The BPSA has an Executive of 19 volunteers, made up of current pharmacy students, pre-registration trainees, and first year qualified Pharmacists. The members of the Executive are elected at the BPSA Annual Conference. In addition to their individual roles, they work together to manage the functions of the BPSA and represent the members of the BPSA.
The Executive exists to listen to and act upon the feedback of our members, it is possible to contact any member of the BPSA Executive using their email address.
The President of the BPSA ensures that the Executive work in a cohesive manner to deliver the services and support its members need. The President works with a number of external organisations to ensure students views are heard and represented in the correct manner.
The Vice President of the BPSA assists the President in achieving the BPSA's overall aims and values by overseeing various tasks undertaken by the Executives. The Vice President is involved in maintaining internal communications within the Executive, and also acts as the main contact point for the BPSA Alumni.
The Treasurer is responsible for managing the costs to the Association and ensuring the BPSA offers value to its members.
The role of the Secretary General is to ensure minutes of the Executive meetings are recorded and archived. Another major role is to compile and publish the Annual Conference booklet and the Annual Reports of the Executive.
The Public Relations Officer works with a wide range of stakeholders and develops sponsorship opportunities with external organisations. The Public Relations Officer also represents the Association at external events and in the media.
As the BPSA's official contact person to the European Pharmaceutical Students' Association the role of the European Officer is to promote EPSA activities and ensure BPSA is represented on a European level.
The IT Officer manages the main BPSA website and the Annual Conference website. Alongside this they ensure technology is available to the Executive when they need it, such as emails and presentations.
The BPSA Student Exchange Officer also acts as the official contact person to the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation. They also coordinate the Student Exchange Programme within the UK.
As the dedicated officer for preregistration trainee pharmacists the Graduate Officer acts as a central contact point for trainees. Their role is to also organise events for trainees and ensure the publication and distribution of the Graduate Link magazine.
The Publications Officer produces two key publications for the BPSA. These are the monthly electronic newsletter, Get Involved!, and the bi-annual printed magazine, Future Pharmacist.
The Education Development Officer is responsible for managing the Professional Development Scheme and supporting the development of the Pre-Foundation programme. The Pre-Foundation programme is being developed in collaboration with the RPS to complement and align to continuing professional development much in the same way that the Foundation programme runs for post registration pharmacists.
The Northern Area Coordinator is responsible for organising Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Northern Area.
The Pennine Area Coordinator is responsible for organising Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Pennine Area.
The Southern Area Coordinator is responsible for organising Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Southern Area.
The Western Area Coordinator is responsible for organising two Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Western Area.
The Eastern Area Coordinator is responsible for organising Area Conferences and coordinating the BPSA Representatives across the Eastern Area.
The Annual Conference Organisers are responsible for hosting the flagship event of the BPSA - Annual Conference. Their role involves booking venues and accommodation, organising day events and social evenings, and promoting the conference to BPSA members.
The Competitions Coordinator is responsible for managing and promoting the various competitions and awards. They are the main point of contact for external organisations involved with the various competitions.