“I’ve met so many new people and learned a lot more about optometry”

Applications to join the AOP’s student representatives for 2023–2024 close on 18 May

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Applications are open for the AOP’s next cohort of student representatives.

The AOP is seeking students to represent the 15 optometry courses at universities in the UK, who will share views and experiences to help develop AOP student initiatives.

Successful applicants will be in their first or second year of study, and be passionate about “developing ideas and initiatives to better protect, support and represent student optometrists.”

Applicants may already be involved in a university optometry society or standing for committee.

During their role, student representatives will attend meetings and events, network with other students, learn from experienced optometrists and work with AOP teams.

Student representatives may also receive events invites, with the opportunity for public speaking if they wish, and contribute to member communications, social media and Optometry Today.

Successful candidates could also be considered for future positions on AOP Council.

The application period is open until 18 May. Interested students are encouraged to complete and submit the AOP student representative application form. See the AOP website for more details.