#HighAchievers 

 Meet the Scholars of 2018-2019 (Intake one)  

Hannah Mattheson 
Dean's Scholar 
School of Nursing and Midwifery 
With my scholarship I would like to attend some courses that would both support my professional development and allow me to share my knowledge with my fellow students. One course instructs health professionals to use gravity during sleep to re-align the spine. As a military Nurse, I think this would be really useful. I would also like to gain my Prince 2 project management qualification, to help implement projects such as patient safety initiatives. Lastly, I would like to attend a short teacher training course on meditation and Yin Yoga, to then provide sessions to HELS staff and students to assist with stress relief. 
Emma Gibb 
HARS Scholar 
School of Nursing and Midwifery 
Whilst training as a Military Adult Nursing I received BLS support training and will use the scholarship to build upon this with further along with attending more conferences such as the ‘Wilderness conferences’ where I will learn how to treat injuries in the field such as hypothermia – essential military training, that will help with my defence operational nursing assessments before being deployed. 
I also attended a workshop around ‘body symmetry’ and sleep positions, especially of interest for me in the military treating people with musculo-skeletal injuries or loss of limbs, and would like to explore this further. 
Claire Welch 
HARS Scholar 
School of Education & Social Work 
As a single mum who commutes from Shropshire each day, I would like to help single mums at BCU via setting up a support group. I get so much motivation to succeed from my daughter and nan’s support, and want to share this. 
In addition, to aid my personal development and career progression within Social Work, I would also like to attend other relevant courses to expand my knowledge. 
Riane Logan 
HARS Scholar 
School of Education and Social Work 
In addition to raising awareness of HARS within the social work cohort, I am also working on a project to support parents who are currently enrolled within university particularly those in HARS with working on balancing uni life, time management and general extra support. I am open to new ideas and I am always happy to help, or here for a chat. 
Caroline Hudson 
HARS Scholar 
School of Health Sciences 
As a speech and language therapy student I have a keen interest in how communication affects life chances and the emotional well-being of both children and adults. 
 
I am also drawn to mentorship opportunities both for students and for newly qualified practitioners. Leadership within healthcare is an area I have enjoyed developing on the HARS programme and intend to explore this further via the scholarship by accessing specialist courses and conferences. 
Nichola Leeper 
HARS Scholar 
School of Health Sciences 
Inspired by how a clinician on placement interacted with families and children with complex needs, I grew to love this element of professional working. I hope to go on specialist courses and attend conferences to further develop my knowledge and experience in this area, which I can then present on and share amongst the HARS community and fellow SLT students. 
Samantha-Ann Clements 
HARS Scholar 
School of Education and Social Work 
 
 
 
As a primary Education student I feel that inclusive communication is very important and feel that all teachers should be trained in sign language. I aspire to be qualified up to level 3 or ideally level 4 and plan to instil sign language training in schools for both teachers and students once I reach management level. I believe this supports the agenda of increasing inclusive practice especially for those people with special educational needs. In addition, teaching Makaton to Early Years children can help enhance their fine motor skills, and be a fun and interactive part of their day. 
Katie Dixon 
HARS Scholar 
School of Nursing and Midwifery 
 
I am extremely passionate about student well-being and mental health having suffered with these issues myself. I hope to help other students by sharing my experiences and the mechanisms that have helped me along the way, via regular blogging and vlog posts on my own hosted website. 
 
Practicing mindfulness and meditation was a game changer for me. I hope to continue to learn even more about mindfulness from attending retreats and share a deeper insight with other students. 
 
 
Twitter handle: @thelittlenurse_ 

 Meet the Scholars of 2017-18  

Dean Allison 
Dean's Scholar 
School of Nursing and Midwifery, 
Mental Health Nursing Student 
 
Dean is a final year Mental Health Nursing student, and the HARS Dean's Scholar.  
 
He leads for the scheme on the voluntary and community strand, and is always looking for your feedback and ideas to move this strand forward or offer new initiatives - do get in touch with any feedback! 
 
 
Lisa Smith 
HARS Scholar 
School of Health Sciences 
Speech and Language therapy Student 
 
Lisa is a final year Speech and Language Therapy student, who is studying part-time.  
 
She leads for the scheme on raising awareness of HARS amongst the first year cohorts.  
 
Lisa is also the founding member of the HARS Society - you can see their website here. Please do get in touch if you would like to become a member of the society 
Claire Carmichael 
HARS Scholar 
School of Nursing and Midwifery 
Adult Nursing student 
 
Claire is a final year Adult Nursing student. 
 
She leads for the scheme on the social media aspect, and is developing some of the technological support which runs alongside the scheme itself. 
 
Claire also writes a blog via word press to diary her journey as a student nurse - you can find this here
 
Do get in touch to offer Claire any ideas you may have to move the social media element forward! 
 
Charlie Banister 
HARS Scholar 
School of Nursing and Midwifery 
Mental Health Nursing Student 
 
Charlie is a final year Mental Health Nursing student. 
 
She leads for the scheme on the development of the student steering group.  
 
Charlie has also published an article in the Nursing Older People journal and can offer advice on how to get published - there is a blog of this journey on the blog pages of this site - take a look
 
Please get in touch to offer Charlie any support you can to move the scheme forward - suggestions of courses / activities / ideas and developments would be welcomed! 
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