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What types of activity can you get involved in?

There are a broad range of activities that Forum members get involved with. All group members are invited to the Forum meeting, and depending on your interests you may be invited to take part in other activities.  

Forum meetings

We hold a twice yearly Forum meeting. All SUCI Forum members and people who are interested in becoming a Forum member are welcome to attend. At a Forum meeting there will be: 

  • chance to learn more about the Forum 
  • meet other members, students and teaching staff  
  • lots of discussion and opportunity to contribute your ideas about what is important in health professions education, and to share your views and experience.  

Meetings are sometimes held online and sometimes in-person on campus at the University of York.  Support is available to join an online meeting if this is new to you. When the meeting is in-person there will always be tea and cake, and the meeting will take place in an accessible room. 

Designing and developing programmes

Forum members contribute to the design and development of our programmes. This includes:

  • participating in consultation events about the content of new programmes
  • working alongside programme teams to develop educational resources and student activities
  • contributing to reviewing current programmes.

Contribute to teaching and assessment of students

Students really value teaching sessions where service users and carers speak about their experiences of an illness or healthcare situation. SUCI Forum members contribute to this in a range of ways including: 

  • writing about your experience as a way to trigger discussion
  • working with small groups of students in seminars
  • contributing to simulated learning activities
  • talking to groups of students in a lecture setting.

Forum members work with a member of the teaching teams to develop any session that they are involved with.    

Recruitment of students

The Department of Health Sciences runs a range of programmes, each recruiting students in different ways. Forum members interested in taking part in student recruitment could be involved in a variety of ways such as:

  • taking part in interviews
  • joining workshop style activities
  • talking to prospective students on selection days.

Training and support is provided for any forum members interested in taking part in the recruitment activities.