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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