British Pharmaceutical Students' Association
The parent association of the Medway Pharmacy Students’ Association is the British Pharmaceutical Students' Association (BPSA). The association, founded in 1942, is the only national body that represents pharmacy students and pre-registration trainees. The BPSA aims to promote the interests and welfare of pharmacy students and is official student organisation of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
The BPSA aims to entertain, educate and most of all to represent you and your feelings about pharmacy - both as a university degree and as your future profession. The BPSA organises an impressive range of events and services throughout the year, so there is something for everyone to get involved in.
In recent years, Medway students have become heavily involved in the BPSA, attending many events around the country. In February 2009, Medway Pharmacy Students’ Association hosted its very first BPSA area conference welcoming over 160 Pharmacy students from every corner of the UK. This success was replicated in October 2015 by the MPSA.
BPSA visits the campus each year and students are encouraged to join. The School has funded students to attend annual BPSA events since 2004.
A Medway 1st year student (Allison Coll) won the National Student of the Year Competition in 2006 and represented British Pharmacy Students at an International student conference in Australia as part of the award.
Students are also encouraged to attend local branch meetings of the RPSGB (held in the Medway School of Pharmacy from Sept 2004).
Thinking about becoming a BPSA Representative? Why not see our last year rep’s experience.
For more information on how to get involved, visit the BPSA website.