New England Rural Club for Health Alliance

NERCHA is the University of New England branch of the National Rural Health Students’ Network (NRHSN).

We aim to support students with a rural background and foster interest in rural health equity in students from non-rural backgrounds. We consist primarily of medical, pharmacy, psychology, biomedical, nursing and social work students who are driven to gain a deeper understanding of the health inequities in rural communities.

The National Rural Health Students Network (NRHSN) has over 9000 members from 29 health clubs around Australia. Together we form a collective voice for nursing, medical and allied health students who are passionate about improving health outcomes for rural and remote Australians.

NERCHA holds several events throughout the year, including speaker nights, rural high school visits, lunch events and charity fundraisers. We also encourage our members to participate in events such as the National University Rural Health Conference (NURHC) and Rural Appreciation Weekend (RAW); events which provide students with an opportunity to meet like-minded students from throughout Australia.

In addition to signing up to NERCHA, we encourage our members to join the NRHSN at