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Student Festival | Preparing You For Success

26 January, 2021

Join us for our inaugural virtual festival for SoR student members, taking place across the month of February.

Not a member of the SoR yet? To find out more, click here to become a member today!

The theme is ‘The Future’, focusing on how we can prepare you for success in your studies and career. We have a jam-packed programme featuring live webinars, videos, podcasts, social takeovers, articles and opinion pieces plus some fun fringe events (Disco Yoga anyone?), that has been developed in collaboration with the SoR UK Student Representative Forum.

Click here to view the full programme.

Festival Programme

Visit the members' hub page to book your sessions and view past session recordings on-demand.

Week 1

Student Room: Open Wellbeing Session
Monday 1 February
19:00-20:30

Received Your Membership Welcome Letter? What’s Next?
Wednesday 3 February
12:00-13:00
Join us for a demo on how to register on our website and get your questions answered! Please email conferences@sor.org to receive the login details for this drop-in session.

Leaning into Leadership
Thursday 4 February
19:00-20:00
This session is a celebration of student leadership. Come along and listen to the stories and experiences shared by students and new graduate radiographers, as they display leadership at all levels, from first year through to new graduate. With members of the SoR UK Student Representative Forum, '#150Leaders' alumni, and 2019 UK Student Radiographer of the Year, we will be discussing the concept of leadership and its impact on you, and those around you. There is a leader in everyone, and this session will explore this through storytelling, informal conversation, and Q&A.

Week 2

Dissecting Dissertations
Tuesday 9 February
19:00-20:00
This session is designed to go through what to expect, how to manage and how to cope with the scary-sounding final year dissertation. Our helpful panel are here to offer advice and tips and to answer questions about this anxiety-inducing topic.

Drop-In: Making the Most of Your SoR Student Membership for 1st years
Wednesday 10 February 
12:00-13:00
This drop-in session is available for SoR student members and non-members. Please email conferences@sor.org to receive the login details for this drop-in session.

How to Be A Leader in Promoting Your Profession
Thursday 11 February
12:00-13:00
Do you want to work with enthusiastic, motivated therapeutic and diagnostic radiographers? Do you sometimes feel you don’t have a voice? Do you want to make a positive impact on your patients, their friends, families or carers? If you’d like to find out more, join this fun interactive session.

Fringe Session: Disco Yoga
Thursday 11 February
18:00-19:15
Disco Yoga® will get you moving, dancing, laughing, chatting and connecting. This virtual class combines yoga, disco music and a place to chat and get connected with other like-minded students.

Week 3

Student Room: Open Wellbeing Session
Monday 15 February
19:00-20:30

Drop-In: Making the Most of Your SoR Student Membership for 2nd years
Wednesday 17 February
12:00-13:00
This drop-in session is available for SoR student members and non-members. Please email conferences@sor.org to receive the login details for this drop-in session.

Enhancing Your Employability and Preparation for Practice
Wednesday 17 February
19:00-20:00
Confused about how to write an effective personal statement, nail an interview, or set career goals? This session will give you a wealth of information about preparing for qualification, improving your employability and developing your profile as a diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer. It will provide inspiration and motivation, with practical tips and case studies for everyone to realise their career ambitions and some ideas on how you too can get involved in promoting the profession and inspiring the future workforce.

Fringe Session: University of Leeds
Thursday 18 February
19:00-20:00
This fringe session is being organised by a group of BSc Diagnostic Radiography students at the University of Leeds.

Week 4

Using e-LfH to Enhance Your Learning
Tuesday 23 February
12:00-13:00
This session will explore the e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) Clinical Imaging programme. It will begin with a walkthrough of the e-LfH platform with information on how to access the site and an update on the Clinical Imaging programme. The second part will involve a demonstration of a session showing the interactivity, animations and evaluation sections and discussing how this can all be used to enhance your learning both now and post qualification.

Window to the Forum: SoR UK Student Representative Forum Open Meeting
Tuesday 23 February
19:00-20:30
The SoR UK Student Representative Forum would like to extend an invitation to all students to attend an open Forum meeting. Why not come along and learn more about student representation, and our work to improve the student experience across the UK?

Drop-In: Making the Most of Your SoR Student Membership for 2rd and 4th years
Wednesday 24 February
12:00-13:00
This drop-in session is available for SoR student members and non-members. Please email conferences@sor.org to receive the login details for this drop-in session.

Confidence in the Workplace
Wednesday 24 February
19:00-20:00
All the hard work, stressful exams, and many hours on placement have finally paid off and you’re preparing to take on your first post as a practising radiographer. This session will cover how to prepare for this role and how to navigate your first few months as a newly qualified radiographer. We will discuss building your confidence, fitting into your team, preceptorship, where to go for support and information, and will be happy to answer any questions you have about starting an exciting career in radiography.

Fringe Session: Disco Yoga
Thursday 25 February
18:00-19:15
Disco Yoga® will get you moving, dancing, laughing, chatting and connecting. This virtual class combines yoga, disco music and a place to chat and get connected with other like-minded students. 

Click here to access the members’ hub page to book your sessions. To learn more about the speakers taking part in the festival sessions, see our speakers page.

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
 

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