• BSc Mental Health Nursing
  • Welch Allyn Pioneers of Care Awards – Inspirational Student Nurse 2014
  • University of Leeds Woman of Achievement 2015

Why have we chosen Cassandra as role model?
Cassandra set up a peer support group to help students with mental health problems, as well as leading a student campaigning and welfare group to represent the mental health needs of 33,000 students here at Leeds. This involved overseeing successful campaigns including ‘The Elephant in the Room’ which has been replicated at universities nationally. In 2014, she was presented with the Welch Allyn Pioneers of Care Award – Inspirational Student Nurse award for her commitment to developing student-led mental health services and campaigns. “I’m really pleased to have won the Inspirational Student Nurse award, I’ve worked tirelessly for student mental health and I’ve had an amazing and passionate team behind me at Mind Matters and Leeds University Union. I have developed in confidence as a person so much and will take with me the networking, leadership and communication skills throughout my career.”l