15th November 2016

A message from the communications Officers

Hello Again! Glad to see you're getting involved and having a read :)

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! Oh yes - it's gonna be as good as it sounds!!!!

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 Student's 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.


On This Week


14th November









15th November









16th November



UH sports night






17th November

 Tackling Xenophobia 




Beauty and the Beast 


Monckton LT 


18th November 


Beauty and the Beast 


Monkton LT




Notices from your Exec

come find out what exec is up to 

Exec meetings are open to everyone so why not come along to our next meeting today at 5.30pm in H2.5 and see what we're up to 

This week our CPOs cleared out loads of old stuff from the CP cupboard - thanks guys! 


Steering group

First ever Steering Group to happen at SGUL on 24/11/2016 in LTF to discuss: 'Does your SU represent YOU?' This will be a platform to discuss any concerns with regards to representation in the following areas, but not limited to: age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief.



Lost property -  come and get your things!

We have a considerable amount of lost property in the office!! We mostly have clothing but there are also several bags and a couple of keys. It will all be disposed of if it hasn’t been collected by the end of the month.


V-Blog from your campaigns officers

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


How to survive your first student home 

From avoiding food poisoning to making sure you don't burn the house down, we have everything covered in our student guide.



Events happening At George's

gp grand round session 2

GP Grand round session 2: Tue 22nd Nov 12.45-1.45pm, Lecture Theatre B

Following on from the success of the first GP grand round, we are pleased to announce the second (of six) in this series which will be held on Tue 22nd Nov (12.45-1.45pm) in lecture theatre B.

We are pleased to announce that this session will be delivered by Dr Waqaar Shah who is a local GP as well as the RCGP Clinical Expert in Opthalmology. Dr Shah is also a panel member of a number of national committees as well as the chairman of the NICE Guideline Committee for macular degeneration. Dr Shah will present an interesting ophthalmology case which will be 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.

All welcome to attend: Tue 22nd Nov, 12.45-1.45pm Lecture theatre B.

Come to the launch of the Student Experience Network

The first Student Experience Network will take place on Wednesday 23 November from 12.30pm to 1.30pm in Lecture Theatre F.

The network will give the St George’s community the opportunity to come together to help make a positive change to student experience. Staff and students are welcome to attend.

Professor Deborah Bowman, Academic Lead for Quality and Partnerships, will lead the first session and focus on the Student Experience Action Plan, before discussing projects that are taking place and how people can get involved via upcoming events.

During the coming months the network will be hosting a range of events. These will include guest speakers sharing best practice, workshops and seminars.

There will also be an opportunity for everyone to get involved by sharing opinions, ideas and solutions. 

Drinks and sandwiches will be available in the lobby area half an hour before and after the event. In line with the current ‘Respect’ campaign, food and drink will not be allowed in the lecture theatre.

If you have any questions about the event, please email Paul Leech, Student Experience and Graduation Coordinator, at pleech@sgul.ac.uk.



Childreach international

Are you ready for a summer of a lifetime? How does travelling to Peru or Tanzania sound? Well next August we are sending out 2 teams to take on a challenge in aid of a child rights charity, Childreach International.


You could be heading out to trek to the Lost City of the Incas… Machu Picchu! You’ll get the opportunity to trek through the Andes in Peru to the ruins of Machu Picchu followed by the opportunity to explore on your own independent travel with so much choice ranging from exploring the Amazon, Lake Titicaca or even trying out some water sports! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSHw3r5JJV4If that wasn’t enough we also have a team heading out to  Tanzania for you to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world… Mount Kilimanjaro! Heading out to Tanzania in the Summer, it will take 6 days to climb to Uhuru Peak and summit the Mountain at 5,895m above sea level! You’ll also get the opportunity to visit one of Childreach International’s projects when you are out there to see the work that you are helping to support. A great video of the challenge can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5k6ubbZgx0


We have a limited number of spaces left on the St George’s teams heading out next summer. To find out more  please get in contact with Zara by emailing zara.canfield@childreach.org.uk

Tackling Xenophobia: Open Discussion with Guest Panel

Thurs 17th Nov


Michael Heron Lecture Theatre

Xenophobia is on the rise & affects us all. Join our huge multi-society event to come together with other students to share how it affects us individually and find ways that we can tackle it as a community.

The discussion will be joined by our guest panel of invitees. Our first announced guest is Margot Turner, George's senior lecturer, who has for years been a beacon for student organising around social justice issues. More names will be announced soon!

