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).

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 4-6 weeks from August. The majority of the meetings are virtual, with around two in-person meetings (where possible). Additional video calls may be arranged where required and agreed.

SRG roles 

All members of the SRG 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 members also help to review and feedback on CSP resources, guidance and plans.

In addition, 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 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 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

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 Officers

    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

    Learning and Development Officers

    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

    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

    Applications are now closed and will open again in June 2022

     

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