The Reading University Masters of Pharmacy Society (RUMPS) is a society for students currently studying on the Pharmacy MPharm programme at the University of Reading.
Starting university for the first time is a very exiting yet daunting task thus, we've organised the Star Mentoring System. Newly entered first year students will be assigned to a pharmacy mentor (a 2nd, 3rd or 4th year pharmacy student) during welcome week. The pharmacy mentors will provide academic advice and assistance throughout first year, making the transition from school to university life much smoother.
Throughout the year we aim to provide entertainment and events outside of the lecture theatre, including the Pharmacy Ball, a traditional annual event celebrating with students and lecturers alike. Organised by Jonathan Parkes (our social sec), there will be regular pharmacy socials with a mixture of themes (to be announced in September) that will help bring students from all years together for a night out.
For the 2017/18 year, we are planning to organise weekly football sessions run by our sports sec, Vijay Bhavan. This is still in the early stages of planning however, but if you are interested then get in contact with our sports secretary (see below). We are currently in talks with other universities in the creation of an inter-university pharmacy society sports tournament, whereby a variety of sporting teams from the nation will have the opportunity to both compete and network with other pharmacy students across the country. The weekend of sports would, of course, be concluded with a well-earned social.
We will also be holding a pharmacy book sale. This will be a valuable opportunity for students (current and alumni) to meet up, buy and sell useful resource materials needed for the years ahead at discount price!
RUMPS plan to arrange pharmacy hoodies (for both current and leaving members) to be made towards the end of the academic year!
We will have a pharmacy stall up and running at the University of Reading Fresher's Fayre in September 2017 so do come along and meet your committee members, ask us questions and sign up as members (which is free of charge)!
Finally, please feel free to join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1750459235227851/ for details, though all members will still be kept up to date through emails.
The committee members for the 2017/18 year are as follows:
President - James Yau
Vice-President - Angharad Morgan
Treasurer - Hannah Urwin
Welfare - Nishma Shah
Secretary - Sagar Patel
Sports Sec - Vijay Bhavan
Social Sec - Jonathan Parkes