I’m so pleased to welcome you into or welcome you back to radiographic studenthood.
Recently I have been reflecting on my time as a student, and the timing of my presidential year couldn’t have worked out better as this year marks 20 years since I started at university.
Part of this reflection has inevitably focused on what I wish I had known then, and I know that everyone involved in Student Welcome Month and beyond, will have asked themselves this question and we hope through these reflections we can capture some of the core things that all students will benefit from.
I think our student event programme speak for itself and I encourage you to sign up for as much as you can, when you can. In the 20 years since I was a student things are very different. You have a wealth of resource and support available to you through your HEI that can be accessed anywhere – no more schlepping to the library at 9pm to check a reference!
There are also the connections you can make through online platforms and social media that will give you great peer to peer support and give you access to some of the ‘influencers’ in our professions. Within the SoR there are great opportunities to make these connections too through our student forum and getting involved with your regional and national councils.
I loved my time as a student and have never regretted becoming a radiographer. I hope that this will be the same for you. The coming years are a great opportunity to develop not only your professional knowledge and skills, but also to develop as a person.
Please have confidence in what makes you ‘you’ and don’t lose that in your journey to graduating. Your diverse backgrounds and experiences will be an important part of your learning and that of your peers. As professionals we are responsible for the care of patients – who are people just like you. Diversity and inclusion are not just the latest buzz words but are core to being able to deliver patient centred care.
I used my experiences as a student as the first step on the road to becoming president, who knows what you might achieve in 20 years’ time? You are the future of our profession, and the future of our professional body – welcome.
President | Society and College of Radiographers
Dear Student Radiographer,
Welcome to profession of radiography and welcome to the Society of Radiographers.
We are the only professional body and trade union for everyone involved in radiography. We are proud of our heritage, and our achievements, and work tirelessly to provide our members with a wide range of excellent benefits and services, support, guidance and representation.
One of our biggest priorities is supporting students through their studies and subsequent professional career. As well as bringing you the latest radiography news, we have many benefits of membership and services such as professional magazines and journals, online continuing development portfolio and access to an enormous amount of documents which will help with those your assignments.
You have made an excellent choice to become a radiographer, and it is certainly one of the best decisions I ever made. Joining the Society is also a choice for you and I know that becoming a member will make a huge difference to your studies.
We hope that, as a student, you will take full advantage of all that we offer and this section of the website is dedicated to you.
The SoR will continue to be an essential part of your support, information and advocacy throughout your professional career. Radiography in the UK has developed as a profession in a way that is causing the definition of the radiography scope of practice to change and develop for colleagues all around the world.
On behalf of the Society of Radiographers, we wish you every success during your course and look forward to meeting you and enabling you to become actively involved with the profession. You are the future. We look forward to many years of your involvement and support.
Richard Evans | CEO of the Society and College of Radiographers
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