University is for all

11th January 2022
By Sianne Chinwuba, #150Leaders alumna They said that universities are open and inclusive for everyone who wishes to further their education and start a new career or progress in their current one. But as we know, there are still difficult issues surrounding the topic of race at universities across the country. Of course, there have […]

#150Leaders show up at 2021 Student Nursing Times Awards!

12th November 2021
The 10th anniversary of the Student Nursing Times Awards, which honour student nurses and midwives, education providers and mentors was held just last week, and we are so very proud of the 150Leaders alumni that were present. Seeing as last year’s awards were held virtually, it was refreshing to see everyone accepting their well-deserved awards […]

What Does Black History Month Mean to Me?

18th October 2021
Chelsea Beckford-Procyk, third year student midwife at the University of Bedfordshire explains what Black History Month means to her. When I look in the mirror, I see several things. I am a woman; I have a gapped tooth smile and I’m black. All these things go towards making me who I am, and I am […]

#150Leaders Podcast Episode 9

15th June 2021
Episode 9 – Transition Simon James, student nurse at Swansea University, speaks to two #150Leaders alumni Pippa Chillman and Zoe Carciente. As Simon prepares for his soon-to-be new role as a registered nurse, he asks Pippa and Zoe about their transition from student to qualified nurse, how the Student Leadership Programme has benefited them in […]

#150Leaders shortlisted for Membership Excellence award

13th June 2021
We’ve been shortlisted for an award!! We are delighted to announce that the Council of Deans of Health has been shortlisted for the memcom Membership Excellence Award for the Student Leadership Programme. The Programme has been shortlisted alongside two other organisations in the category of Best Student Engagement Initiative. The Student Leadership Programme team has […]

#150Leaders Podcast Episode 8

6th April 2021
Episode 8 – A pickle in a burger Nichole Yam, occupational therapist and #150Leaders alumni, interviews Ragen Stevart, Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist and Community Neurology Team OT Clinical Lead at Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. Nichole and Ragen discuss leadership, including preferred leadership styles and imposter syndrome. They also reflect on their experiences […]

#150Leaders Podcast Episode 7

30th March 2021
Episode 7 – Midwives & Motivations In this episode, newly-qualified midwives and #150Leaders alumni Abbie Rich, Mhairi McLellan and Jayne Cardwell explore their time on the Student Leadership Programme and how they have applied the learning to their new roles as midwives in very different geographical areas of the UK. They share their future goals, […]

#150Leaders Podcast Episode 6

9th March 2021
Episode 6 – Learning Disability Nursing #150Leaders Anna Mulvihill and Helen Thompson are both studying learning disability nursing at the University of the West of England, Bristol, and the University of South Wales respectively. In this podcast episode, they compare their journeys into LD nursing, consider some of the misconceptions of what LD nursing is […]

#150Leaders Podcast Episode 5

2nd March 2021
Episode 5 – Ambition #150Leaders alumna Clare Manley is joined by fellow nurse and friend Jessica Sainsbury, former Chair of the RCN Students Committee. In the podcast, they speak about their experiences in starting nursing as a second career, and their thoughts on the words “ambition” and “leadership”. Clare and Jess discuss the power of […]

Additional #150Leaders places for students, supported by HEE

25th February 2021
We’re delighted to announce that, in partnership with Health Education England, the Student Leadership Programme will be able to support an additional five students to be part of the #150Leaders in 2021. The places will be available specifically to allied health students from disciplines including, but not limited to, orthoptics, prosthetics and orthotics, podiatry and […]