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Wales Health Student Forum

What is the Wales Health Student Forum?

The forum is a multi-disciplinary forum comprising of pre-registration health students in Wales that has been in place since 2006. It offers an inclusive environment for pre-registration healthcare students in Wales to:

  • have a voice
  • provide peer support
  • share knowledge and resources
  • discuss placement experiences
  • challenge and highlight concerns and best practice
  • network with other healthcare professions
  • discuss education issues and challenges relevant to healthcare students in Wales.

The Wales Health Student Forum (WHSF) has recently been re-branded in collaboration with students and HEIW Communications Team to develop an online resource where students can hold discussions, access resources, share information, and provide a supportive and inclusive culture.

For further information visit our forum webpage.


Who is it for?

The forum is open to all pre-registration healthcare students studying in Wales.


What are the benefits of joining?

  • Attendance at the forum meetings is counted as placement hours for eligible professionalisms.
  • Access to online resources and continued professional development (CPD) opportunities.
  • Audiences with inspirational speakers, careers networks, service users and post graduate students within their own fields.
  • Network with other healthcare professionals to promote interprofessional learning.
  • Discuss education issues relevant to healthcare students in Wales.
  • Network, discuss and engage with high profile figures in the NHS, universities and Welsh Government.
  • Challenge and highlight concerns and best practice.


What do past and current members say?

“As the WHSF is the only multi-disciplinary forum in the UK, offering support and representation to every healthcare student in Wales, I have developed a great sense of multi-professional working.”

“Through the WHSF I have had exposure to information I would not have had as part of my degree alone.”

“Being on the forum has allowed me to have a say on what the future NHS will look like. Most importantly it is great fun!”


How do I join?

Please contact or alternatively complete the following registration form.