Hosted by 6 St George's Societies: Afrocaribbean Soc, SGUL Amnesty,  Intersectional Feminism Soc, Medsin, Protest & Activism Forum, and Student Action for Refugees (STAR). Join us to be part of the Fight Back against Xenophobia!

Free Event - All Students Welcome - See the Facebook event for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1177742672264406

SPECTRUM trans counselling service

Explore Archives handling session

Monday 21st November 12.30-1.30pm

We're very excited to announce that we are taking part in the National Explore Your Archives week. We are holding an archives handling session inviting staff and students to get hands on with history with a selection of treasures from our archives.

We are therefore inviting you see what is held in our archives and hear what stories they can tell us about the history of St George’s.

Booking is required and places are limited, so please contact archives@sgul.ac.uk to reserve your place. We’ll also have exclusive postcards featuring some of our archive treasures for attendees to take home.


alistair hunter sports fund

St George’s, University of London students have a long tradition of successfully integrating their professional training with participation in sport at a high level.  Through the generosity of our alumni, we are now able to encourage students currently upholding this tradition to fulfil their ambitions through a series of sports bursaries.

All students are invited to apply for a grant from Alastair Hunter Sports Fund. The sports bursaries are intended to support students participating in a sport at a high level or with the potential to do so, with their sporting ambitions

Awards of up to £1,000 are available and an awarding panel will assess applications to enable as many students as appropriate to access some funding.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered by the awarding panel

Details of the bursary can be found via the following link:


Closing date for all applications (including additional paperwork and references): 2nd December 2016 by email only to studentfinance@sgul.ac.uk

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Help film interviews for EDAY 

Do you fancy yourself as the next big film or television director?

Do you have a keen interest in media and filming?

Do you want to know more about the work that the CCG is doing?


An exciting opportunity has arisen for two youth health jurors to take part in filming interviews of community organisations at our EDAY event about the work that they do.  Our communications team will arrange quick, structured interviews with 2-3 questions that will be filmed.  You will be able to get an insight on how filming works as well as get involved.


EDAY (equalities, delivery, action, yes!) is a celebration of our approach to Equality and Diversity.  The event will be on Friday 25 November from 10am – 4pm (filming will not take up the whole day).


If you are interested in taking part in this fantastic opportunity please do let me know as soon as possible as it is first come first served. jennifer.sangalang@wandsworthccg.nhs.uk


Become a volunteer – get free film training

Want to make engaging programmes? Frustrated by the mainstream media? Our pioneering school of Citizen TV, WORLDbytes, offers free camera training to anyone interested in making hard-hitting programmes which challenge the status quo. Join us for our open evening at the WORLDwrite centre in Hackney on Thursday 17th November 2016 at 7.30pm. You can apply online here: http://www.worldbytes.org/become-a-volunteer

We are also offering internships and work placements.


Physiotherapy at 2017 london marathon

The Events Fundraising Officer for Seafarers-UK, a major charity working to support the maritime community, is looking for 2-3 Physiotherapy students to provide post-race massage therapy for their runners, and are keen to source those who have proper training, particularly with sports physiotherapy.


They have 35 runners in the 2017 London Marathon, and organise a post-race reception on board HQS Wellington, a beautiful ship on the Thames. They are willing to cover travel expenses, and will provide food and drink all day.


If you are qualified to help with this, please contact alex.ward@seafarers-uk.org.


E-Cigarette research Project: Volunteers wanted


British society for haematology essay competition
The British Society for Haematology invites Undergraduate medical and BMS students from UK schools in any year of training to write an essay on:

“Discuss the impact of obesity on the incidence and management of haematological disorders”

There will be a prize of £500 for the winner and £250 for the runner-up.
There will be a 2,500 word limit excluding references.  Maximum of 20 references in any standard style
Format: Word Doc ONLY, no PDFs or Docx, please.  Font to be Arial point 11 with line spacing of 11/2.
Entries may be checked for plagiarism.
Please send entries to Roberta Filippi  at: Roberta@b-s-h.org.uk by 31 December 2016.
MEDICAL Notes summariser

A medium sized GP Practice in Roehampton is looking for a Medical Notes Summariser / Coder . This would be on a weekly basis and the hours would vary depending on what you could offer. For further information please contact me via email: wendy.green6@nhs.net



Choose the best regions, specialties and hospital rotations for you using the five-star ratings for each rotation at each hospital, based on 100,000 data points from the GMC National Training Survey, as well as reviews written by doctors who have worked in that rotation before. Its the ‘TripAdvisor' for NHS jobs.


