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Olivia new Learning Disabilities editor

Posted on 21 September 2016

Student Olivia Lindsay-Gould has become the Student Nursing Times editor for Learning Disability Nursing.

Olivia, 25, applied for the role after seeing the advert and was delighted to be offered it.

“I was so shocked to be chosen,” she said. “I’ve never done anything like this before and it’s a great opportunity. It’s been a big confidence boost both in terms of the course and personally.”
She has to write 10 blogs about learning disability nursing and has been canvasing the opinions of fellow students in her Coperative Learning Group group. “It’s made me think about things from a slightly different perspective,” she went on. “My first blog was about work life balance.”

Olivia, who initially began at Health Sciences studying adult nursing, was forced to give up due to family circumstances. She took up the course as soon as she was able but changed to Learning Disability nursing and is now in her final year.

“I love it,” she said. “I’d really like to go on and work with people with brain injuries. The course is great but the support I have received from the teaching staff in York is incomparable.”

To read Olivia’s first blog, click here. Follow her on Twitter @OliviaLindsayG.

A previous Health Sciences’ student Michelle Parker also held the Student Nursing Times editor role for Learning Disability Nursing. She graduated in 2011.