Leeds LINKS is both a uni society & a St John Ambulance (SJA) unit, meaning we have 2 types of membership:
- Non-operational members
- Operational members (members of society & qualified SJA first aiders)
Anyone can join as a non-op member, and attend all our general training sessions to learn & practice First Aid.
To become an ‘operational’ member, you must embark on the SJA application process (less scary than it sounds).
This happens every year around October time, with a two-weekend First Aid course in November.
On completion of the FA course, you become an operational member. You can then join in on the more advanced training sessions and go out on ‘duty’, providing First Aid cover at public events (such as union nights).
Once a member, you’re asked to demonstrate some form of committment towards the society and SJA. Each year, members are expected to attend 12 training sessions & do at least 60 hours of event cover. This sounds a lot, but is surprisingly easy to do. Covering events helps you to build skills (sometimes assisting with advanced skills where needed) & meet the rest of the society. They’re always a good laugh!
If you have any questions about joining, feel free to drop us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadly, recruitment for 2017 is now over, however we’ll have another course running in the next academic year. In the meantime, you can still come to the non-op sessions 7-8pm and learn first aid then.
Are you a medical student interested in pre-hospital care? Then maybe being a Community First Responder would interest you? Check out http://www.cfrleeds.org.uk to find out more.