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Registration for PDA Education Summer School is now open!

PDA Education has launched a summer school programme which PDA members can now register for. The programme launches with an all-members workshop which then runs over through August and September.

Fri 22nd July 2022 The PDA

Your rights at work: A workshop for PDA members

Date: Wednesday 27 July 2022
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Why is it important to know your rights? Where do you get information about your rights? How does the PDA support you with your rights at work? This interactive workshop will help members to understand more. Register here.

Online learning courses: These courses all run from 1 August 2022 – 30 September 2022

Being a Mentor

The support provided by mentors ranges from advice on the trainee year to career development and even just being there as someone to talk to during tough times. Many can probably identify the specific ways in which they influenced your life and career. This programme will help members to ensure that they too can be a positive influence. Register here

Mental Health Awareness

Poor mental health can have a negative impact on work and private lives. This course will help members to better understand mental health conditions, how to recognise work-related stress and how, together, improvements on mental health can be made in the workplace. Register here

Taking the Stress out of Exams

Preparing for examinations can be extremely stressful. In order to approach exams in a positive and healthy way, it is important to be aware of two key elements: why you are taking exams in relation to your career journey in pharmacy, and secondly, knowing that you do have some control over the process. This course for PDA student members will help them learn how to better manage this. Register here

PDA Reps Induction

This induction course for all PDA Reps and Committee members will help members to find out more about the PDA and how they can work with other members to make improvements and resolve issues in the workplace. Members will also learn some tips on how they can feel more confident in talking to pharmacists about joining the PDA. This is the first step in a PDA Rep’s development.

Those who want to find out more or are interested in becoming a PDA Rep then please click here.


Not yet a PDA member?

If you have not yet joined the PDA, we encourage you to join today and ask your colleagues to do the same.

Membership is FREE to pharmacy students, trainee pharmacists and for the first three months of being newly qualified.


Read about our key member benefits here.



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