The RCN Students Committee provides a voice for the thousands of student nurses who are members of the RCN. The committee is made up of one student member of Council, one student member of the Trade Union Committee, one student member of the Professional Nursing Committee, two representatives from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and one representative from each of the nine English regions. Through the student member of Council the committee can influence RCN policy and strategy on matters relating to student nurses and nursing education.
If you are a student member of the RCN and would like to share your views, ideas or concerns with the committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of Students Committee seats are coming to the end of their term. Nominations for London, Northern Ireland, North West, Scotland, South East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Wales and West Midlands seats are now open. Please visit our elections page for more information.
You can find out more about the role and remit of the RCN Students Committee by reading the terms of reference.
Charlotte Hall (Chair)
Student member of Council
Charlotte recently graduated from BSc Adult Nursing at the University of the West of England (UWE). She was a UWE student ambassador, peer assisted learning leader, and an elected campus officer for her student union. Charlotte founded, and was president of, the adult nursing society at UWE. She has been involved running local campaigns including "Bursary or Bust".
Member for Scotland, January 2018 - December 2019
Craig is currently studying adult nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he is also School Officer for the Department of Nursing and Community Health, Vice President of the Nursing Society and a Student Leaders Trainer. During his studies he has developed a special interest in oncology and palliative care. Craig is a passionate advocate of recruiting more men into nursing.
Member for South West, January 2018 - December 2019
Jodie is a third year adult nursing student at University West England (UWE). Alongside her position on the RCN Students Committee, Jodie has worked as a Student Ambassador, a Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) Leader, Senior PAL Leader and Media and Publicity Officer for the UWE Adult Nursing Society.
Katharine Youngs (ex-officio), January 2018 - December 2019
Member of the Trade Union Committee
Katharine is studying adult nursing at the University of Leeds. She is a peer support mentor at the University and a feature presenter on Leeds Student Radio. Katharine is deeply interested in human rights, humanitarian work, politics and international development. Previous to nursing, Katharine worked in retail, hospitality, customer services and sales both in the UK and Italy.