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Student Representative Forum

The UK SoR Student Representative Forum is an active group of students, representing both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography courses all around the UK.

Through events, campaigns and regional engagement, the forum aims to amplify the student voice and to focus on the issues that really matter to you. With the student experience at the forefront of all our work, we work consistently to support students through their studies, providing guidance and advice during placement and examination periods.

Most of all, the student forum provides a community hub and central contact for those beginning their radiography journey, and aims to ease the transition into qualification by improving confidence and wellbeing through increasing access to and awareness of SoR resources.

Student Representative Forum Leadership Team 2020/2021 

The student forum is currently led by:

  • Elise Woodbridge-Colella - Chair 
  • Charlotte Barker - Vice-Chair
  • Chloe Altham - Secretary 
  • Ben Potts - Communications Officer

We are always looking for new members and welcome interest from all educational pathways, including undergraduate, pre-registration MSc and apprenticeship routes.If you would like more information on becoming a student rep, please register your interest here, or by emailing: students@sor.org

We look forward to welcoming you on board!

Chair
Elise Woodbridge-Colella

Elise is a final-year Therapeutic Radiography student at Hertfordshire university.

She is passionate about improving AHP student experience, and through membership of the Council of Deans #150leaders 2020 cohort, she is involved in many exciting focus groups and talks, particularly about Covid-19's impact on training experience.

Elise says ‘I am delighted to extend this by joining the forum, helping us enjoy the journey to excellence in care. I am looking forward to helping continue the forum's work!

Vice-Chair
Charlotte Barker

Charlotte is a final-year Diagnostic Radiography student studying at Bangor University.

She became a student representative towards the end of 2019 as she is passionate about the student voice and helping other students.

Charlotte did not pursue a Radiography career as a school leaver even though she knew that she wanted to be a Radiographer. Instead she worked in an administration role for the NHS where Charlotte was able to acquire communication skills that would be invaluable in her new role.

She then began her journey to become a Diagnostic Radiographer and has not looked back since starting the course. ‘I enjoy every aspect of radiography and the challenges it brings’.

Secretary
Chloe Altham

Chloe is a final-year Diagnostic Radiography Student at Bangor University.

She came into Radiography as a mature student, having worked for many years in a varied career that she enjoyed greatly. During this time, Chloe obtained a Law Degree, when working in the HR field, a role she enjoyed for over 10 years. 

After a long time working in HR, Chloe decided that the time was right for a change, and Diagnostic Radiography is her new chosen career, one for which she is passionate about.  Chloe really enjoys the diversity of diagnostic radiography and is excited to see what opportunities await her in her new chosen career. 

Chloe enjoys helping other students and is happy that her role within the SoR Student Forum has given her the opportunity to do this further.

 

Communications Officer
Ben Potts

Ben Potts is a 1st year diagnostic radiography student studying at Birmingham City University.

He was previously a music technology academic, graduating with a PhD in 2018 after gaining a scholarship in computer music composition. He has also completed an MSc in audiology, which gave him some insight into the clinical field.

However, the mix of patient care, science, technology and working with bigger bones, has led him to radiography! Ben believes in the importance of student voices and is determined to show no one is “just a student”.

He is passionate about mental health and wellbeing and is currently on a fitness journey running his way around the streets of his native Birmingham.

 


 

 

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