The European Pharmaceutical Students' Association is an umbrella organisation of all European Pharmaceutical students’ associations, representing over 100,000. students in 37 European countries. EPSA presents BPSA students with an additional exciting range of activities and opportunities where you can develop a new range of skills, learn to teach others, and meet students and professionals from all over Europe.
As a BPSA member you are automatically an ordinary member of EPSA and may attend any of their events or participate in any of their projects!
For more information on all of EPSA's opportunities check the website www.EPSA-online.org or click here to contact the BPSA European Officer.
EPSA hosts and advertises many international events, ensuring there is something for everyone; all of whom are welcomed with open arms.
The Autumn Assembly every October and Annual Congress every April, are EPSA's flagship events. Each is a 7 day conference with days packed full of events such as General Assembly, workshops, lectures, sight-seeing tours and the meet-me-fair. There is also a full evening events programme packed with a variety of social events such as the EPSA Gala Dinner and the infamous International Night.
Annual Reception is an event of excellence taking place at the European Parliament in Brussels every year in February or March. This is where EPSA discuss their activities and achievements from the previous year with external bodies such as professional organisations, European institutions, student associations and companies. This is followed by a number of keynote speakers and a round panel discussion on a current topic
Summer University was created to offer students the chance to gain knowledge on a specific pharmacy related topic in a relaxed atmosphere. The Summer University is the perfect combination between a university and a summer holiday, where proportions between education and leisure are perfectly balanced.
EPSA's TWINNET Project is where universities across Europe form Twins, Threens or Quatrinos. This is a student led project where ideally a group of students will get together and contact another university and work towards forming a Twin. Below there is a short outline of how organising a Twin may go. Click to find out more about Twinnet.
EPSA run their own public health campaigns regularly, such as oBIGsity and Rare Disease Day. Check the EPSA website regularly and get in touch with your European Officer for a promotional package to get involved and hold the campaign at your university. Click here to see previous public health campaigns.
An IMP Placement is a paid internship placement project through EPSA’s network, including future key position holders. The project applies to any area of the pharmaceutical field, preferably in Marketing/Regulatory Affairs/Logistics. Each placement can be from 8 weeks to 12 months long, and it can start at any time of the year. The expected salary is about 1,200 Euro per month, though individual agreements can be found. All BPSA members are eligible to apply for an IMP placement.
An EPSA webinar is an online lecture delivered by professionals, where you can connect in real-time with people from health care sectors all over Europe. Webinar platforms allow you to access the slides, interact with the speaker using mood buttons and also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end.
EPSA exists to bring European pharmacy students and their knowledge together across borderlines. The EPSA Science Day serves the aim as a platform for students to share their knowledge from a scientific perspective. Students are enabled to present their research projects through posters and PowerPoint presentations to peers and professionals, simultaneously sharing their knowledge and practicing skills such as preparation and presentation of scientific research. In addition, the Science Day acts as a forum for inspiration and motivation for other students through observation and exchange of experience during the event.
The event is an excellent opportunity to learn and share topics that are studied around Europe, it also simulates professional congresses in its approach, providing a glimpse of how they work and giving valuable experience and practice. Click to find out more about EPSA Science Day.
Training New Trainers is an event that EPSA holds to train pharmacy students to become teachers of elements of pharmacy you may not cover in your degree, such as soft skills or leadership. By becoming a trainer you can then conduct training sessions at EPSA events as an EPSA Trainer.
EPSA distributes a variety of publications ranging from the latest news in EPSA to the latest news in selected pharmaceutical areas.
The EPSA newsletter detailing the latest news in EPSA from its executive, officials and members. Featuring articles from student associations and professional organisations in Europe and an important platform for EPSAs member associations to share important events and news. Read current and past EPSA Newsletters by clicking here.
The EPSA Monthly Dose, formerly known as the EPSA Information Letter, was relaunched in March 2014. It contains the latest news from the association, such as EPSA events and projects that benefit all pharmacy students. Subscribe today to make sure you don’t miss a dose!
After a congress, the conclusions, together with the results of the annual questionnaire and the Statements of Opinion, are published by the outgoing Vice-President. The Activity Booklet constitutes the compilation of all the work that has been done by EPSA on the specific topic of the annual congress. Click here to read the Activity Booklet.
EPSA Science! Monthly is a project that aims to bring science closer to students. Abstracts of student research projects are collected and compiled into a monthly publication that students all over Europe can read and gain inspiration from. Additionally, authors get the opportunity to share their research, hypothesis, ways of tackling scientific obstacles, results and thoughts on the outcome of each scientific project. If you are interested in participating, the post offers the possibility of sending in science news articles you may come upon. Click here to read Science! Monthly.