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RCN UK Students Committee

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. 

There is currently one vacant seat in Northern Ireland. If you are interested in joining the committee you can find out more information here.

If you are a student member of the RCN and would like to share your views, ideas or concerns with the committee, please email

You can find out more about the role and remit of the RCN Students Committee by reading the terms of reference.

Charlotte Hall Students Committee

Charlotte Hall (Chair)

Student member of Council

Georgina Ledwith Students Committee

Georgina Ledwith (Vice-Chair)

Member for London

Simon Mackay Students Committee

Simon Mackey

Member for Northern Ireland

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Seat Vacant

Member for Northern Ireland Vacancy

Ellie Jolley Students Committee

Ellie Jolley

Member for Scotland

Craig Davidson Students Committee

Craig Davidson

Member for Scotland, January 2018 - December 2019 

Craig is currently studying at Glasgow Caledonian University, where he is a student body representative. During his studies he has developed a special interest in wound care, chronic disease management and palliative care. Craig is a passionate advocate of recruiting more men into nursing.

Alice Duncan Students Committee

Alice Duncan

Member for Wales

Matthew Thomas Students Committee

Matthew Thomas

Member for Wales, January 2017 - December 2018

Matt is in his third year of Nursing studies at the University of South Wales having previously completed a degree in Medical Sciences. Matt is an RCN Student Information Officer and has already procured a job within an Emergency Department following the completion of his studies.

Laura Bird Students Committee

Laura Bird

Member for Eastern

Kelly Hitchcock Students Committee

Kelly Hitchcock

Member for East Midlands, January 2018 - December 2019

Kelly is a mental health nursing student at the University of Derby (UoD). Kelly is the Secretary for the Nursing Society at UoD, she is also an RCN Student Information Officer and a Committee Member of the Derbyshire RCN Branch.

Lyndsey Firth Students Committee

Lyndsey Firth

Member for Northern, January 2018 - December 2019

Lyndsey is a children’s nursing student at Teesside University. Lyndsey has two young children and is hoping to work within a paediatric A&E department when qualified. Having spent time living in a developing nation – witnessing first-hand another country’s healthcare system – Lyndsey is passionate about protecting the NHS.

Lee Holden Levett Students Committee

Lee Holden-Levett

Member for North West

Beth Salmon Students Committee

Beth Salmon

Member for South East

Jodie Ashford Students Committee

Jodie Ashford

Member for South West, January 2018 - December 2019

Jodie is a third year adult nursing student at University West England (UWE). Alongside her election to 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.

Sophie Lynn Students Committee

Sophie Lynn

Member for West Midlands

Rhys Mood Students Committee

Rhys Mood

Member for Yorkshire and the Humber

Katharine Youngs Students Committee

Katharine Youngs (ex-officio)

Member of the Trade Union Committee

Lucy Mason Students Committee

Lucy Mason (ex-officio)

Member of the Professional Nursing Committee

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