15th May 2017

A message from the communications officers

Are you psyched for May Ball tomorrow? WE ARE!! Can't wait to see you all looking glam.

Not a lot going on events-wise this week (except May Ball! Eeeekkkk!!) but this edition is stuffed full of job opportunities and a brand spanking new Ask Deborah!


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If you have any ideas or would like to contribute, please let us know at sucommunications@sgul.ac.uk! 


On This Week



15th May






16th May






17th May



Coaches @ 5pm



18th May






19th May

Physio Soc

  Massage Fundraising 

10-4 @ H5.15


Notices from your Exec

Ask Deborah! 

Dear Deborah... My semester 1 results weren't as good as I was expecting and I'm worried I won't be able to keep up throughout my degree. How should I make sure I keep up and not get over stressed?

First of all, well done on getting through those first exams. I know. I can almost hear you telling me that I seem to be missing the point: your results. We’ll get to those. But first, it is worth taking a moment to think about what you have achieved and learned from these pesky exams because those are the foundations on which you’ll be building for the rest of your degree.

I am guessing that you are probably not used to disappointing results. Most people arrive at University with a history of performing well in exams. Often, students are used to being if not the top of the class, very near the top of the class. Most will come from a school environment where the expectations were clear, the volume and varieties of exam possibilities were limited and a teacher and/or parent were in the background nagging or cheering you on to do what you had to do.  

Then you get to University. Everyone is clever. Everyone appears to know their stuff (that word ‘appears’ is important – we will return to it). Everyone seems to be able to balance the joys and pressures of finding new friends, making the most of opportunities and enjoying George’s life whilst still getting the work done. ....

Read on at https://www.sgsu.org.uk/advice/wellbeing/askd3/



      Tuesday 23rd May 2017 

       5.30pm - room tbc!

SGSU elections are coming!! Stay tuned! 


Student BMJ competitions

Events happening At George's

Sports massage fundraising event

Physio Soc are organising a sports massage fundraising event to raise money for Crisis the homeless charity.

All massage therapists will be fully qualified and insured and are fellow physio students. 

So come along and treat yourself to a sports massage on Friday 19th May!





JOB OPPORtunity 

Do you have what it takes to be part of a young dynamic enthusiastic team?

Five Star Crew Co Ltd are recruiting in London. 

Who are we:We are an experienced events crewing company who provide strong able and energetic crew to multi-task within the events industry. 

Sectors: Conference, exhibition, Iconic venues, fashion, awards show, music and festival sectors throughout the U.K. 

Types of work: Staging, structures, rigging, lighting, sound, scenic, truck loading - every project is different. 

Who: We are after 'like-minded' self-motivated, physically fit individuals who would like to be part of an amazing team to meet the ever-growing client demand.

Skill-sets required: Well mannered, confident, polite, presentable, pro-active, punctual and reliable with an enthusiastic zest for life. No pre-experience is necessary, just keenness and willing to learn is all we ask. 

Health & Safety: 5 Star Crew will provide corporate wear - such as hard hat, gloves, T shirts and Hi-viz. steel toe cap boots are required to comply with full health & safety regulations.

Additional qualifications: Experience or qualified with the following qualifications, even better, just let us know. 
E.g: Fork Lift (various), IPAF, PASMA, SPA H&S Passport, First Aid, SIA- licence, NRC Certificate 
Other: Carpentry, set building, stage construction, lighting, sound, structures and all technical.

Rates: We pay the best rates in the crewing industry and are constantly monitoring and rewarding individuals on their progress. We look forward to welcoming you to our team.

Exciting!: The events industry is an exciting vibrant work place with no two days being the same. Everyday is a new experience.


Touch base: Please give us a call, text or drop us an email with a simple introduction about yourself to: joinus@5starcrewco.com/Kieran 07455397606.


JOB Opportunity

A local resident is looking for someone to pick up her children from school at 16.20 and babysit them at her home until she gets back from work at 18.15 a couple of days a week.

Both the school and home are in Tooting Bec

Paying £40 a week for both days. Starting in September.

Contact m1101677@sgul.ac.uk if interested 


Women's basketball coach needed

The womens basketball tema are in need of a new coach for next year!

Training sessions Mondays 5.30-7.30 Wednesdays 4.20-6.20, starting September.

