10th January 2017

A message from the communications Officers


Hi all! Hope your first week back has been even fabby dabby-er than before and looming exams

aren't keeping you too down! Not much on this week but check out all the cool stuff going on below.

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 




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


9th January


Tooting Show

Audtions all week

(see below for details)



10th January



Auditions -7pm

- J1.1  



11th January 







12th January



Auditions -7pm

- J1.1  



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Notices from your Exec

this weeks video is from the events officers 

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


Message from VP Finance 

Dear All,

I wish you all a very happy new year and trust you got some R & R over the holiday season.

I have organised a minibus test to be held on 25th February 9am-2pm. If you would like any of your members to apply for this testplease email me no later than 5pm on Friday 11th February. This is the last test of the year and so it will be funded by the SU, unless your driver does not turn up on the day in which case your society will be expected to cover the £30 for the test slot.

Please let me know what year of study the proposed driver is in, the society(ies) they would drive for, their course, their age, confirm they have no points on their licence and have been driving for at least two years, and any additional information that may be pertinent - events the society is holding, how frequently, how far away, how close to train stations, how many other members have cars etc. Unfortunately there are only 10 spaces available so you may not be successful this time around.


end of exams/chinese new year boat party

Events happening At George's

Musical Auditions 

Into the Woods' is a Sondheim classic and was made into a hit film version in 2014! It tells the story of a baker and his wife who have to break the witch's curse in order to have a child. During theirjourney, their story is intertwined with those of familiar fairytale characters, such as Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack (and the Beanstalk)! Think fairy tales but with a dark twist, and lots of singing!

Tuesday 10th January - 18:30 J1.1
Thursday 12th January - 18:30 J1.1

Auditions aren't scary, with acting and singing segments, but all of these are done in small groups so you won't be on your own. All you need to do is come along with a song that you're comfortable singing for us (acapella and preferably a musical or Disney song!)

For more information about band, cast or crew, find our Facebook event or email us on m1400044


Tooting show auditions 




Win prizes for sharing your views

This week sees the launch of the National Student Survey and the Student Experience Survey. The National Student Survey is aimed at all final year students in the UK and administered externally by Ipsos Mori. The Student Experience Survey is for all other students and is our internal survey.


You should have received an email by now asking you to complete one or the other. The survey is a way of ensuring you have a student voice. All students who participate are able to claim a St George’s branded notebook as well as 10 points for the St George’s Award. You also have the opportunity to win one of several prizes.


The results from the survey are taken very seriously, and participating is an important contribution to the St George’s community. Your responses help us to identify areas in need of improvement, as well as helping us to celebrate the excellent work that is already taking place. Please share your honest views on your time at St George’s so far.


If you haven’t received an email with the relevant link email Paul Leech at experience@sgul.ac.uk.

BRITISH ORTHOPAEDIC ASSOCIATION:  Medical Student Prize  -  Essay Competition 2017.


Medical students are invited to submit an essay on “How can Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon’s interest the next generation of medical students in a Trauma and Orthopaedic career?”  (max. 1,000 words).  Winning essay receives:  £100 prize moneyBOA-recognised prizewith certificate, national oral/poster presentation at BOA annual congress and a BOA committee position for 1 year.  For details of how to enter visit www.boa.ac.uk


National Undergraduate Surgical Conference

Barts and The London Surgical Society is delighted to invite you to our 6th National Undergraduate Surgical Conference at Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital on 25th Febuary, 2017.


*****Call for Abstracts (Relating to any type of surgery)*****


>Original Research


>Interesting Case Presentations

>Poster Presentations


Why present at our conference?

- Presentations at a National Conference looks great on your CV.

- Develop your skills, that will be essential to your career progression.

- Presentations are an fundamental part of speciality training.

- Prizes will be awarded to the best poster, clinical case, and audit/research presentations. 


Submission details: Email conference@blsurgical.co.uk 

(Max 200 words excluding title, author and bibliography) 


*****Deadline for submissions: Thursday 14th January 2017*****


Why attend?

After huge success of our 5th National Surgical Conference, we proudly present our 6th National Surgical Conference this February being held at Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital. This year’s conference promises to be bigger and better. We will have lectures from world-renowned surgeons, exciting workshops, opportunities for you to present your work and much more!

If you have any queries please email: conference@blsurgical.co.uk

Best Wishes

BL Surgical Conference Committee

Outside Events

The National Undergraduate neuroanatomy competition


fy1 ready


Raising Martha

Raising Martha by David Spicer will be opening the Park Theatres new 2017 season, marking the show’s world premiere in PARK200.Starring the finest comedy ensemble live on stage, Joel Fry (ITV’s Plebs, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Sky’s You, Me and the Apocolypse)Tom Bennett (Netflix’s Mascots, E4’s Phone Shop)Jasper Britton (Richard II, RSC, The Libertine; Theatre Royal Haymarket)Julian Bleach(Doctor Who & best known for creating the role of MC in Shockheaded Peter) Jeff Rawle (Channel 4’s Drop The Dead Donkey, Hollyoaks, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Gwyneth Keyworth (E4’s Misfits, BBC’s The Great Outdoors)


Raising Martha follows the fortunes of a family frog farm in rural England and the efforts of the local constabulary to establish the exact whereabouts of the family’s long dead mother.


If you would more information please visit the website: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/raising-martha

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