Monday, 15 December 2014

Students elected to ECPTS board

A trio of UCLan PaST undergraduates have been appointed to the Executive Board of the European Confederation for Physical Therapy Students (ECPTS).

Daniel Roberts (President), Ashleigh Nicholson (Secretary General) and Rachel O’Mahoney (Treasurer) were elected at the recent ECPTS General Assembly held at Hochschule Fresenius, University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg.

The ECPTS aim to connect European Physiotherapy students with a view to creating and developing national Physical Therapy associations.

They also help to promote education, the profession and student values, along with working on the expansion of the ECPTS across Europe. Students also share knowledge and ideas and collaborate on international projects.

Daniel commented: "I'm responsible for working together with the Vice-Presidents to seek out new and exciting opportunities for ECPTS to get involved in. I liaise with other groups and professionals external to ECPTS to maintain and strengthen existing relationships that we have.

"I also work closely with other board members as to identify any problems in relation to the ECPTS and work towards finding solutions. Like the rest of the Executive Board, the President also looks for ways to raise the profile of ECPTS and help it to become more internationally recognised among students and professionals."

Course Leader Heather Stewart added: "Daniel, Ashleigh and Rachel are all enthusiastic about being part of this group, and finding out about physiotherapy across Europe. It’s a great achievement for all of them to have been elected to hold positions on the Executive Board for the next year, and it is fantastic representation for UCLan in Europe."

The new Executive Board are pictured above (from left to right): Dimos Petrou (Greece), Rachel, Ashleigh, Klára Kučerová (Czech Republic) & Daniel.

To find out more about the ECPTS please click here.

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