Over 6,000 doctors use the service every week. You can join them at www.messly.co.uk


Outside Events

Buried child 

We would love to offer your students £25 tickets to see Buried Child during November. 

For the first time, the multi-award winning international star Ed Harris will appear on the West End Stage in the critically acclaimed New York production of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child.

Set in 1979 rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest, Buried Child is a dark, macabre and painfully funny family drama that is as relevant now as it was during its first run almost 40 years ago.


Joining Harris is Jeremy Irvine making his west end debut and Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominated Amy Madigan.


When booking tickets online simply enter the code STUDENT when prompted on the transaction page. This offer is only available for a limited time and is not valid for all performances so please see attached JPG for specifics.


Please visit the Buried Child play website page for more information and booking details: http://www.buriedchildplay.co.uk/



ASIt international surgical conference 

The 2017 ASiT International Surgical Conference will be held in the beautiful seaside town of Bournemouth, 31st March – 2nd April 2017. With a fantastic line up of plenaries and workshops, covering topics across surgical practice, training and research, there is something for delegates of all stages of training. Don’t miss our legendary gala dinner!


Speakers include:

  • Presidents of all four Surgical Royal Colleges

  • Chief Scientific Officer Chair of the Joint Committee on Surgical Training

  • Director of Medecins Sans Frontieres

  • Chair of the General Medical Council


With 10 high-quality, low-cost courses on offer, ASiT can add value to your conference experience. Courses cover technical and non-technical skills across a number of disciplines and specialty groups; from Laparoscopic Skills or Ultrasonography, to Leadership or Global Surgery.


For more details see:


Dementia: Implementing Better Care

One year from the publication of the Challenge on Dementia 2020 Implementation Plan, Dementia 2017: Implementing Better Care is taking place to provide the opportunity to discuss the quality and consistency of dementia care across England, the initial outcomes of pilot programmes that have been created and the emerging innovations to ensure high standards of care and support for those with dementia and their families

This agenda will explore how to reduce dementia inequalities from the best practice approaches across the country. The significant inconsistencies shown on the NHS Dementia Atlas released in August 2016, has encouraged national organisations such as NHS England and Public Health England to advise on the support of people with dementia from a variety of communities. Care Quality Commission has promoted inspections to local dementia groups to get feedback about services and examine the key priorities for improving provision of quality, promoting contributions from local dementia groups, volunteers and carers.

For more information click here


Transformation: A Music Event to Change Lives

Trauma kills more people under the age of 40 than cancer, yet it remains a misunderstood and underfunded health crisis that no one is talking about.
Until now...
On 19.11.16 We Fight Back
Transformation: A Music Event to Change Lives
With No1 singer/songwriter Becky Hill, double MOBO nominee Kojey Radical, NME favourites Beach Baby and the stunning vocals of Rukhsana Merrise, this is one of the hottest tickets in November.
And we have a special discount for students - a huge 35% off general admission price – just £10.
Availability is limited, so get your £10 tickets to see 4 amazing artists perform in aid of Barts Charity's Trauma Appeal by visiting www.bartscharity.org.uk/transformation and enter the code STUDENT


Insight into medicine conference


JTG Annual Scientific Conference 2017

Austin Court, Brindleyplace, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham , United Kingdom, B1 2NP

The JTG committee are pleased to announce the launch of the JTG Conference 2017! Join us for two trauma themed days of talks, presentations and posters from nationally renowned leaders in the field.

When is it? 21-22 January 2017. It's held over a weekend so hopefully less people need to skip university or sort out annual leave.

Where? Birmingham. Central location with great transport links, and should be good practice for you for the BAOMS conference later next year.

What’s the theme? Trauma! With Birmingham being home to one of the busiest civilian and military trauma units in Europe we thought what else?!

Can I present there? Of course! We have posters and oral presentations. Email your 200 word abstract.

Please note the 30th November deadline and abstracts will not be considered without registering.

You can send as many abstracts as you like – there is no limit!

How much is it? £80 for the conference but up to a 25% discount if you get moving! The first 20 delegates get £10 off!

All BAOMS members get £10 off too! Email the office for membership enquiries.

Will there be a party? Of course! Saturday night. Black tie. The Old Library in Birmingham. Quirky, posh venue. Bubbly reception, three course dinner, dancing. £50 extra but worth every penny.

Also some warm up drinks on the Friday night to make friends before the conference officially starts.

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