Where Pharmacy magic happens!
Ellen South, the 2018 UTS Pharmacy Association President, gives us her wrap up report on all the exciting projects and events UTSPA have been getting up to.
Would you like to be part of the wider pharmacy student community? In conjunction with UTS Activate and the National Australian Pharmacy Students’ Association, the UTS Pharmacy Association (UTSPA) is a vibrant, student-run organisation that provides education, social and networking events for our members as well as access to professional development resources, mentoring programs and study sessions. We aim to get students involved in as many opportunities as possible as this is where the pharmacy magic happens!
In 2018, one of our many successful events for the year was our birthing kit packing session for Fullife Foundation. Overall, we made 250 birthing kits which were sent to birthing clinics in Shurmo, Ethiopia. The birthing kits consisted of various tools including blades, gauze, sterilised soap, alcohol wipes, string and gloves, all of which were used to help deliver hundreds of Ethiopian babies. This task proved very rewarding and we had a wonderful afternoon making these kits on behalf of Fullife Foundation. UTSPA has a philosophy to positively help others and we aim to expand on this in 2019!
Our major social event for the year was the annual UTSPA Pharmacy Ball. On Saturday 10th of November, our students swapped their hoodies for a fancy dress or suit and attended the wonderful night held at the Aerial Function Centre. In collaboration with ActivateUTS and MediADVICE, we celebrated the incoming UTSPA committee and showcased our achievements for the year, as well as brought out our best dance moves!
Congratulations to our award winners, including the recipients of the ‘Snooze Master’ and ‘Walking Textbook’ awards! Well done also to our second-year students who are embarking on their internship year. We wish them all the best for the future!!
Being a part of UTSPA helps pharmacy students gain confidence, build their network and utilise opportunities that benefit their pharmacy future. We want to assist members in becoming the best budding pharmacists that they can be and make the most of their time at university. This is only the beginning of your pharmacy journey and UTSPA looks forward to welcoming you into their pharm-ily! What are you waiting for?! Sign up here.