2nd May 2017

A message from the communications officers

Welcome back we hope you had a great easter break!!! Good luck to all the T years and final years with thier exams over the next few weeks.


Don't forget, for all the details, please open the full version of the newsletter using the links!! 

Alternatively, visit www.sgsu.org.uk and check out any of the newsletters there under the red 'Get Involved' tab and following the tabs. 


If you have any ideas or would like to contribute, please let us know at sucommunications@sgul.ac.uk! 


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Notices from your Exec



Everyone come join the fun, its a great George's tradition so why not have a go?

Even if you do not wish to join in, you may as well come up to the bar and enjoy a few pints or even just something non alcoholic! It's sure to be a good evening.

It's starting at 7pm and you will have all evening to complete the task, if you can't make it for 7 you can start later if you want to.


Senate of the month 

Congratulations to the year 3 Biomed reps Shehroz Mahmood, Hannah Edigin, Warren Kent, Tilakshy Puvanenthiran, and Fahd Arif for winning senate of the month!! 

St Georges anatomy challenge

Before Easter the St. George's Surgical Society hosted the first St. George's Anatomy Challenge along with Mr Philip Adds and Mr Paul Carter.

The competition was split over two days; the first day was held in the dissecting room and students individually answered anatomical questions based upon cadavers and prosections. The top 32 were invited to the second day and split into 8 teams of 4. They went through knock-out rounds of questions until two teams went head to head in the final to win the trophy.

This year's winners were Victor Bozo, Fraser Thomson, Joel Coombs, and Aditya Mavinkurve.

The event was very generously sponsored by MDU Student who sponsored the trophy, Elsevier who provided the textbooks for raffle prizes (won by Jordan Colman, Michael Moore, Parker O'Neill, and Misbah Sheikh and Dominos Pizza who provided pizzas for the competitors.

Keep an eye out for next year's competition for your chance to get your hands on the SGSS Anatomy Challenge Cup!


Student BMJ competitions

Events happening At George's

Sports massage fundraising event

Physio Soc are organising a sports massage fundraising event to raise money for Crisis the homeless charity.

All massage therapists will be fully qualified and insured and are fellow physio students. 

So come along and treat yourself to a sports massage on Friday 19th May!



International Maternity: womens bodies womens rights 

 It would be great for students of all subjects to attend, especially anyone who has an interest in women's health, obstetrics, neonatology and global maternity care.

All proceeds for the conference are being donated to the charity Maternity Worldwide so we are hoping to sell out in order to raise as much as possible for them

Tickets can be bought here


Health Talks 

Series of free talks presented by clinical and medical experts with Q&A at the end. 


To book a free place email members@stgeorges.nhs.uk




Drug trial seeks healthy volunteers

Cardiologist Dr Bode Ensam is recruiting healthy volunteers to take part in a new research study conducted at St George's.

The study will look at how the cardiac drug Ajmaline acts on healthy subjects.

Participants will undergo comprehensive cardiac testing while taking the drug and a fee will be payable. 

If you are interested in taking part, please complete a short online confidential questionnaire which can be accessed here

Eligible candidates must be;

·Between the ages of 18-65                

·Free from any cardiac symptoms

·White Caucasian      

·Not on any cardiac medication

Fee of £100 for subjects accepted to the trial 


2018 Japanese Government Postraduate Scholarship

Applications for the 2018 Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarship is now open and application forms are available to download from the Embassy of Japan website at: http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/mext_postgrad.html


The closing date for applications is: Thursday 1 June 2017 5pm (GMT). 

This scholarship is tenable for 24 months from April 2018 or 18 months from September/October 2018, including 6 months of Japanese language education, and NO prior knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary.

Research or study can be undertaken in almost any field as long as it is relevant to a grantee’s field of expertise or previous study and it is possible to be enrolled onto a Master’s/PhD course on this scholarship

Any questions should be emailed to scholarship@ld.mofa.go.jp


Job oppurtunity 

An opportunity exists for 3rd, 4th and final year medical students to work in a GP surgery in Esher.

Esher Green Surgery requires assistance to go through patient hospital letters and action the appropriate management plans. Full training will be provided. Please email the practice manager: lynnsiveyer@nhs.net if you have any queries and to obtain further details regarding the role, hours and payment.

Thank you for your interest


RAMS international summer school neurosurgery 2017

Would you like to be a Neurosurgeon for a day? Learn the state of art of Neurosurgery in one week? Apply for the RAMS International Summer School Neurosurgery 2017!


This first Neurosurgery Summer School for students in Europe will take place 10-14 July at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.


