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Student reps

Our student representativies give younger members a platform to shape the future of optometry

Our student representatives ensure that our student members’ interests are addressed at a local and national level. As part of their role at the AOP, student representatives perform the following duties:

  • Getting involved in planning, contributing to and shaping the AOP
  • Exploring how the AOP offers student support and benefits
  • Helping develop student initiatives
  • Attending and assisting at AOP student events
  • Contributing to student communications, such as social media and in our journal Optometry Today (OT)

2017 AOP student representatives

  • Haimisha Parekh, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Aaisha Anwar,  Aston University
  • Iqra Karim, University of Bradford
  • Kirsten Wilson, Cardiff University
  • Zaman Sachedina, City University London
  • Daniel Innes, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Nayan Pankhania, University of Hertfordshire
  • Emma Clarke, University of Manchester
  • Helen Rixson, Plymouth University
  • Raven Sinnathamby, University of Portsmouth
  • Patrick Creber, Ulster University

To find out how else we represent your needs and provide membership that really makes a difference, read AOP structure.