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My Student Exchange Programme in Japan (2018)

The flight was long, the weather was hot and the place was crowded… but, goodness gracious, was it worth it! - Frederico Barbera tells you about his "fantastic" student exchange programme in Japan!

Kathmandu, Nepal: A Degree Less Ordinary

"Sometime toward the end of second-year pharmacy I decided I wanted to have a degree less ordinary. Looking back at all that I have accomplished so far, I think I may be on my way there!" - Find out how one student transformed her outlook by simply "getting involved"!

My GP Placement experience

Working in a GP practice was strikingly different to working in community pharmacy. Used to thefast paced environment of community pharmacy? Where the patient or customer standing in front ofyou is priority and the staff work non-stop? Find out more about GP land by reading Eleanors article!

Insight: Interface Clinical Services x Jason Steele

"Go with what you feel is right’. Don’t delay going down a career path that is ‘non-traditional’ if the ‘traditional’ roles do not appeal to you" - Jason Steele of Interface Clincal Services details his journey to the innovative role he finds himself in.

FIP World Congress and Me

This summer, the vibrant city of Glasgow had the privilege of hosting the annual International Pharmaceutical Federation’s 78th World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Halimah was fortunate to be one of the 25 pharmacy students from the UK selected to be a volunteer, read about their amazing experience here!  

Insights: Future Pharmacist x Ravi Chal

"Day in, day out, I spent time working on an idea which was nothing more than scribbles on scrap paper until I began discussing it with my friends and family. Those who were connected to the healthcare profession challenged me to refine my idea and encouraged me to take it further. After all, what did I have to lose?" Ravi Chal details his unique Pharmacy Journey!

The Global Goals and Pharmacy

I believe pharmacists and pharmacy students can, should, and will play a vital role in achieving the Global Goals, ensuring sustainable infrastructure and accessible medication for all, irrespective of one’s nationality or culture. The BPSA's very own Western Area Coordinator Rhys Llewellyn, highlights the importance of WHO's Global goals and Pharmacy!

Pharmacy students and careers in Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)

The consistent challenge faced by pharmacists always concerns experience and highlighting the financial value that you bring to any organisation. Meera Parkash advises the students of today on how to progress in a shifting landscape and details her journey as a CCG Pharmacist.

Meet your 2018/19 Exec

June saw the new executive being ushered in, it is thus pertinent to introduce you to the faces of those who will be representing you and the other dozen of Pharmacy students over the next year. 

Volunteering can be life changing!

What can you get out of volunteering? Can volunteering bring about a positive change? Is volunteering worth it? So many questions can be asked about whether volunteering is valuable - Saffah explores the benefits of volunteering through sharing her experiences.

Ten top tips for your Pre-reg year!

Your pre-reg year is probably flying by and if not then you'll find yourself in it sooner than you think! So why not have a peak at these 10 tips.

Insight: The NHS Youth Forum x Jake Ashton

Although the NHS Youth Forum is a national project, ran by the British Youth Council and NHS England, not very many people have heard about it. Now you've heard of it, why not find out more through the eyes of a former member!

A Dose of Pharmacy Marketing?

Becoming a pharmacist can feel like an immense challenge. A mountain to reach the summit of or an ocean to swim across. But why stop there? Gavin Birchall shares his Pharmacy journey and route to forming a Healthcare marketing agency and writing the PMF...the Pharmacy Marketing Formulary.

Why apply for a split pre-registration training programme

Applications for pre-registration training 2019-2020 are now open, with a staggering amount of places to choose from, Tom talks about his experience this past year on a split pre-registration programme and why he highly recommends it. 

Challenges of Pharmacy in Malaysia

Studying abroad on a summer programme offers a fantastic opportunity, Shiva visited Malaysia to find out more about pharmacy and public health.

If at first you don't succeed…come back stronger

Speaking in front of around 100 students is an incredibly daunting but rewarding experience.. Read how Jess's experience of running in the elections made her come back to conference stronger each year.

Annual Conference - your gateway to the world of pharmacy.

Read here how attending annual conference helped Sally to appreciate just how much you can actually do with an MPharm degree!

Reflecting on the 75th Annual Conference

Annual conference is, for many students, an inspirational event that plays a part in directing their future careers.  Read here about Andrew Moy's experience of the 75th AC & how it has helped shaped him, on a personal and professional level.

The social side of Annual Conference.

The social side of Annual Conference is not to be underestimated and overlooked, read here about a first-time conference goers experience!  

A Pharmacy Student's Perspective on Digital Health

In the age of information, digital technology impacts all of our lives and is one of the most important tools a modern day society requires to operate efficiently. Arguably, in healthcare we see this need for technology the most where it is more than something that merely reduces human effort, but something that can help improve the quality of life and even save lives.

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