The current Student Section (formally the Student Body) consists of Student Section Members, lead by the Student Section Chair.
Student Section Chair
The role of the Student Section Chair is to provide feedback to the Nutrition Society Advisory Council on issues relevant and important to the student population which can influence decisions made by the Trustees. The Student Section Chair is nominated by student members and also sits on the Society's Training and Education Committee. Within both Committees, the Student Section Chair is invited to voice the opinions of student members ensuring their needs are met. This provides students a voice to impact on the work of the Society, helping them get the most out of their membership.
The Student Section Chair's term in office is two years offering the post-holder a fantastic opportunity to shape the direction of the Society and enhance the student member experience in collaboration with the Student Section. It also gives an invaluable insight into the work of the Society and its governance.
The Student Section Chair is supported by a Student Section. In the past, the Student Section was small, but it has gradually expanded to gain closer links with universities teaching nutritional science at BSc, MSc or PhD level. This includes better links with universities and courses where nutrition and dietetics is an element of a wider course, for example, sport science, nursing or medicine.
Student Section members can offer a direct link with their peer groups and, working alongside the Student Section Chair, help promote the benefits of Nutrition Society membership to new students - including travel grants, summer studentships, and discounts for textbooks, conferences and workshops.
Being a member of the Student Section widen your professional network, plus you can strengthen your transferrable skills by helping organise the annual Student Conference, and networking and career development sessions during other Society events.