You can apply for the one-day workshop, where you will be testing your Neurosurgical skills. In addition, the Summer School will feature numerous lectures given by Neurosurgeons and Neuroscientists from the Netherlands, the UK and Germany. All students will participate in a neuroanatomy course.


Due to major interest, we advise you to apply as soon as possible!


Fee for five day programme: €99,-*

Additional workshop: €249,-

You will receive a discount of €20,- if you sign up for both the five day programme and workshop.


The number of participants is limited to 40. Selection will be based on CV and motivation letter (1 A4). Please follow our Facebook event page for further information or contact summerschool@ramsresearch.nl for any questions.


*The fee includes a five day programme of Neurosurgery courses, lunch, three dinners, a bicycle and drinks. The fee also includes ± €100 of funding from RAMS.

It does not include housing, but we are happy to help you find affordable accommodation.


Apply now to the summer dissection programme

Each year the Anatomy Faculty at St George’s run an intensive four-week Summer Dissection Programme between July- August. The aim of the programme is to provide material for next year’s teaching, as well as providing students with the opportunity to improve the quality of their knowledge of anatomy through active dissection. Furthermore, participants who successfully complete the programme are able to carry out a further 1-week of Deep Dissection (14th- 18th August), subject to passing the following prerequisites:

* 100% attendance during programme

* Completion of assigned work within allocated timeframe


In addition, participants who complete the 2017 programme will be given a one year contract as a demonstrator for academic year 2017-18.

Programme Dates: 6th July- 11th August (excluding 20th July, 2nd- 4th August).

Number of positions: 48

More info here.

Application form


job oppurtunity

The Westminster Physiotherapy and Pilates Centre are looking for an evening receptionist to welcome in patients and receive payment, as well as check in clients for Pilates and yoga classes. We are a well-established physiotherapy practice with Pilates and yoga classes taking place at lunch time and in the evening.

We also have Pilates Instructors, massage therapists, nutritionist, personal trainer and clinical psychologists attached to the practice.


You will need to be able computer literate, have good interpersonal skills and have a pleasant telephone manner.


You will need to be available on:

* Mondays 5.20pm-7.20pm

* Tuesdays 5.20pm-7.20pm

* Wednesdays 5.20pm-7.20pm

* Some flexibility available

We are a 3 minute walk from Victoria Station.
If you are interested please send your CV to reception@westminsterphysio.co.uk Please

view our website: www.westminsterphysio.co.uk


Student volunteers needed


The South London Work Experience Project is looking for volunteers to help at 2 careers days on Friday 12th and Monday 22nd May. The events will promote careers within the NHS to pupils in years 10 and 11.


Your main responsibility will be to escort groups of pupils to a range of careers sessions and you may also be required to facilitate a workshop. The event will run between 10am - 3pm on both days and you will be required to sign up for a tour which is expected to last @ 2 hours.


There will be a volunteer meeting prior to the careers day where you will be briefed on the program for the day and you will also receive details of your role and responsibilities as a volunteer.


To sign up or to request additional details please contact Chloe Richardson, Project Officer: Chloe.richardson@gstt.nhs.uk


Scholarship oppurtunity from rugby welfare 

I've been through University and it's a tough time financially for students and it's also hard to stay fit and healthy with all the social pressures around them. This is a reason why I'd like to offer this opportunity to your students. 

£500 is available to the winner and we do this twice a year. The winner will also get a free bundle of clothing that can be worn in and out of the gym, around campus etc. 


Eligibility Requirements


In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:


  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a University from 2016/17 onwards.
  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution
  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian
  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of institution you are attending or plan to attend. 
  • Must provide your written essay (word doc) by the deadline of May 27th, 2017
  • A winner will be chosen on June 3rd, 2017. 
  • All essay submissions should be sent to scholarship@rugbywarfare.com

Outside Events

The medical women's federation centenary celebrations 

Founded in 1917 and is today the largest and most influential body of women doctors in the UK. Our aims are to advance the personal and professional development of women in medicine, to change discriminatory attitudes and practices and to work on behalf of women patients and their families. Membership for students is only £20 per annum.


Our Centenary Celebrations, '100 Years of Medical Women: The Past, Present and Future', are taking place in London from Tuesday 9th May - Saturday 13th May 2017. To mark this historic occasion, we are hosting a series of lectures and networking opportunities. You can see the latest copy of the programme here.  All medical professionals, both MWF members and non-members, are invited to this week of events. We look forward to sharing these celebrations with hundreds of our guests from across the globe.  Click here to book.  


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