For Further information to contact m1205939@sgul.ac.uk


Tennis Centre Receptionist- Weekend Role Immediate Start

All Star Tennis allstartennis.co.uk is a vibrant, friendly group of people dedicated to delivering Tennis in the London area. We are currently looking for a few people to help us grow the company so we can achieve our goal to provide affordable open access tennis to everyone. Currently we run 28 courts across 6 venues in South London and are in the middle of an extensive resurfacing programme that includes 19 resurfaced tennis courts and a multisport surface at Tooting Common.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a venue including but not limited to:

• Engaging with customers in person, on the phone and via email.

• Providing administrative support to the coaching and management team.

• Managing court and course bookings for your site and remotely for other venues.

• Supporting the programme implementation and development

• Promotion and marketing of all coaches and our programme.


• Experience working in a customer-facing role, any experience in the sport/leisure industry would be a huge bonus.

• Availability weekends

• Seasonal Role (April to October with potential to work year round)

• Love and interest in sports is a must

• Fluent in English (spoken and written)

• Computer Literacy – competent with computers, especially Microsoft Office, experience with other CRM sales systems would be a plus.


• £9.50per hour with paid holiday

• Free tennis coaching and facilities

• Frequent staff socials

• Personal development/training opportunities

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to info@allstartennis.co.uk


Job oppurtunity 

An opportunity exists for 3rd, 4th and final year medical students to work in a GP surgery in Esher.

Esher Green Surgery requires assistance to go through patient hospital letters and action the appropriate management plans. Full training will be provided. Please email the practice manager: lynnsiveyer@nhs.net if you have any queries and to obtain further details regarding the role, hours and payment.

Thank you for your interest


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We arrange Science & Technology Challenge Days in the South of England (mostly within Greater London). These events involve Gifted & Talented Year 8/9 young people working together on three practical, applied science/technology related activities, within mixed-school teams of four. The events are hosted by local colleges and universities, and typically are attended by 100 young people and their teachers.

The events have become very popular with schools. Each year we recruit teams of medical students to lead the activities. The students should have good communication skills and be available for at least some of the events taking place between June and mid-July 2017. For more details, see our website, www.mcsprojectsltd.co.uk.

Training will be provided. You will be paid £60 per Challenge Day, plus travel expenses. The Days are hard work but enjoyable. If you are interested, please contact Paul Waterworth, MCS Projects Ltd as soon as possible.

Email: paul.waterworth@mcsprojectsltd.co.uk

Mobile: 07702 221938

Drug trial seeks healthy volunteers

Cardiologist Dr Bode Ensam is recruiting healthy volunteers to take part in a new research study conducted at St George's.

The study will look at how the cardiac drug Ajmaline acts on healthy subjects.

Participants will undergo comprehensive cardiac testing while taking the drug and a fee will be payable. 

If you are interested in taking part, please complete a short online confidential questionnaire which can be accessed here

Eligible candidates must be;

·Between the ages of 18-65                

·Free from any cardiac symptoms

·White Caucasian      

·Not on any cardiac medication

Fee of £100 for subjects accepted to the trial 


2018 Japanese Government Postraduate Scholarship

Applications for the 2018 Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarship is now open and application forms are available to download from the Embassy of Japan website at: http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/itpr_en/mext_postgrad.html

The closing date for applications is: Thursday 1 June 2017 5pm (GMT). 

This scholarship is tenable for 24 months from April 2018 or 18 months from September/October 2018, including 6 months of Japanese language education, and NO prior knowledge of the Japanese language is necessary.

Research or study can be undertaken in almost any field as long as it is relevant to a grantee’s field of expertise or previous study and it is possible to be enrolled onto a Master’s/PhD course on this scholarship

Any questions should be emailed to scholarship@ld.mofa.go.jp


Apply now to the summer dissection programme

Each year the Anatomy Faculty at St George’s run an intensive four-week Summer Dissection Programme between July- August. The aim of the programme is to provide material for next year’s teaching, as well as providing students with the opportunity to improve the quality of their knowledge of anatomy through active dissection. Furthermore, participants who successfully complete the programme are able to carry out a further 1-week of Deep Dissection (14th- 18th August), subject to passing the following prerequisites:

* 100% attendance during programme

* Completion of assigned work within allocated timeframe

In addition, participants who complete the 2017 programme will be given a one year contract as a demonstrator for academic year 2017-18.

Programme Dates: 6th July- 11th August (excluding 20th July, 2nd- 4th August).

Number of positions: 48

More info here.

