3rd January 2017

A message from the communications Officers



We hope you've all had a fabby dabby break and are ready and rested for the term ahead! 


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. 


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ASK deborah! send in your questions now!!

For those of you who don't know Deborah Bowman, she is one of our most highly esteemed Medical Law and Ethics Lecturers here at George's.

Following from her previous role as Dean for Students she has kindly agreed to run an agony aunt style column for our newsletter.

Therefore... we would like to hear your 'agony aunt questions'! For confidentiality reasons we obviously

would not be publishing names in the response in the newsletter. Please send your questions to sucommunications@sgul.ac.uk.

The first article can be found at https://www.sgsu.org.uk/advice/wellbeing/askd1/ .


On This Week


2nd January



3rd January



4th January 



5th January



   6th January  


 Not much going on this week so ease yourselves back into the new year!!


Notices from your Exec

this weeks video is from the representation officers 

Take a look back at the previous V-Blogs on our YouTube Channel - St George's Students' Union.

Message to all sports and societies

Dont forget to send your online constitutions and handovers to societies@su.sgul.ac.uk by the 10th of January!!



ethics week is coming next week so be sure to look for all the exciting events around the SU!!



Message form your Charities officers 

We are looking for some amazing volunteers to take part in this years Take Me Out as part of RAG week (w/b 13th Feb) 

We've also got an event coming up this Saturday- a party for teenagers with chronic illnesses on the renal and haematology wards at georges and we've got some pretty cool acts lined up including four of diamond from X factor


To find out more contact us on the RAG page on FB or email us- 



Message from your BMA Reps

Hello - first of all we’d like to introduce ourselves as your representatives to the BMA Medical Schools Committee. We can help with any issues that impact you as a medical student and raise this with the BMA for advice and change. We can also deal with queries regarding the Junior Doctor contract situation.


BMA Conference

The BMA Medical School Committee is holding it’s annual conference on 28th & 29th April 2017 at BMA House, Tavistock Square. Conference is when students from all UK medical schools come together to propose motions and debate them to set BMA policy for the following year. Conference is great fun and involves exciting debates, keynote speakers (Lord Robert Winston attended last year) and workshops including public speaking skills, medical ethics and politics. Attendance to conference is free (reasonable travel expenses, hotel, and formal dinner all free) and provides great opportunities to network and meet other medical students, especially at the formal dinner.


Please email m1400037@sgul.ac.uk if you are interested in attending the conference, have ideas for motions you would like to be seen debated, or would like further information.


Your BMA reps,

Isabel Griffiths (Rep) & Joseph Wenden (Deputy)



Events happening At George's

Tooting show auditions 




Mayor launches search for London’s young green entrepreneurs

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a search for the brightest student entrepreneurial talent with ideas for ‘green’ business projects to help tackle urgent environmental problems facing the capital. The competition is supported by the Citi Foundation.


Entrants to the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition will use their creativity to pitch projects that take on London’s green challenges, from tackling pollution and boosting air quality to lowering carbon footprints.


They will shape their ideas with the help of mentoring from business experts, before pitching their final projects to a panel of investors at City Hall – and Citi will give the winning project £20,000 in start-up funding.


Winning projects from previous years include Bio-bean, which turns London’s coffee waste into advanced biofuels for use in heating and transport, and Aeropowder, which turns waste feathers into a range of new materials like building insulation. Another previously shortlisted project took on food waste (Solveiga's Bump Mark) with a bio-reactive label that warns exactly when food has gone off.


Since being elected Sadiq has put green issues at the very top of his agenda. He is consulting on a bold and wide-ranging package of measures to clean up London’s air and has also urged producers, retailers, restaurants and consumers to take collective action to reduce food waste, among other initiatives.


The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, said: “From cleaning up our filthy air to boosting recycling and cutting food waste, our student entrepreneurs could help solve some of the serious challenges our city faces. “London is the best place in the world to launch and grow a business and a leading centre for green technology. With our many world-leading universities in the capital, I’m sure this competition will generate some truly innovative solutions to help boost London’s environment.”


