The UTAS School of Pharmacy is beaming like a proud parent this week, after 4th year student Bronwyn Jones was elected onto the National Australian Pharmacy Students' Association's (NAPSA) National Council as Secretary. Comprising only six roles on the executive, this was a considerable achievement, with Bronwyn chosen over 30 other potential candidates.
NAPSA serves to represent the interests of pharmacy students nationally via protection, promotion and cooperation between industry bodies and relevant national organisations through to local members and affiliates. They are an important organisation in pharmacy, responsible for upholding the rights of students across Australia via sixteen local branches.
Bronwyn's involvement with the Tassie branch, TAPS (Tasmanian Association of Pharmacy Students) is extensive and can be attributed to her recent success on the national stage. A TAPS member since day one of her Bachelor of Pharmacy, she was elected TAPS President in 2011 before becoming the NAPSA liaison for TAPS in 2012 - which she now conducts alongside her new role as NAPSA Secretary.
"I enjoy it because it gives me a chance to make positive changes to what is going to be my future. It is empowering, and it is a great networking experience - I have developed life-long friendships and have been introduced to many current professionals working within the industry."
Bronwyn demonstrates a real passion for her future industry and career. Her role as Secretary will be an amazing opportunity, which she is already proving when in August she travels to Egypt to represent NAPSA at the International Pharmacy Students' Federation World Congress. It is obvious that Bronwyn is going to have a stellar career, and we wish her all the best with her future endeavours.
Authorised by the Head of School, Pharmacy
20 July, 2012