PDA Students

We understand that throughout your degree, you work hard to achieve your goals, with many of you preparing for exams and submitting coursework all alongside working in various pharmacy settings in the evenings and at weekends.

We recognise this commitment to the profession and work to ensure that you have the protections, support and encouragement to achieve success.

The PDA is committed to supporting you throughout your journey to becoming a qualified pharmacist. The views you share with us and the issues of concern to you are of importance both because you are the profession of tomorrow and because you already matter today.

PDA membership is free to pharmacy students and pre-regs. If you have not yet joined, we encourage you to join today and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

Join today for free

Find out what you get for your FREE membership here.

Have your say on the issues that matter

Your views are important to us, the PDA team attend university career days and deliver lectures, seminars and workshops for students across the UK not only to share information about the PDA but also to learn about the issues affecting you. On your behalf and with your help, we will work tirelessly to continue to campaign for change and raise the profile of the profession and represent your interests.

Get involved

Along with becoming a PDA member for free, you also have the opportunity to become a PDA Student Rep and play a key role in supporting student members and shaping the future of pharmacy.

Find out more about how you can get involved and become a PDA Student Rep here.

If you are a fourth-year pharmacy student, you will soon be interested in visiting our pre-reg web page where you can find everything you need to support you in your pre-reg year.

Download our student flyer

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  • 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.  

  • Keeping on track: A pharmacy students’ advice on how to stay focused during a pandemic

    Sun 24th January 2021 The PDA

    In our latest member voice article, Anjuli Bali, a third year MPharm Student at the University of Huddersfield shares her experience of struggling to study from home and how she overcame her obstacles. Anjuli also details how being a PDA Student Rep has helped her to find her voice and shares what support is available to fellow students. 

  • Welsh Pharmacy Awards 2020 Winners Revealed

    Thu 10th December 2020 The PDA

    The Welsh Pharmacy Awards took place virtually yesterday to pay tribute to a number of the sector’s notable trailblazers, and the positive impact they have forged for the benefit of their patients and peers. The PDA was delighted to once again sponsor the Student Leadership category of the awards. 

  • GPhC exam dates announced for 19/20 pre-reg cohort and resitters

    Mon 30th November 2020 The PDA

    The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) have announced two dates for the pre-reg exam in March 2021, which for the first time ever will be undertaken on-line. 

  • Scottish Pharmacy Awards 2020 Winners Revealed

    Thu 26th November 2020 The PDA

    The Scottish Pharmacy Awards took place virtually last night to pay tribute to a number of the sector’s notable trailblazers, and the positive impact they have forged for the benefit of their patients and peers. The PDA was delighted to once again sponsor the Student Leadership category of the awards. 

  • Student e-newsletter – November 2020

    Thu 5th November 2020 The PDA

    In this issue, we hear from students on how they have overcome obstacles while studying during a global pandemic. We also have some top tips for studying from home, highlight some recent student-related stories and share how you can become a PDA Student Rep. 

  • COVID-19 security for university students

    Wed 14th October 2020 The PDA

    PDA student members and reps have been sharing their challenges and experiences of the new university term as we all face a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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