Student Reference Group (SRG)

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

We are looking for our next Wales Student Officer!

If you would like to help represent students at the CSP,  work with us on a variety of professional and educational projects and help connect student physiotherapists in Wales and across the UK you can apply for the position of the SRG Wales Officer. You will work with a group of 11 other Student Reference Group Officers and will be supported by previous SRG Officers, the honorary SRG president who sits on the CSP council, our CSP Student Officers and other CSP staff members as you develop leadership skills, organisational knowledge and a network of helpful professionals.

SRG Officer activity requires approximately 1 - 3 hours per week of your time, including preparation for and attending meetings and events. You may be invited to more extensive conferences and events, (eg. the Annual Representative Conference) which is an excellent opportunity to gain confidence in meeting and speaking with others in the physiotherapy community. 

Your term as a Student Reference Group Officer will usually last from August 2022 - August 2023. Students in cohorts that do not start and end in line with the traditional academic year are welcome. .

Applications are now open and close on Wednesday 20th July at 17:00.

The first stage of recruitment is completed via an anonymised application form

After shortlisting we expect to hold interviews via Zoom week beginning 1st August 2022. The successful candidate may be asked to attend a training day in London the following week (expenses paid). 

Please read the information below and email studentenquiries@csp.org.uk with any queries, including requests for any access needs you may have.

What the Student Reference Group do

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 co-chaired this year by student members Bex and Emma B, 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 4-6 weeks from August. The majority of meetings are virtual, with up to two in-person meetings per year (where possible). Additional video calls may be arranged where required and agreed and SRG Officers may attend or host other events. 

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SRG roles 

While the SRG Officers work closely as a group, each member has their own role (listed below). Click on the role's title to see more information.

Northern Ireland Officer

Role duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Liaising, and increasing engagement, between the SRG and students in Northern Ireland to ensure 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 Officer

Role duties include (but are not limited to):

  • 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 (X2)

Role duties include (but are not limited to):

  • 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

Role duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Helping to manage 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

    Equity, Diversity and Belonging (EDB) Officers (X3)

    Role duties include (but are not limited to):

    • 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
    • Supporting the CSP's Equity, Diveristy and Belonging aims and objectives.

    Learning and Development Officers (X2)

    Role duties include (but are not limited to):

    • 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 (X2)

    Role duties include (but are not limited to):

    • Supporting the planning, promotion and hosting of webinars and Instagram Lives for student members
    • Supporting the planning and promotion of events that bring together student-led physiotherapy societies
    • Supporting students and student-led physiotherapy societies in designing and delivering CPD events
    • Sharing upcoming events open to students and share feedback and suggestions for student-relevant content.

       

    Apply to join the Student Reference Group as Wales Officer

    Contact the Student Reference Group

    You can email studentenquiries@csp.org.uk with questions or suggestions for the SRG. You can also contact us directly via Instagram and Twitter

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