4th October 2016

A message from the communications Officers

This weeks newsletter is jam packed with exciting things so you better take a look!!


If you have any ideas or would like to contribute, please let us know at 



On This Week


3rd October





4th October





5th October





6th October





7th October  

Open Mic Night

(SU Bar)



Notices from your Exec


If you missed the V-blogs from our Top 4 check out our YouTube Channel "St. George's Students' Union"!


This weeks intro video is from the Charities Officers 

help us pick a charity!

We'd love to here from you so click here to vote for your top two charities to support this RAG season


A Message from the heritage officers 

Thank you to everyone who took part in this years Wandsworth 8 - you all looked amazing!! We hope you all enjoyed as much as we did! 


This years winners are: Where the fuck is Berryland

This years best dressed: The Turner Family

Exec updates for september 



Freshers warned to be smart and avoid Modafinil

MHRA highlight the pitfalls of buying medicines online to students


'Smart drug' warning for students

The government's watchdog has issued a warning to students about the dangers of taking 'smart drugs'

Events happening At George's


Here's a quick message from the mixed hockey club!

We are a non competitive team who welcome any ability and we are all about having fun and enjoying a good (sometimes tipsy) game of hockey.
We have several friendly games lined up this year (the first is the 9th of October-£2 to play) as well as two tours (one local and one in Southampton). 
We are having a social on Friday the 7th of October meeting in the SU bar at 7:30 so please come along to get to know us before the first game!! 
If you have any questions please email me (the captain) at m1405768@sgul.ac.uk or Facebook message me.
You can also like the mixed hockey Facebook page to keep up to date with the club!
Mixed hockey love,
Alex, Alex, Chloe and Cerys 


Diwali Show Auditions 

Diwali Show 2016 Presents... Beauty and the Beast Audition Week 3rd to 7th October

Dance: https://www.facebook.com/events/298603320506679/

Music: https://www.facebook.com/events/101350443659750/

Acting: https://www.facebook.com/events/1126872877397363/

For any questions contact anyone in the committee who are tagged in this photo. Look forward to seeing you there.



SPACE (Student Parents and Carers Empowered) is a peer-led welfare support group for students with dependents. We provide a strong voice for students - like ourselves - who are balancing their studies around caring responsibilities.


To join us or to find out more about us and future events, email us at space@su.sgul.ac.uk.


We are next meeting on Wednesday 19th October for LTFT & Tea! There will be a talk for medical students on the reality of working Less Than Full Time, followed by a Meet & Greet for students on all courses. Please let us know if you would like to attend.




National MEDSOC Conference 2016

Dear St. George's Students' Union,

After a long summer of hard work (and, controversially, some rest), we are happy to share more details of this year's National MedSoc Conference!

You can find the full details below or on our website, but to summarise, the conference will feature:

  • talks from two fantastic speakers

  • inventive workshops tailored to diversifying the impact of your MedSocs

  • a 2 course black tie meal at St. Thomas’ Hospital, covered in the ticket price

  • social on Saturday evening, exploring the highlights of London Bridge and the surrounding area

  • accommodation hosted by GKT students, with the option of booking a hostel if preferred

  • tea, coffee, and other refreshments

The conference will be held over the 5th and 6th November 2016.

Thanks to our fantastic sponsor Wesleyan, we are able to provide the above for a mere £35pp!



- 29th October 2016 -

Pass the Situational Judgement Test is a revision course with a difference. It is delivered by the authors of Pass the Situational Judgement Test: A Guide for Medical Students, and recent Situational Judgement Test (SJT) candidates both scoring in the top 5% of the national cohort, Drs Cameron Green and Aaron Braddy.


This SJT revision course will provide a unique and all inclusive study day to gain Situational Judgement Test practice and prepare any final year medical student for their upcoming Situational Judgement Test Exam. It will include an overview of all relevant guidance needed to succeed in the SJT test, first-hand personalised Situational Judgement Test tips and hints, and worked SJT practice questions throughout the day! There will also be a mock exam to consolidate your learning from the revision course.

Tea & Coffee included.

Lunch included.


For more information please visit https:\\www.situationaljudgementtest.org




From November to Easter 2017, we are arranging Medical Days for Year 10s who are interested in careers in Medicine. They take place on Wednesday afternoons and are hosted by local Colleges across Greater London. The Year 10s are accompanied by their teachers.


