Timeline

Events relevant to the campaign

  • Public Petitions Committee

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    September 2020

  • Student Paramedics on the Poverty Line published

    We published our student report.

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    September 2020

  • Petition surpasses 25,000 signatures

    Our Change.org petition officially surpasses 25k signatures.

    August 2020

  • Scottish Labour back the campaign!

    The call for a bursary for student paramedics is back by Scottish Labour

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    August 2020

  • FM asked about support for student paramedics at FMQs

    The Scottish Government's First Minister was asked by Liam McArthur MSP about introducing a bursary scheme to support student paramedics.

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    August 2020

  • Scottish Liberal Democrats Publicly Announce Support

    The Scottish Lib Dem party publicly announces support for the campaign.

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    August 2020

  • Campaign Officially Launches

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    August 2020

  • Petition Reaches 15,000 Signatures

    Our Change.org petition has now been signed and supported by over 15,000 members of the public.

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    August 2020

  • 10,000 Petition Supporters

    Our Change.org petition has surpassed 10,000 signatures lobbying for a student paramedic bursary.

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    August 2020

  • Change.org petition started

    An online petition was started on Change.org.

    June 2020

  • UK Government classify paramedics in short supply

    The UK updated their immigration rules during June 2020. This update seen paramedics as one of the professions still listed as under-occupied.

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    June 2020

  • Paramedic students sign up to help during the coronavirus crisis

    Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students responded to Scotlands plea for assistance during the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

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    April 2020

  • Paramedics deemed in short supply

    In 2019, the Scottish Government highlighted several professions in short supply. Paramedics were seen on this occupational shortage list.

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    March 2019

  • 39% Ambulance Staff Reported Suffering from PTSD

    That is five times as high as soldiers returning from combat

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    April 2018