Student Reference Group (SRG)

The Student Reference Group (SRG) is a group of 12 student members who volunteer their time to promote the views of student members within the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

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On behalf of student members, the SRG discusses issues affecting physiotherapy students to inform and influence the CSP’s work. They do this by providing a link between student members and the CSP’s Council and Committees as well as its staff and networks. The group is chaired by a student member, supported by the SRG’s Honorary President and CSP staff. The SRG also run, support and promote activities involving student members.

SRG members hold their positions for one year and meet every 6-8 weeks from August. Meetings alternate between video calls and face-to-face meetings at the CSP’s London headquarters. Additional video calls may be arranged where required and agreed.

  • To follow what the SRG are doing, and to find out about the latest student activities and opportunities, subscribe to the Students iCSP forum (and opt to 'Get Emails').
     

Meet the SRG of 2020/2021 (starting September 2020)

Northern Ireland Officer: 

Hannah O'Neill (Ulster University)

Role duties: 

  • Liaising, and increasing engagement, between the SRG and students in Northern Ireland to make sure their views are represented
  • Working with the student representative sitting on the CSP Northern Ireland Country Board and CSP Northern Ireland Office to identify opportunities and challenges and explore ways of overcoming them
  • Encouraging students to engage with Northern Irish and UK-wide CSP activities
  • Sharing good practice from Northern Ireland with the SRG and vice versa

Wales Officers:

Esther Adikpe  (Cardiff University)
Iwan Davies (Wrexham Glyndwr University)

Role duties: 

  • Liaising, and increasing engagement, between the SRG and students in Wales to make sure their views are represented
  • Working with the student representative sitting on the CSP Wales Country Board and CSP Welsh Office to identify opportunities and challenges and explore ways of overcoming them
  • Encouraging students to engage with Welsh and UK-wide CSP activities
  • Sharing good practice from Wales with the SRG and vice versa

Scotland Officers:

Julia Roth (Robert Gordon University)
Connor Hamilton (Robert Gordon University)

Role duties: 

  • Liaising, and increasing engagement, between the SRG and students in Scotland to make sure their views are represented
  • Working with the student representative sitting on the CSP Scotland Country Board and CSP  Scottish Office to identify opportunities and challenges and explore ways of overcoming them
  • Encouraging students to engage with Scottish and UK-wide CSP activities
  • Sharing good practice from Scotland with the SRG and vice versa

Social Media Officer:

Alan Mak (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Role duties:

  • Managing the CSP’s student social media platforms and takeovers
  • Overseeing and promoting content for the student iCSP networks with opportunities to ensure they meet the needs of CSP student members and student-led societies
  • Devising and implementing marketing plans for key SRG activities (including events)
  • Supporting student-led physio societies to engage and run campaigns

    Equality and Diversity Officers:

    Kieron Parkinson (University of Winchester)
    Martin Smith (University of Brighton)

    Role duties:

    • Raising awareness on wellness, equality and diversity topics relevant to students
    • Developing support resources, training programmes and campaigns of wellness, equality and diversity topics in conjunction with the CSP’s Diversity Networks
    • Discussing and sharing resources on wellness, equality and diversity related issues on the iCSP and social media
    • Gathering insight from students on matters relating to wellness, equality and diversity to inform activities such as Annual Representative Conference (ARC) motions

    Learning and Development Officers:

    David Cabrini-Back (Bournemouth University)
    Bea Birch (University of Birmingham)

    Role duties:

    • Producing and promoting education, learning and development related content relevant to students via the CSP website, social media and in publications
    • Reviewing and sharing Continued Professional Development (CPD) resources and opportunities for students
    • Gathering feedback and insight on students’ development needs
    • Leading on the reviewing of society funding bids

    Event Officers:

    Leesha Naisbitt (University of Huddersfield)
    Rebecca Kay  (Birmingham City University)

    Role duties:

    • Overseeing the CSP training delivered to students and student-led physiotherapy societies
    • Supporting students and student-led physiotherapy societies in designing and delivering CPD events
    • Promoting upcoming events open to students and share feedback and suggestions for student-relevant content.
    • Supporting the development of a webinar series for student members

       

     

    Applications for the Student Reference Group will open again in June 2021.

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