Student Councils Leadership Programme

Overview

Health Education England South East have partnered with the Florence Nightingale Foundation to facilitate student shared professional decision-making councils across the South East region of England. Six multi-professional councils were established in Autumn 2021, one for each Integrated Care System (ICS) in the region.

The programme is fully funded by Health Education England South East (HEE SE). It offers up to 72 (12 per ICS) student nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and trainee nursing associates the opportunity to represent their peers at system-level, bridging the gap between higher education institution (HEI), students and practice providers.

Students and their education and learning experience are crucial to maintaining the pipeline for the future workforce.  With the increasing focus on education and training, the importance of ensuring a student voice within the system to consider the quality and impact of education and training decisions needs to be recognised and supported.

The programme is open to students who attend practice placements within the South East (SE) region of England, their HEI does not need to be located in the SE.

Programme Dates

The spring cohort of Student Council Members will commence their 12 month term in May 2022. If accepted onto the programme you will be allocated to cohort 2 or 3 of the three day virtual student residential programme.

The programme will be a blended experience of both face-to-face and virtual sessions.  Some dates may be subject to change. 2023 dates to be confirmed at induction.

Spring Cohort

31 May 2022

Welcome Day (Virtual)

Cohort 2 & 3 – Residential Programme Day 1

1 June 2022

Induction Day (Virtual )

7-9 June 2022

RADA (Virtual)

Cohort 2 –  Residential Programme Day 2

You will only be required to attend one session and will be notified which date, if successful

13 June 2022

SE Region Council Meeting (Face to face in London)

Travel costs reimbursed

14-16 June 2022

RADA (Virtual)

Cohort 3 –  Residential Programme Day 2

You will only be required to attend one session and will be notified which date, if successful

5-7 July 2022

ICS Council Meetings (Virtual)
You will only be required to attend one session and will be notified which date, if successful

5 July 2022

Building Your Authority (Virtual)

Cohort 2 – Residential Programme Day 3

12 July 2022

Building Your Authority (Virtual)

Cohort 3 – Residential Programme Day 3

6 September 2022

SE Region Council Meeting (Face to face in London)

Travel costs reimbursed

September 2022

Autumn Recruitment 

1-3 November 2022

ICS Council Meetings (Virtual Session)

You will only be required to attend one session and will be notified which date, if successful

December 2022

SE Region Council Meeting (Face to face in London)

Travel costs will be reimbursed

Benefits

Be part of a 'career-altering' Experience

This is an opportunity for students to contribute to maintaining the pipeline for the future workforce. It is also a chance to develop your skills in:

Programme Structure

Eligibility Criteria

The programme is open to students who attend practice placements within the South East (SE) region of England, their HEI does not need to be located in the SE.

This opportunity is open to student nurses, midwives, allied health professionals and trainee nursing associates.

Application Process

The application, shortlisting and selection processes will be administered regionally by the Florence Nightingale Foundation and HEE SE with Autumn cohort student representation.

What you will need to demonstrate in your application form:

Upon application, you are required to confirm the following information:

Please note before application:

Programme Details