PDA Students

  • Student e-newsletter – April 2021

    Thu 22nd April 2021 The PDA

    In this edition, read first-hand accounts of how MPharm students across the UK are coping with studying during a global pandemic.  

  • What I’ve found out talking to pharmacy students

    Thu 22nd April 2021 The PDA

    The PDA is committed to supporting members throughout their journey to becoming qualified pharmacists. As part of this work, the PDA regularly listen to the concerns of pharmacy students in order to offer them help and support. Hannah Baker is currently working with the PDA as a Student Recruitment Assistant and shares her journey of speaking to first-year students to gain an understanding of their needs. 

  • How the coronavirus crisis has impacted on pharmacy students – part 6

    Wed 21st April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Jay Patel recalls how last year, while in his third year at university, he worked at an independent pharmacy to support staff and patients during the pandemic. Jay goes on to voice his concerns for fellow students and shares his views on the importance of community pharmacy. 

  • Adjusting to blended learning: A day in the life of a first year MPharm student

    Wed 21st April 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, first-year MPharm student Caroline Matthew shares her 'day in the life' experience of adjusting to life as a pharmacy student during a global pandemic.  

  • Useful tips and helpful learning techniques for the OSCEs

    Wed 21st April 2021 The PDA

    As future pharmacists, it is important that we develop our communication skills. This includes verbal and non-verbal communication. During our pharmacy degree, we have classes and exams to practise and see where we can improve. Whether working in a hospital, community, GP, or practising in class, how we communicate helps us to properly consult. It also affects the trust that patients and other healthcare providers have in us.  

  • PDA call on employers to support exam candidates once results are announced

    Sun 18th April 2021 The PDA

    The GPhC have confirmed that provisionally registered pharmacists who do not pass their assessment will be removed from the register at 09:00am on Thursday 29th April 2021.  

  • PDA hosts student members webinar

    Thu 1st April 2021 The PDA

    In response to student member concerns about wanting to develop a greater understanding of the opportunities and experiences of pre-reg placements and working as a pharmacist in different settings, the PDA recently held an online student member event titled 'Life as a pharmacist: What to expect in your pharmacy career.'  

  • GPhC extend Provisional Registrant arrangements until 2022 and delay this year’s Summer exam dates

    Fri 12th March 2021 The PDA

    The GPhC has announced that they are extending the provisional registrant arrangements until January 2022, and due to an associated delay to the Summer registration exam date, any of the current (20-21) cohort of pre-registration trainees wishing to practice from 1 August will now have to also become provisional registrants until the results are released and they are eligible to join the pharmacist register.    

  • Governments across the UK announce additional funds to support students experiencing hardship as a result of the pandemic

    Thu 4th February 2021 The PDA

    The PDA welcomes news of government funding being introduced across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to help students who have been impacted financially by the Covid-19 pandemic, however, highlights the need for further funding to support access to mental health and well-being services for all young people. 

  • Student e-newsletter – January 2021

    Thu 28th January 2021 The PDA

    In this issue, we hear from students on juggling university deadlines amidst a global pandemic and how they have overcome obstacles while studying from home. We also have some interesting student-related stories, a message on the importance of following the lockdown rules, and share how you can become a PDA Student Rep.  

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