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Your voice as a student member

A guide to your representation at the CSP, chances to get involved, and keeping in touch.

Get elected! Student elections 2017/2018

'This is your opportunity to be at the cutting edge of decision making for physiotherapists and influence the support the CSP gives it members’

CSP students' officer Jamie Carson

There are six positions available:

  • student representative on CSP Industrial Relations Committee
  • student representative on the Education Committee
  • student representative on the Professional Practice & Service Delivery Committee (PPSD)
  • Wales representative on the Student Executive Committee*
  • Scotland representative on the Student Executive Committee*
  • Northern Ireland representative on the Student Executive Committee*.

*Students applying for one of the country seats on the Student Executive Committee MUST be studying at a university in the country they wish to represent.

All student members can stand for election. Please see below for further information and forms.  The closing date for nominations is 12 noon 20 February 2017.

Karen Middleton welcome to the profession

A quick introduction from CSP chief executive Karen Middleton, welcoming student from across the country to the profession.

Karen includes highlights from her own career and spells out the current vision for UK physiotherapy.

Jamie Carson students' officer

Jamie Carson is the students' officer, representing the interests of all student members:

Get involved become a student rep

Student reps also act as an important interface between you and the Society. The CSP’s Student Rep Charter provides guidance on the role.

Any student member of the CSP can become a rep. The selection process is outlined in the paper 'Get Involved'.

This paper also explains the role of the Student Executive Committee (SEC).

Get organised – join in the CSP trade union

As a student member you can play a role in the CSP trade union and join the fight for the future of the physiotherapy profession.

Read about student2steward, the network for CSP workplace stewards of the future and all students who are passionate about making physio a good profession to work in.

Find out more about the work of activists and representatives in the CSP union.

Getting the most from your membership

The best way to ensure that you have access to the full range of CSP member benefits and can get your voice heard is by completing your online account.

The information provided informs the Society to develop new resources and to influence government/policy makers.

Go to and either create a new account (you’ll need your membership number handy), or sign into your existing account and make sure your details are up to date.

Once you have an account on the site, you will start benefiting from the following communications resources: 

  • The CSP’s weekly Physiotherapy News ebulletin
  • Fully searchable and interactive Frontline magazine and news archives

    You can use this site to give feedback, suggest future content, or share any that you like on Twitter or Facebook 

  • The students’ discussion forum on interactiveCSP where you can put questions to or share experiences with your peers as well as access up-to-date student-specific news and resources.

You can also follow the CSP on Twitter: Follow @thecsp


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