Application form


Scholarship oppurtunity from rugby warfare 

I've been through University and it's a tough time financially for students and it's also hard to stay fit and healthy with all the social pressures around them. This is a reason why I'd like to offer this opportunity to your students. 

£500 is available to the winner and we do this twice a year. The winner will also get a free bundle of clothing that can be worn in and out of the gym, around campus etc. 

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be currently attending or planning to attend a University from 2016/17 onwards.

  • Must be in good academic standing with your current educational institution

  • For applicants under 18, you must have permission from a parent or legal guardian

  • Must apply to the contest via email and provide your name, address, and the name of institution you are attending or plan to attend. 

  • Must provide your written essay (word doc) by the deadline of May 27th, 2017

  • A winner will be chosen on June 3rd, 2017. 

  • All essay submissions should be sent to scholarship@rugbywarfare.com


Student Minds

Equality Improvement Officer - We’re looking for a data and research-savvy individual to be our full-time Equality Improvement Officer. The post-holder will undertake research and create policy briefings, support training improvement, and deliver targeted programmes which tackle health inequalities, including a peer-led project focused on LGBTQ+ students. The role would suit a recent graduate or a more experienced professional looking for a new challenge, and will involve working with both students and professionals.


Interested in applying for this role? You have one week to apply(deadline 21st May at 5PM), and interviews will be after exams onJune 8th. For a full job description and further information on the application process visit: www.studentminds.org.uk/join-the-team.


We are also recruiting for a Volunteer Officer and a Programme Development Manager. A summary of the jobs are as follows:

Volunteer Officer - This a varied role, where the individual will have responsibility for one of Student Minds' core charity activities, our volunteer network. This will include assisting in the development of our volunteer network, encouraging students to engage with the national network and supporting student volunteers across the country to achieve real change on their university campuses. The Volunteer Officer will lead on recruiting new volunteers, planning and delivering training for students, and managing all volunteer communications and activity for our peer support groups, campaign groups and bloggers. 

Programme Development Manager - We’re looking for an excellent project manager with a keen interest in mental health, to take a lead on developing a range of mental health resources, courses and training materials. From collating content for a guide preparing graduates for the workplace, to creating a resilience workshop with university colleagues, this is a creative role which will be delivering on a variety of Student Minds’ strategic priorities



WORLDbytes school of Citizen TV are providing a unique opportunity for young people to have their say, make an impact around the General Election, and receive free TV training. 
The charity is offering 16-25 year olds free part-time (mainly weekends and evenings) 'on the job' training in all aspects of programme-making.  This package will focus on the General Election, featuring a lively on the sofa debate with a leading commentator and election vox pops on the streets.
The training package covers debates, discussion programmes, camera essentials, lighting, sound, presenting and interview technique.  No previous experience is required but a keen interest in challenging ideas is a must as our programmes prioritise content over style.
No one who applies will be turned away but everyone interested needs to get an application in fast and attend an introductory evening on 24th May in Hackney, London E5, to go through what is involved. Details will be sent to all applicants.
To apply please fill in a short application form at MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from "r20.rs6.net" claiming to be www.worldbytes.org/become-a-volunteer/

Outside Events

RAMS international summer school neurosurgery 2017

Would you like to be a Neurosurgeon for a day? Learn the state of art of Neurosurgery in one week? Apply for the RAMS International Summer School Neurosurgery 2017!

This first Neurosurgery Summer School for students in Europe will take place 10-14 July at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

You can apply for the one-day workshop, where you will be testing your Neurosurgical skills. In addition, the Summer School will feature numerous lectures given by Neurosurgeons and Neuroscientists from the Netherlands, the UK and Germany. All students will participate in a neuroanatomy course.

Due to major interest, we advise you to apply as soon as possible!

Fee for five day programme: €99,-*

Additional workshop: €249,-

You will receive a discount of €20,- if you sign up for both the five day programme and workshop.

The number of participants is limited to 40. Selection will be based on CV and motivation letter (1 A4). Please follow our Facebook event page for further information or contact summerschool@ramsresearch.nl for any questions.

*The fee includes a five day programme of Neurosurgery courses, lunch, three dinners, a bicycle and drinks. The fee also includes ± €100 of funding from RAMS.

It does not include housing, but we are happy to help you find affordable accommodation.


Meme of the week

Shout out to all T Years and Final Year Biomeds!! To P Years and 1/2nd years... stay strong, you got this!! 


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