Luke McRoy-Jones

Health Professions


In my first year, I was a Course Representative for the BSc (Hons) Optometry programme. During this time, I introduced new ways for students to contribute ideas and give feedback to the programme team, notably in the form of electronic and anonymous data collection. This meant that Staff-Student Liaison Meetings were relevant to a range of students’ concerns and as a result, many positive changes to the programme were implemented. During my second year, I served as the President of our Optometry Society (OpSoc). Being the exclusive society for optometry students, the society represents 200 students and I was responsible for leading the committee to deliver a range of events to work towards the society’s main aim of enhancing the student experience.

More recently, I’ve joined our leading professional organisation, the Association of Optometrists, as a Council Member and a Policy Committee member and as such, I contribute to policy and AOP initiatives at a national level.

As a School Representative for the School of Health Professions, I will:

  • Work with the School’s Course Representatives to recognise good practice of engaging students and collecting feedback. Ultimately, this will allow programmes to implement changes, while providing a consistent approach across the school.
  • Work closely with programme teams to ensure changes occur within individual programmes, but programmes also have the opportunity to feed into changes at a School level.
  • Ensure students are listened to and are involved as much as possible with the design of ‘Intercity Place’, the new home of the School of Health Professions, which was recently approved.
  • Work with UPSU to ensure current provisions at PAHC are upheld and the SU is accessible for students studying off campus.

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