11th October 2016

A message from the communications Officers

Hi all again! Again this weeks newsletter is chockablock so make sure you scroll down and take a look at everything! 


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On This Week


10th October








11th October

Fashion Show


(5-11pm - AHR/HGR)

24 Hour Musical 


(6:30-10:30pm - LTF)   


12th October








13th October

Fashion Show


(5-11pm - AHR/HGR)

24 Hour Musical 


(6:30-10:30pm - LTF)


14th October  







Notices from your Exec

This weeks intro video is from the Community Projects Officers! Check it out below!

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


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


Autumn elections!

Events happening At George's

24 Hour musical auditions


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.


Right to care: A training workshop on refugee healthcare rights (with free pizza!)

Are you interested in refugee and migrant rights? Have you ever wondered how this might affect YOUR practice as a healthcare professional in the future? 

Join St. George's Medsin (previously the Global Health Forum), Student Action for Refugees (STAR), and Protest & Activism Forum for a fantastic training workshop delivered by Medact Refugee Solidarity Group (on behalf of Doctors of the World).

Medact Refugee Solidarity Group will be delivering a training workshop for health professionals + students on the rights of refugees and migrants and the barriers to health care access in the UK. Medact Refugee Solidarity Group are a working group who are working to raise awareness and mobilise the health community to advocate for the rights of forced migrants. Their work stretches across education, advocacy and direct action.

Medical Aid for Palestinians, an organisation working for the health and dignity of Palestinians living under occupation and as refugees, will also be delivering a quick intro talk about displaced Palestinian refugees.


This workshop will include:
- Overview of the asylum process and immigration statuses
- Entitlement to healthcare in the UK and its barriers
- Identifying victims of trafficking and modern day slavery and its importance
- Practical advice for health professionals to ensure vulnerable patients receive care
- Why defending access to healthcare is important

All medical staff and students welcome!

Cost: FREE (plus pizza and a training certificate!)

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/311872535848273/ 

SPECTRUM trans counselling service

SGUL Hiking and Walking: Yorkshire 3 Peaks 

A 12 hour challenge across Yorkshire climbing the 3 highest fells: Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside. Up for the challenge?!!

Places are going fast!

Date and Time: 4th-6th November 

Cost: £60

Includes: accommodation in a bunkhouse (heated and with a kitchen), travel there, food and group equipment

Email: m1100938@sgul.ac.uk for more details and how to sign up.

Join the Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/283465635088562/


SGUL Sikh Society: Feed the Homeless

SGUL Sikh Society have teamed up with the Sikh Welfare and Awareness Team (SWAT) in a project to help the homeless of London. We have also reached out to HoMED society here at SGUL to collaborate with us on this project. 

SWAT is a charity who’s primary function is to unite and transform financially disadvantaged communities by focusing on projects which make a difference to people’s lives in the short term and improve their prospects in the long term.

They educate youngsters about the dangers of drug & alcohol abuse & have also established the "Homeless Project" where they go out & help the less fortunate on a regular basis.


If you would like to get involved in this amazing opportunity & make a real difference in people's lives then sign up now!


To get involved you’ll be required to attend a safeguarding training session, as you'll be dealing with vulnerable people:

On TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER 5:30-7:30pm in LTB

After the training there'll be a monthly opportunity to join SWAT in helping out the needy by handing out food & clothing. This does not have to be a monthly commitment however, you can come to as many or as few as you are able to.


Please sign the questionnaire in the link below with all your details to enrol on the training day:


If you have any questions then feel free to contact us :)


Findacure Student Essay Competition

Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation: BOOK

About the book:

Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation; A new textbook for medical students 

"Actually the medical students at St Georges Hospital had a key role in the publication of Learning Microbiology through Clinical Consultation and this is a great opportunity to say thank you. 

Of course the students that responded to my email must now be qualified doctors; the youngest was in year 2 and the oldest was just qualified, so they could be anything from foundation to registrar level. 

As you can see from the title page it was not just me that wrote the chapters but a consultant from your Hospital; Dr Breathnach , one of St Georges Hospitals microbiologists and head of the labs here. I had had some interaction with him because he had helped me with an antibiotics audit I had done at my practice. So I telephoned him and asked him to be a co-author on the project and he said ‘yes.’ Just like that! Without asking any questions at all! Of course then I explained a bit more so that he could change his mind if he wished, but he still said he would like to and I have really enjoyed working with him. Dr Breathnach’s descriptions and explanations are very clear, perhaps because he is already used to explaining things to medical students, he wrote down what he would normally explain to you in a lecture. 

So all in all, St Georges Hospital and Medical School has had a big influence on this project. It has allowed me the opportunity to write and complete this book and I would like to say THANKYOU! 

Yours Berenice 

Dr B Langdon 



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 and Lunch included.

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



From November to Easter 2017, MCS Projects Ltd 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.

They 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 Paul Waterworth (email below) your cv by Friday 14th October 2016. He will then arrange to meet with you on campus in order to discuss the events. You should have good communication skills with young people. Our website is www.mcsprojectsltd.co.uk

MCS Projects Ltd


Mobile:        07702 221938

Email:          paul.waterworth@mcsprojectsltd.co.uk


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


Spotlight on Science Lecture

For the next lecture in our popular Spotlight on Science series of events, Dr Tess Harris, Professor Christopher G Owen and Professor Michael Ussher will lecture on physical fitness and how to increase exercise in daily life.


The Great Grad Job Hunt

A new video diary peer-to-peer learning project taking place across the University of London, looking for participants (finalists and recent grads) who will gain access to extra careers support, a great experience and some financial compensation. The closing date is October 11th.
    Looking for engaging, energetic final year students/2016 graduates to join their new project #TheGreatGradJobHunt. Click https://goo.gl/rq7Wx6 for more info and to apply!

Outside Events

Bioscience Careers Festival

This is a fantastic event held by the Royal Society of Biology at Kings on the 15th October, with many speakers from industry, careers advice, plus employers attending. A link to the site is here: http://bcf.rsb.org.uk/




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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