School of Sport and Health Sciences

Leaders of the future

Three of our health students have been accepted for the Council of Deans of Health’s Student Leadership Programme (SLP) to develop their skills and become leaders of the future in their respective professions.

Stephanie Mott and Hannah Griffiths, are both studying Midwifery BSc(Hons) and Sarah Cottington is studying Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons).

Stephanie Mott and Hannah Griffiths

Left to right, Hannah Griffiths and Stephanie Mott, Midwifery BSc(Hons)

Stephanie, said  ‘I am honoured to have been accepted onto the student leadership programme. Interacting with passionate health care students from all over the country who also want to make a positive difference for women/patients is incredibly inspiring.’


The programmes offers intensive training in essential leadership knowledge and skills over three to four months.  Leadership experts run tailored workshops, lectures and seminars, along with offering one-to-one mentoring.




Sarah Cottington, Occupational Therapy BSc(Hons)

Sarah Cottington, said: ‘I attended the student leaders programme in Birmingham last month (July) and it was amazing!  So much learning and sharing.’ 







Professor Paula Kersten, Head of School of Health Sciences, said: “I understand there were hundreds of applications for this programme and selection was a very competitive process.  Having our students selected is a fabulous achievement. The programme will be very valuable experience not only for them but also for others around them who will benefit through their participation.”

The students also have access to e-learning material, and to an online ‘community of practice’ which enables mentors and students to interact and debate.

Kerry Burnett • 11/08/2017

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