Nursing student gains place on Council of Deans Student Leadership Programme

Posted on 4 March 2019

Second year adult MNursing student, Morgan Hopkins has recently been offered a place on the Council of Dean’s Student Leadership Programme.

The scheme is designed to promote and develop leadership skills in future healthcare professionals from nursing to physiotherapy students. The programme has a mix of teaching styles, networking events across the UK with other members of the cohort and individual meetings with an allocated coach.

Morgan says: “I’m really looking forward to being involved in this project and can’t wait to get started on the programme. Currently I have only been part of their online discussions on Facebook, however I’m excited for the welcome event in March where I will meet the other 49 members of the 2019 cohort.

“I’m very much looking forward to becoming a graduate of this programme as hopefully I will have:

  • built strong networks and relations with people across the sector
  • a better understanding of my strengths and improve on them
  • fresh knowledge of the variety of leadership styles.”

He continues: “I’m hoping for this to be an incredibly helpful and insightful experience as even if don’t take my career into a leadership role, I’ll have a better awareness of how to work within a multidisciplinary team.

I also want to be able to share my experience with other people so go ahead and give my Twitter account @hopskiki a follow for updates of things I get up to throughout this programme as well as my course.”

Professor Paul Galdas, Professor of Nursing and Deputy Head of Department (Nursing and Midwifery) said: "I am delighted that Morgan has been accepted on to this programme. The scheme is an excellent way to develop high level teamwork and leadership skills which are critical to the success of the next generation of nurses and for the future of healthcare.

"I know that Morgan will enjoy the experience and will learn a great deal from being involved. I wish him every success and look forward to hearing how he is progressing."