Welcoming LSBU graduates to the profession

We are delighted to share with the BCA community, the news that the first cohort from one of the UK’s newest providers of chiropractic education, completed their chiropractic degree this week. London South Bank University (LSBU) were delighted to see 14 students take their final exams last week.


Mark Thomas, Professional Lead and Senior Lecturer in Chiropractic at LSBU said:At LSBU, we are extremely proud to have our first cohort of students due to graduate this summer. Through the support of the BCA, we have been able to award several of our students with certificates and prizes for additional achievement in academic excellence, clinical skills, as well as leadership. This has meant a great deal to the students and I am sure will inspire them to achieve the highest standards in their future chiropractic careers“.

On Friday, the class came together with the teaching team to celebrate the end of their education at LSBU and were presented with graduation prizes, provided by the BCA.

Owain Evans, BCA Board Member and Chair of the Student and New Graduate Committee said:The BCA is proud to support students throughout their educational careers and in the transition from student to practising chiropractor. We do this through our events, resources and communication with student members and the UK chiropractic universities. One other part of this support is that the BCA offers each institution money to spend on professional development of students and for those institutions with graduating classes, we provide graduation prizes that reflect the values of the BCA”.

We are delighted to share with members pictures of the award winners, as well as pictures of the LSBU class, who have just taken their final exams.

Leadership Award presented to James West for his brilliant leadership skills and behaviours

Prize: £100


Academic Award presented to Alison McLuckie for achieving the highest academic score

Prize: £100


Student Clinician of the Year presented to Sheldon Merritt for his overall performance across evidence application, rehabilitation work and use of research skills

Prize: £100