PEN membership will give you the opportunity to participate in research, and learning and teaching activities within the School of Nursing and Midwifery. This might include:
- Participating in a classroom session, or with small groups of students to discuss your own experience of a medical condition
- Advising on, or participating in, role-play scenarios giving students practice at various situations, such as end of life care and lived experience of long term conditions
- Reviewing and commenting on documentation for current courses
- Reviewing plans and contributing towards new course proposals
- Involvement in nursing research, for example reviewing research protocols
- Other opportunities within the School of Nursing and Midwifery as they arise
There are two levels of PEN membership, and the level you choose will decide the amount of time and input you have.
Tier 1 Membership
Tier 1 PEN members have a direct role in setting the aims and direction of the PEN group, primarily by attending quarterly meetings (where possible). They act as a reference group for the nursing programmes, bringing expert challenge and support for the development of the programmes.
Tier 1 members also have the opportunity to get involved in the research, and learning and teaching activities within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
If you have a bit more time to spare, and would like to be directly involved in the development and running of the nursing programmes you should consider tier 1 membership.
Tier 2 (non-voting) Membership
Tier 2 PEN members do not attend quarterly meetings, but still have the opportunity to get involved in the research, and learning and teaching activities within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.
If you have a bit less time, but would like to get involved in supporting teaching or research in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, then you should consider tier 2 membership.