The year has gone quite quickly and BOOSA, for this year, has come to an end. The Final Social was the BOOSA Quiz! With all sections of the department in attendance, the quiz was a massive success! Following the quiz it was time for ice cream. The evening was enjoyed by all who attended. It was a social to end all socials
Today, Leeds LOC came in to talk about the LOC and the structure of the LOC network around the UK. They stressed the importance of the work the LOC does in the community, from working with the NHS and local practitioners to better the care provided to patients. The LOC speakers also talked about local issues in optometry including the future of services provided by practitioners, GOS sight test and the changes made to the structure of the NHS. Overall, the talk was very much enjoyed by all those who attended.
It was Colours Ball yesterday and BOOSA was in attendance. The evening was a celebration of the Student Union and the year gone past and BOOSA had a lot to celebrate. Tasnia Zaman (President), was honoured with Best Executive. BOOSA also celebrated a win by taking Best Society!
Today Essilor came to Bradford. The talk concerned Essilor's products and services. Discussing the lens manufacturer's range of products including their premium UV protective lenses. The speakers also discussed their support for independents as well as their succession programme. The talked was very well received by all those who attended.
OPFEST is an annual weekend sporting competition between all of the Optometry Universities in the United Kingdom. It is one of the highlights of the year and this year it was hosted by Cardiff's OPSOC. Starting on the 28th February and ending on 2nd March 2014, Bradford retained the Optic Cup. This makes two consecutive wins in a row!
BOOSA owes a great deal of gratitude to its OPFEST team this year and our Sports Reps, Hayley Evans and Matt Roney for this outstanding win! Come on Team Bradford!
Following reports of a new Optometry Course being introduced at Hertfordshire University, BOOSA has launched a consultation to find out the general opinion. A statement as to BOOSA's position on the said matter will be released shortly after the consultation closes.