Aberdeen IPE Society 

RGU and AU joint society founded in 2012

What is Interprofessional Education (IPE)?

'IPE occurs when two or more professions learn with, from and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care' (CAIPE, 2002)

Who are we?

We are a joint university society based in Aberdeen, Scotland.  With students from Robert Gordon University (RGU) and Aberdeen University (AU) representing different health care and social professions. 

Why Should you Join our Society?

Taking part in IPE is a great way to update your CV and an amazing talking point in interviews. IPE is now a mandatory part of most health care related courses. Our society holds unique and interesting events that take a fun, practical approach to learning about collaborating with multiple professionals. Our events are open to all health disciplines and members are given the opportunity to participate in practical skills from other courses. 

Over the years we have had activities such as: suturing, injections, cannulation, venipuncture (taking blood), ABG sampling, looking at blood smears and nasogastric tube insertion? If you can think of other fun activities that your profession has to offer, sign up and get involved in making it happen!

What sort of events do we run?

We usually run 4 academic events each year focusing on a clinical scenario or topic. Each station consists of one or two professions detailing the topic from the prospective of their health care discipline. This can involve a wide range of creative ideas and media, such as: presentations, videos, practical skills and practical games and activities. We also run social events like pub quizzes and bingo nights for charity, so there is something for everyone!

If you are still not convinced check out the photos in our gallery!

The IPE society is a pioneering, award-winning, inter-university society across Aberdeen & Robert Gordon Universities. Inter-professional education is a key outcome emphasized by all regulators of healthcare professions. The IPE society promotes inter-professional learning by facilitating opportunities for health care students to come together in a team based and practical setting. All events are student lead and structured to address a specific topic with students from each health care profession leading workshops to explore their profession's role within the scenario.

Aberdeen IPE Society Founded in 2012