Chair's Update October 2022

Dear members,

I hope this months e-update finds you well.

It’s that time of year where we welcome all the Audiology students on undergraduate programmes to University and from a personal perspective it has been lovely to see the hustle and bustle of the campus return this year as face-to-face delivery is back in full swing! Good luck to all the academics for their teaching year ahead. Please remember that student BSA membership is free, and we are keen for early professionals to get more involved with the BSA workstreams, perhaps joining a Specialist Interest Group or the Professional Guidance Group? Richard Windle and the PGG team are keen to recruit still (see information below from Richard) but it would be terrific to have that early professional input to the review of documentation.

To those of you who are already active members of BSA making positive contributions to our work, thank you, and have you considered applying for a BSA fellowship? Submissions are now welcome for this quarter and you have until the 15th November to make your application. This is a great way to be recognised for your professional commitment and is available at different levels; associate, fellow, senior fellow and principal fellow.

I know that many of us will have enjoyed the BAA conference this year, did you visit the BSA stand? Several BSA advisors and trustees attended and also “manned the BSA stand” so a big thank you to Gaby Saunders, Bhavisha Palmer and Jane Wild for sharing their time between enjoying all that the conference had to offer as well as promoting BSA workstreams such as Sound Practice, fellowship and awards!

Next month I’m looking forward to giving you all the details about the new awards process we have to offer.

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