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The Association seeks student members to represent the 12 optometry schools

12 Sep 2018 by John White

The AOP has launched its annual campaign to recruit student representatives from each of the 12 universities across the UK.

The AOP has said that it is looking for enthusiastic, pro-active second optometry students, or third year students at Glasgow Caledonian University. The successful candidates will be closely involved with their optometry society (OPSOC) and possibly on, or standing, for the OPSOC committee.

AOP head of education and OT clinical editor, Dr Ian Beasley, explained that successful candidates can expect to help shape the future of the profession, enhance their learning opportunities, improve their skills and employability, and be part of a passionate team dedicated to improving the optometry profession.

Fahim Zaman, at the University of Hertfordshire, told OT: “Being a rep is an amazing opportunity for anyone wanting to be a part of something that brings about positive change. It gives you the ability to shape the AOP into a platform that benefits all students to help them succeed and become the best in the field.”

The 2018 student representatives are:

  • Helen Croxall, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Shoaib Ilyas, Aston University
  • Alisha Patel, University of Bradford
  • Sophie Morgan, Cardiff University
  • Zaman Sachedina, City, University of London
  • Kerry Toner, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Fahim Zaman, University of Hertfordshire
  • Syeda Fatima, The University of Manchester
  • Chloe McGregor, Plymouth University
  • Raven Sinnathamby, Portsmouth University
  • Shilpa Ramchandani, University of Ulster.

Student candidates are asked to complete a short application form and return it by 15 October to studentreps@aop.org.uk

Read more about being a student rep here

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