We are delighted to announce that Student Leadership Programme alumna Raluca Vagner has been appointed as a trustee of the Council of Deans of Health.
Raluca participated in the first cohort of the Student Leadership Programme in 2017, and in that time has gone on to graduate from Oxford Brookes University with a distinction and achieve 100% in her dissertation. Alongside her studies and work as an Intensive Care Unit Nurse at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, she is committed to supporting her peers and patients, including leading a thorough evaluation of the Student Leadership Programme for the benefit of future students, setting up the digital platform Stumped! to support people with limb loss and has been engaged in the national NHS People Plan advisory group. She was also awarded the Student Leadership Programme Digital and Innovation Award in 2018.
Raluca shares her thoughts on being selected as a trustee on the new board:
“I am delighted to be appointed as one of the Council of Deans of Health’s Trustees. I am grateful to the Council for this chance to impact and influence the future of our healthcare professions. As a front-line worker in intensive care nursing, my experiences and views complement those of the other trustees and together we will ensure the Council best represents its members and continues to successfully support healthcare students whilst exploring new national and international collaborations.”
The Council of Deans of Health, which organise and co-fund the Student Leadership Programme, are delighted to have Raluca involved as one of the organisation’s first trustees following its move to charitable status. Executive Director Dr Katerina Kolyva said:
“We have seen Raluca flourish since being part of the Student Leadership Programme. She is pro-active and driven to make a positive change in all areas in which she works, and is committed to supporting others, patients and peers alike. Raluca will be a great asset to our trustee board.”