We are seeking to recruit a team of medical students who will lead practical, medical-related activities with mixed-school teams of Year 10s. Students will be paid £60 per event plus £5 for travel expenses. The work is enjoyable!


If you are interested, please email me your cv by Friday 14th October 2016. I will then arrange to meet with you on your campus/hospital in order to discuss the events. You should have good communication skills with young people. Our website is www.mcsprojectsltd.co.uk

Paul Waterworth

MCS Projects Ltd


Mobile:        07702 221938

Email:          paul.waterworth@mcsprojectsltd.co.uk


Royal literary FUND Fellow

Marcy Kahan is our Royal Literary Fund Fellow. She is at SGUL on Mondays and Wednesdays in term time. Make an appointment by emailing rlf@sgul.ac.uk


Marcy is an award-winning playwright. Her theatre plays include: 20 Cigarettes (Soho Theatre) and a stage version of Nora Ephron’s When Harry Met Sally (Theatre Royal, Haymarket). She has written more than 30 highly urbane plays for BBC Radio, including the romantic comedy series Lunch  [2015 BBC Audio Drama Award for Best-Scripted Comedy]. Her BBC radio dramatisations include War & Peace and Huckleberry Finn.




This is how Marcy describes what happens in an RLF tutorial:

‘It's a confidential conversation focusing on any aspect of writing which the student would like to improve. I can offer practical techniques on structuring, drafting and editing. I can also advise on how to cope with paralysis, panic, procrastination. This is not a proof-reading or copy-editing service. I don’t offer lessons in grammar or English as a second language. (The Academic Skills Centre is the place to go for that help). I shall also refrain from advising about content or opining about marks - which is just as well, since I’m neither a scientist nor an academic.’


NUS offers this month 

Great news!! For a limited time only receive a £10 PizzaExpress voucher when you buy an NUS extra card!

16-25 Railcard
For a limited time only! Get an EXTRA £5 off a 16-25 Railcard! Increasing this discount to a whopping 16% off with NUS extra!



We would like to introduce an exciting and innovative GP Grand rounds program consisting of 6 lunchtime sessions spread over the academic year when an interesting case from primary care will be presented by experts and linked to core curriculum learning.


You will also have the opportunity to find out more about a career in General Practice, what you can do now as a student to help you on your way to becoming a GP as well as an opportunity to network with GP trainees and local GPs.


We are pleased to announce that the first session will be delivered by Dr Tom Coffey who is a local GP, advisor to the London Mayor and was previously Chelsea Football Club's team doctor.


All welcome to attend: Tue 18th Oct, 12.45-1.45pm Lecture theatre B.


GP Grand rounds team

Dr Saima Shah, Dr Judith Ibison, Dr Zahra Al-Raweshidy


Work the World Overseas Elective Information Session

Thinking about undertaking your elective abroad? You should be.

SIgn up now to save your space at our Overseas Elective Information Event here: http://www.worktheworld.co.uk/information-sessions-uk


At the event you’ll get tips on funding your elective, what to expect when travelling abroad, and hear from students who have already travelled with us. There will also be a Q&A in which you can ask whatever you like about our exciting range of destinations and the service we provide.


Speaking of our service, Work the World craft healthcare electives around the world tailored to your individual interests. With over 10 years of experience you just won't find a service this complete anywhere else.


When and Where is the Event?

Queen Mary University of London, West Smithfield Campus, Morris Lecture Theatre, Robin Brook Centre, EC1A 7BE (located within the grounds of St Bartholomew's Hospital, London)

13th October 2016 from 6.00pm - 7.30pm

Sign up and secure your spot now: http://www.worktheworld.co.uk/information-sessions-uk


Varma Lecture


Outside Events



Open Forum Events are pleased to invite you to the Public Health: Prevention in Practice conference. This event is designed to consider the current public health challenges in the UK today and explore the policies and solutions to influence and improve the health of the nation.

At Public Health: Prevention in Practice expert speakers will discuss the policy and delivery of public health initiatives and their impact on the population. Analysis of the strategies most likely to produce the desired results will be explored, culminating in a panel debate where opinions will be shared, discussed and questioned.



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