About the event

RCSLT National Student Study Day 2020

Thursday 3rd December 2020


Attention final year students!


Don’t miss this virtual interactive event, packed full of resources and advice to prepare you for your career in speech and language therapy.


Find out what speech and language therapy managers look for in job applicants; learn what it’s really like to be a newly-qualified practitioner; and how interviews and jobs have changed due to the pandemic.


The RCSLT National Student Study Day will give you the opportunity to meet and network with SLT students from across the UK all whilst staying safe at home!


In addition to the interactive live event, please do look at the videos from the RCSLT staff and members on how RCSLT resources can help you in the rest of your degree and in applying for that crucial first job.  Check back during the week of the event to hear about:


Watch the video: Professional Development and Research

Mark Jayes, research fellow in communication disability, Manchester Metropolitan University; Lorna Bailey, programme manager; and Katie Chadd, research officer from the RCSLT, will discuss clinical resources, EBP and research


Watch the video: Professional Networks

Learn more about how to get involved with the RCSLT through CENs, Hubs and social media and how this can help you in your career with Vikas Nautiyal, SLT at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Kaleigh Maietta, events and engagement manager at the RCSLT.


Watch the video: Policy and Public Affairs

Join Derek Munn, Director of Policy and Public Affairs at the RCSLT to discover how current affairs are affecting the work of SLTs and why having this knowledge is valuable  


Watch the video: RCSLT Website and CPD Diary

Mark Singleton, learning officer at the RCSLT, takes you on a tour of the RCSLT website and CPD diary, so you can get the most out of the online resources with your new free student membership.


All videos will be helpful for the workshop sessions taking place on 3rd December.

Download the programme

Have you joined the RCSLT online student network yet? It's a great place to ask specific SLT-related questions, find out about new resources and opportunities, and plan or promote awareness-raising events all while connecting with students across the UK. To join, log in with your membership details & click "Join Group" here:


Learning Aims


Learning aims

By attending the RCSLT National Student Study Day, delegates will:


  • Understand which essential skills and knowledge will be in demand in the future
  • Hear from managers recruiting newly qualified practitioners about what they are looking for in NQPs
  • Find out how to complete your RCSLT NQP framework in your first role(s)
  • Understand the vital role that you play as a student and future practitioner in building networks in your profession, and how they can support you as you move from student to NQP
  • Get practical tips on finding your first role
  • Hear about how to build your resilience and manage your health and wellbeing
  • Further your understanding of the importance of diversity in the workplace
  • Gain an insight into how roles are changing as a result of the pandemic and how this will affect you
  • Take advantage of a unique networking opportunity to help you begin your journey in the profession

Register your place

Book here


The event will take place via Zoom and links to sessions will be sent out closer to the event once you have registered


Prior to the event, please sign up to Zoom for free here:


Please note this event may be recorded and put on the RCSLT website.  By registering the event, you are consenting to the full terms and conditions.


Terms and conditions:


Content: The RCSLT reserves the right to amend or cancel any event or alter times and dates. This includes changes to the speakers, content and programme.

Recording:  This event may be recorded and placed on the RCSLT website after the event.  These images/videos may be used on future promotional materials for RCSLT events. 

Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any RCSLT promotional materials. 



RCSLT virtual event accessibility


The RCSLT aims to conduct its virtual events with as much inclusivity as we would encourage in face to face events.  If you have any additional needs that we can accommodate, please don’t hesitate to email

Please note:

  • You need not turn your camera on during our virtual events if you do not want to, and if you would prefer to contribute via chat only that is absolutely fine.
  • You may leave and re-enter virtual events and meetings at any time.  Please use the same link to enter and re-enter.
  • We will always let you know when events are being recorded, and what we will do with the recording

RCSLT virtual event charter

RCSLT virtual events are a place for delegates to express their opinions, beliefs and experiences without undue censure. 

Events will usually ask for audience participation and we want to encourage healthy discussion in an environment of trust and privacy, where we can agree or disagree with each other without worry in a forum of mutual trust and respect.

  • We are free to express our opinions but not to expect others to necessarily agree with them.
  • We should take care to take turns expressing our opinions, being mindful that others might also have something to say.
  • We should listen to what the person speaking has to say and not interrupt them; nor have individual conversations while they are speaking.
  • We are free to disagree with what the speaker has said but not to disparage them.
  • We will respect the host and understand they have the responsibility to do the best they can to help the group abide by the principles of this Charter.

Infringement of these principles will result in a warning and a request to abide by the Charter. Repeated infringement of these principles will result in the individual being asked to leave the event.

The purpose of this Charter is to ensure RCSLT events continue to be a respectful and safe environment where everyone has the right to participate but none to dominate or disrupt. Attendance of the event necessitates an acceptance of the terms of this Charter.