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).
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.
Meet the SRG of 2019/2020
To contact the SRG members, follow them on Twitter (see handlers below) or post onto the Students iCSP forum.
Northern Ireland Officer
Anna Forbes - @AForbesPhysio
Chloe Dooley - @chloedooley99
If you are looking to develop and utilise skills in leadership, communication and team working (amongst others), then a position on the SRG is what you've been waiting for. All CSP student (and associate student) members can apply to join the SRG by completing the application (see below). Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.
Please read through the roles carefully. Where possible, we will recruit two students per role (or combine roles, if applicable) in order to share responsibilities. Once in post, the SRG will self-appoint the student chair and vice chair. To better reflect the nature of the positions, some changes were made to the roles in 2020 in agreement with the current SRG.
Please note: All members of the SRG will have a role in the planning and running of events, in creating content for social media and the CSP website, and in supporting students and student-led societies to engage with campaigns, CPD and networking activities at local and national levels.
SRG roles for 2020/21
Click on the role's title to see more information.
Northern Ireland Officer role:
- Liaise, and increase engagement, between the SRG and students in Northern Ireland to make sure their views are represented
- Work 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
- Encourage students to engage with Northern Irish and UK-wide CSP activities
- Share good practice from Northern Ireland with the SRG and vice versa
Wales Officer role:
- Liaise, and increase engagement, between the SRG and students in Wales to make sure their views are represented
- Work 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
- Encourage students to engage with Welsh and UK-wide CSP activities
- Share good practice from Wales with the SRG and vice versa
Scotland Officer role:
- Liaise, and increase engagement, between the SRG and students in Scotland to make sure their views are represented
- Work 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
- Encourage students to engage with Scottish and UK-wide CSP activities
- Share good practice from Scotland with the SRG and vice versa
Social Media Officer role:
- Manage the CSP’s student social media platforms and takeovers
- Oversee and promote content for the student iCSP networks with opportunities to ensure they meet the needs of CSP student members and student-led societies
- Devise and implement marketing plans for key SRG activities (including events)
- Support student-led physio societies to engage and run campaigns
Equality and Diversity Officer role:
- Raise awareness on wellness, equality and diversity topics relevant to students
- Develop support resources, training programmes and campaigns of wellness, equality and diversity topics in conjunction with the CSP’s Diversity Networks
- Discuss and share resources on wellness, equality and diversity related issues on the iCSP and social media
- Gather insight from students on matters relating to wellness, equality and diversity to inform activities such as Annual Representative Conference (ARC) motions
Learning and Development Officer role:
- Produce and promote education, learning and development related content relevant to students via the CSP website, social media and in publications
- Review and share Continued Professional Development (CPD) resources and opportunities for students
- Gather feedback and insight on students’ development needs
- Lead on the reviewing of society funding bids
Event Officer role:
- Oversee the CSP training delivered to students and student-led physiotherapy societies
- Support students and student-led physiotherapy societies in designing and delivering CPD events
- Promote upcoming events open to students and share feedback and suggestions for student-relevant content.
- Support the development of a webinar series for student members
How to apply to join the Student Reference Group
If interested in a role (or roles), please complete the online application form. Successful candidates will be contacted for a 10-minute interview (conducted over a video or phone call) in late June / early July.
Applications closed on 19 June 2020.
Please note: students who are due to graduate in the summer/autumn of 2020 are not eligible. Instead, find ways to get involved with the CSP as a qualified member.