and growing as a professional.” - Pia Scarpa, University of Manchester
You may apply for multiple positions, and if it is felt that you are capable and that it is appropriate, you may be awarded multiple positions. The Executive members which manage the Representatives have produced some useful PDFs on the expectations of National, International and Competition Representatives.
The main roles and responsibilities of National Representatives are to:
The main roles, responsibilities and expectations of International Representatives are to:
The main roles and responsibilities of a Competitions Representative are to:
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