A Note from the CSP Chief Executive

“I am really sorry not to be able to be with you at your conference this year but it looks like you have a great programme and I hope you have a great time as well as learn a great more about your chosen profession. I am passionate about the CSP’s connection with physiotherapy students as you are our future. The profession, and the difference it can make to the public and patients, will be in your hands and, together, I believe we can take it from strength to strength.”

~ Karen Middleton~


On Saturday, October 25, 2014, physiotherapy students at Queen Margaret University (QMU) in Edinburgh, Scotland will be hosting the inaugural Student Physiotherapy Conference Scotland 2014 (SPCS 2014).

SPCS 2014 is the first of its kind in Scotland. Organised for students by students, it aims to bring together three Scottish Physiotherapy Educational Institutions – QMU, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and Robert Gordon University (RGU, Aberdeen) – and supporting educators and clinicians to enhance knowledge, encourage collaboration and inspire innovation among the student and recent graduate population.

The theme of the first SPCS is Tradition and Trajectory. Physiotherapy is grounded in a strong tradition of holistic, non-invasive treatment approaches, prolonged patient contact times and a broad scope of practice. With the changing demands of contemporary healthcare, it is our responsibility, as physiotherapists, to develop our traditional practices and determine the trajectory of our individual careers and overall profession.

SPCS 2014 serves to provide a space for contemplation and exploration of the past, present and future of the profession and our individual places within it. By fostering innovative thinking and collaboration across the profession, SPCS 2014 hopes to enhance physiotherapists’ opportunities to impact the health and social welfare of the population.

The schedule of the day’s events aims to:

  • Provide opportunities for students to showcase their work and share their innovative ideas with other students and clinicians.
  • Highlight students’ and practitioners’ commitment to CPD and reflective practice.
  • Promote lateral thinking by exposing students to the diverse applications of a physiotherapy degree.
  • Encourage cooperative and mutual learning between student and clinician outside the traditional placement setting.
  • Smooth the transition of knowledge and practice from the classroom to the clinic
  • Emphasise and embrace physiotherapists’ potential to be leaders in health care and to effect health care change in the 21st century.

We welcome you to this historical event.

The SPCS 2014 Organising Committee


The 3 week countdown!

Dear All!

We have less than three weeks before the launch of the inaugural Student Physiotherapy Conference in Scotland! Not only are we extremely excited we are also very happy to announce some additions to our Sponsors and Stalls family. With their support and everyones hard work we can most definitely make this an unforgettable event!

In addition, renowned physio comedian, Elaine Miller will be at our post-conference social event to provide some excellent stand-up (poster below). Entrance will be free to delegates but sign-up will be required on the day to ensure a spot.

NEW Website Content added!

Hello All!

We have been working endlessly behind the scenes to ensure that the inaugural conference will be a success. We are happy to note that ticket booking has now opened!

Click the button below!

Eventbrite - Student Physiotherapy Conference Scotland 2014

Additionally, please be advised that a lot of new items have been added to the website:

1) The NEW SPCS 2014 brochure has been released, it is viewable by clicking the ‘Conference’ tab or downloadable at the ‘Downloads‘ page.

2) Conference schedule has been updated with all confirmed speakers and workshops (please note, rooms may change.)

3) Speaker and Worksop biographies and descriptions are available to view by going to the ‘Speakers‘ tab or simply using the drop-down menu.

4) Other updates include our sponsorship and confirmed stalls section.

5) We have also included an appeal by Anne Brown seeking the publics help with the relocation of  Bannockburn RDA – You can read more about it here.

6) You can also read about the organising committee here.

Take your time browsing through our site. If you have any enquiries or feedback feel free to ‘Contact Us’.

Pre-Conference Questionnaire Now Live!

Hello All!

Please be advised that we have updated the “Dates & Deadlines” page.

We are happy to announce that the Pre-Conference Questionnaire is now live and accessible to all interested students. We hope you will be able to spare a few minutes of your time to complete this short questionnaire. This allows us to better tailor the Conference experience to your needs.

Alternatively the link to the questionnaire can be accessed here.