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Calling all School of Health Sciences students – Your Union Needs You!

Lectures, exams, coursework, night shifts, long, demanding placement weeks and reduced holidays… it’s a pretty crazy life as an School of Health Science (SHS) student, but check out why you should apply to run as the SHS School Representative Officer (SRO).


1. You Care.

You didn’t choose the easiest of professions and you also didn’t choose the most well payed profession, but you did choose to study a health related course because you care about people and you want to make a difference. Whether you're an adult, child or mental health nurse, you are working with people who need your help to get through a potentially difficult time.

The world and more specifically, City’s student body, needs more people like you and these caring characteristics. SHS students need a representative to carry their views and opinions forward in the Union and across the University. We need YOU.


2. It requires very little time.

I know what you’re thinking – ‘this is what they all say’. But it’s true, being the SHS SRO requires only 4 hours of commitment a week. That’s it. Don’t believe me? Check out the role description. And look, if you are away on placement, we will of course understand if you are unable to attend a meeting or whatever, we just need to make sure that the SHS student voice is heard.


3. Be the one who changes things for future SHS students.

It can be difficult for SHS students to engage on student activity because of placements, but imagine if you were the one to change this so SHS students can participate. By being an SRO, you will be in an idea position to drive any campaign you may wish to pursue. Be the change you want to see.


4. Who knows where the position could lead to.

The subject you study at university can consume your life, so it’s important to maintain other interests and hobbies outside of your course. Working as SRO you will experience a wide array of activities from campaigning and event planning to networking events and award ceremonies. So whilst you may be set on a career right now, it’s always great to have experience in another area because you never know where it may lead.


5. It gives you the upper hand to kick start you career.

No matter how set you are on your career, being in a leadership position in the Students' Union will unquestionably assist your career. Employers love well rounded individuals and by becoming a part time SRO, you will demonstrate other interests outside of your studies but also the qualities that make a great leader. These include: communication, teamwork, advocacy, problem solving, the ability to manage several projects at once and the power to bring about positive change. The skills just listed sound like the same skills required to become a successful nurse. It's a win - win!


Don’t hesitate, nominate yourself today.

*Nominations close on 16/02/2020 at 11:59pm. 



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