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Bacteriophage therapy: is there a growing need for it?

 Bacteriophage therapy is where lytic bacteriophages are used to treat a narrow range of pathogenic bacterial infections.  The goal is to one day replace antibiotic treatment with bacteriophage therapy.

Learning on the job – a community pharmacy placement

Thinking about applying for a community pharmacy placement?  Here Anmol, a third-year pharmacy student, takes a look back at the summer when he worked as a Dispenser for 10 weeks.

From camp counsellor to associate of the GPhC

You don't need pharmacy experience to ace an interview.  In this article Alastair, a pre-reg pharmacist and our VP,  explains how he landed a summer experience at Camp America!

How to do an amazing job of selling

Studying and getting good grades is only half of what your MPharm should be about. You have to have fun, of course, but it’s also vitally important to get some experience in the world of work.  Read our Presidents' top tips on how to apply for placements to give yourself an insight into what roles you like.

CPPE Mental health: support for people living with mental health conditions

If you're interested in a career in mental health, or just want to become more informed on the subject, then read on for more information on the CPPE. Their mental health programme and campaign, aims to raise the profile of mental health conditions and to explore how pharmacy professionals can improve their support for people living with mental health conditions.

A pre-reg place in mental health

Interested in a career in mental health?  Read Bryony's insight into her mental health experience, including exploring some of the preconceptions surrounding this area of healthcare.

5 study tips I wish I had known as a fresher!

Starting university is a big life change, and despite the main purpose of it all is to study, it can become less of a priority when there are so many other things going on, read top 5 study tips written by Holly Hardstone, a third-year student at Bath


After reading this, I hope you will have learned a little bit more about what the European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (EPSA) is, the amazing opportunities on offer to you as students and created a little bit of excitement about what your plans might be for the coming year.

Top 10 things to do outside your pre-reg training.

Pre-registration training will take up most of any trainees time pre-reg Ana gives advice on things you can do outside pre-reg in order to meet new people, develop yourself and enjoy this year fully.

New Beginnings, New Adventures.

Many people only have one New Year’s resolution every year, on the 1st of January. But we students have both the 1st of January and also the first day back at university to start afresh and set new goals- read Noors advice on how to make an adventure out of new beginnings. 

Top tips for first year pharmacy students.

Starting university can be daunting and starting a Pharmacy degree even more so. New people, a new subject and potentially a whole new city and life, can all seem overwhelming. Luckily, there are plenty of things you can do to make your first year easier…

Hints and Tips for Pre-reg interviews

As a fresh-faced young pre-reg, I can remember only too well preparing for interviews last year. Here are a few tips and things to look at in preparation. You don’t have to go overboard learning everything back to front, but a good general overview will really help. This is just a guide based off my interview experiences, both for pre-reg and otherwise, with a view to what you might encounter with the new recruitment system.

How To Ace A Job Interview

Congratulations! You have just been shortlisted for an interview from a pool of thousands of applicants. Here is your chance to lock in your job offer and impress the interviewer (well enough to get hired). Here are five tips on how to ace an interview

Interview tips

“Thank you for your recent application, unfortunately on this occasion, we won’t be taking your application further”, does this sound familiar to you? Wait no longer! Hopefully, with these few tips and personal experiences you can get that “Congratulations, we are delighted to confirm that your application has been successful”.

How To Prepare For A Pharmacy Interview

With the recent change in hospital pre-registration placements, it has never been more important to get your interview preparation right to secure your preferred destination.

How To Ace Your Placement Interview

Securing those summer placements has to be one of the scariest struggles every pharmacy student finds themselves in, but with correct preparation for your application and interview, they are so easy to obtain.

Future Pharmacist: Parkinson's Disease

Welcome to the latest Future Pharmacist: PDS Clinic.Future Pharmacist: PDS Clinic will cover a different area that will help you build on the knowledge that you have already gained from your undergraduate course. In this clinic, we are focussing on Parkinson’s Disease. After downloading the PDF and reading through the material, take time to reflect on what you’ve learnt and write a PDS entry to earn a point.

The Difficulties of LGBT Life – Personal and Professional Reflections

After reading an admirable blog by Robbie Turner, Director for England at the RPS, I felt compelled to write about my own experiences as a young gay man. I’d also like to reflect on what is required from pharmacists current and future to support LGBT people, whether they are patients or colleagues.

The Executive 2017/18

I’d like to say a personal hello to all of you, our members, my name is Regan English and I am the newly elected Publications Officer for 2017-2018. This new appointment means that I will be the face in your inbox, amongst other things, for the next year. I hope to keep up the good work of our previous Publications Officers whilst bringing about some new and exciting changes – watch this space!

Pre-Registration Applications via the new ORIEL system

Applying for your pre-registration placement has never been a less-than-daunting task. It’s an important time during which you decide which sector you want to complete your training in and where you will be working full-time over the next year. From 2017, ORIEL will be the online application portal system by which students apply for a pre-registration place in any hospital and some community pharmacies (check the ORIEL system for details as to which community employers have opted in). 

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