The Mayor has recruited 15 student interns to work with him to promote the competition across London universities.


Citi’s Chairman of Energy Banking and Head of Climate & Sustainability Council in EMEA, Niels Kirk, said: "Sustainable solutions to urban challenges are critical for the future competitiveness of global cities like London. Young people have a vital role to play. These awards encourage innovation and an entrepreneurial mind-set, not only unleashing young people’s potential to solve major challenges, but also helping them develop vital skills for their future careers.


“That's why these awards are such an important part of the Citi Foundation's global Pathways to Progress initiative, harnessing the creativity and drive of London's students to develop innovative, sustainable business models, whilst also building their capabilities as London's next generation of entrepreneurs. We're excited to be supporting for the second year."

For more information see website

Entries must be submitted by midnight on February 12 via www.london.gov.uk/entrepreneur

The winner will be announced in March.


Calling Medical Student Volunteers!

Get involved in cutting edge research to train surgeons of the future! It is a global collaborative between Imperial College London, AO Foundation and other leading centres. We aim to develop and validate a Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA - list of operative steps and decision points) for an orthopaedic trauma procedure and we need your help to see if it works.

Here are some important details:

* There is NO need to prepare – just turn up!

* All data is anonymous and only used as research data

* The study will take place in Charing Cross Hospital in the MSK Lab (Level 7 East)

* The study does not involve too much time and allows flexibility

* You will need to offer an hour per week for 3 weeks

* You will receive a formal Certificate of Participation for your CV and portfolio


If you would like to participate, or you would like further information, please contact: Mr Rahul Bhattacharyya at rahulbhattacharyya09@gmail.com


National Student Awards 

We are inviting institutions to participate in a National Students Awards in arts, sports, entrepreneurship, community service and researches.

We really appreciate your institution nominees. 

To nominate please check: http://www.studentsblueboard.com/nomination-form.html


Neurology revison course 

The 4th annual one-day revision course in neurology is now open for registration. The course covers neurological examination for finals and the clinical signs encountered. It will be on Saturday 28th January 2017 at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery in Queen Square, London. It is free and kindly sponsored by MPS. If you're interested, you can sign up at https://goo.gl/qpU2MZ or email finalsneurology@gmail.com for more information. 

Outside Events

Student Master Class in Leukaemia
All you need to know for finals and more

Saturday, 28th January 2017, at St Mary’s Hospital, London

Cockburn Lecture Theatre


Sponsored by the Derek Johnson / Mike Rawson Leukaemia Fund, the British Society for Haematology and Imperial College


The programme will include a series of tutorials and talks covering all aspects of leukaemia, concluding with a quiz to test the attendees knowledge.


Professor Barbara Bain and Tim Littlewood, BSH President, are among our speakers on the day as you will be able to see in the draft programme attached.


Registration fee is only £20 and includes lunch and refreshments.

Register here


Regional OSCE revision day

SORA National Conference 2017

Looking to present a piece of research you have done and gain recognition? Are you interested in academic medicine? Want to know what it takes to make the Academic Foundation Programme? Simply interested in gaining research opportunities? 


Imperial College Society of Research and Academia presents the National Conference 2017! This is taking place on the 18thof March and is an opportunity to showcase your work by delivering either an oral or poster presentation. This can be done by emailing an abstract of no more than 300 words to icsmsora@ic.ac.uk. Submission is now live! Prizes will be awarded for the best poster and oral presentations! The deadline for this is Friday the 17th February.


Furthermore, with our fantastic line up of inspiring speakers, you can learn about the research options and academic career choices available. We’ll also be holding a diverse range of engaging workshops, including a workshop on how to master the AFP application and interview, lead by experts to help you hone the skills needed to succeed in this field. We welcome everyone from all universities and encourage anyone interested in research to attend!


This is a fast selling event so be sure not to miss out! Tickets are available here for only £7: https://www.imperialcollegeunion.org/shop/club-society-project-products/society-of-research-and-academia-products/15773/sora-national-conference-ticket


For further updates, join our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/564511307076077/

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