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: