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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.

  • Northern Ireland Healthcare Award Winners 2023 revealed

    Thu 4th May 2023 The PDA

    The NI Healthcare Awards took place last week Thursday (27 April) to showcase the talent and triumphs of the region’s leading healthcare professionals. Now in its 24th year, the annual ceremony celebrates the extraordinary healthcare initiatives being delivered throughout the last 12 months. 

  • Students, start your own ‘Medicines to Ukraine’ campaign at your university

    Wed 15th March 2023 The PDA

    PDA Student Rep, Nonyelum Anigbo talks about a unique opportunity for pharmacy students to get involved with the worldwide humanitarian campaign 'Medicines to Ukraine' and to develop and demonstrate transferable skills like leadership, project management, and advocacy along the way. 

  • Pharmacy students, sign up to the ACTNow campaign this University Mental Health Day

    Wed 8th March 2023 The PDA

    To coincide with University Mental Health Day on 9 March, the PDA’s charity partners Pharmacist Support are running their annual ACTNow campaign for pharmacy students.  

  • PDA student members have the opportunity to represent UK pharmacy at an international event

    Thu 9th February 2023 The PDA

    Student members of the Pharmacists’ Defence Association (PDA) have the chance to participate in a trip to Norway or Australia as part of PDA delegations to an international congress. 

  • Student Newsletter – January 2023

    Fri 27th January 2023 The PDA

    In this edition, read about upcoming PDA activities and events and the PDA’s presence at the GFTU’s Young Members Development Weekend. Also, read about the winner of the Welsh Pharmacy Student Leadership Award and their pharmacy journey. 

  • PDA Student Reps in action, the GFTU Young Members Development Weekend

    Tue 24th January 2023 The PDA

    Noni Anigbo is a 3rd year pharmacy student at Keele University and a PDA Student Rep. In November they attended the General Federation of Trade Unions (GFTU) Young Member’s Development Weekend and has since reflected on their experience. 

  • PDA attends GFTU Young Members Development Weekend

    Thu 22nd December 2022 The PDA

    PDA Student Reps and staff attended the GFTU Young Members Development Weekend to learn essential skills for activists, network with other young members, and bring new ideas back to the PDA.  

  • An award-winning pharmacy student’s commitment to helping other students

    Mon 5th December 2022 The PDA

    The PDA recently caught up with Harvey John, the winner of the Welsh Pharmacy Student Leadership Award, to highlight his inspirational dedication to his studies and his fellow students. 

  • Student Newsletter – November 2022

    Fri 25th November 2022 The PDA

    In this edition, read about Pharmacist Support’s new grants portal and ways you can de-stress during your MPharm. Also, one PDA student member shares their experience of repeat prescriptions while working in a community pharmacy. 

  • Taking the Stress out of Exams

    Fri 11th November 2022 The PDA

    Especially for PDA student members who have exams coming up, the PDA is hosting a ‘Taking the Stress out of Exams’ course as part of the PDA’s commitment to supporting pharmacy students. 

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