21st February 2017

A message from the communications officers

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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 in your questions anonymously on the SU website at https://www.sgsu.org.uk/advice/wellbeing/askdq/


For all you aspiring medics, take a look at the advice Deborah had to give if you're thinking of taking a gap year:



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21st February

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and beyond 


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 7 ways to die in cold water 




22nd February



 Talk by Proffessor

Jeffrey Weeks 






23rd February










   24th February      

Representation of women and

intersectionality in media 







Notices from your Exec

THinking about running for sgsu exec?

Take a look at the V-Blogs from our current Exec on our YouTube Channel - St George's Students' Union.

Second Floor Refurbishment:

As you may be aware the Students’ Union is currently working with the University and our architects to continue planning the refurbishment of the second floor and Students’ Union space. We want to hear what your opinion is on this refurbishment and let us know the most important factors for us to consider when planning. 

Please take a moment to complete this survey to let us know your thoughts! 


CONGRatulations firebirds!!

Massive congratulations to the SGSU FireBirds for winning your cheer competition this weekend! You lot did us proud!


Jailbreak winners 

Congratulations to team #WINNING for living up to their name and winning this years jailbreak by travelling 2735.6km away from university to Lanzarote


LGBTQ+ history Month


coming soon - mental wellness week 13th-17th March

This year we are combining mental health awareness into Wellbeing Week to make Mental Wellness Week! There will be a whole range of sessions, talks, classes and events raising awareness of mental health problems, how common they are and how to look after yourself! Choose from art therapy, mindfulness or yoga, life drawing or pet therapy as well as free entry to the gym and much more, watch this space!


Games night 

Come down to SU bar this Friday for SGSU Karaoke and Games night!! There will be table tennis, pool and fussball in the bar along with unlimited karaoke until late!!! Open to everyone in all years! Hope to see you there


Events survey 

Events Officers are conducting a survey to collect feedback on SU events that have taken part so far this academic year. It would be great to receive as many responses as possible in order to help improve events and to be able to cater to everyone's needs. Thank you!!



Congrats to our king and queen spider for the fastest times of the night 













































Events happening At George's


SGUL IFemSoc & Photography Society present Represent: an exploration of representation across film and television. 

In the final days before this year's Academy Awards - notably taking a step up in diverse nominations in comparison to the last two years of #OscarsSoWhite - we'll be looking at our favourite films and tv shows, and talking through how the industry has historically under/misrepresented many groups of people (women, poc, lgbt+) - whilst... somehow... flourishing in its representation of straight white male protagonists. food + drink provided ♥

BSI - Jack the ripper walking tour 

Come along to Baker Street Irregulars first social event!

We've managed to secure a special tour around the haunts of one of London's most famous residents - Jack the Ripper. 
He came silently out of the midnight shadows of August 31, 1888. Watching. Stalking. Butchering raddled, drink-sodden East End prostitutes. Leaving a trail of blood and gore that led... nowhere. Yes, something wicked this way walked, for this is the Ripper's slashing grounds. 

Supplied by the wondeful London Walks, you can find out more here:http://www.walks.com/popular-walks/jack-the-ripper-tour-pop

Join us at Tower Hill Station at 7pm 
Alternatively, meet some of the committee at Tooting Broadway station at 6pm.

Best of all, this is only £6 (usually £10) and makes for a fun and quirky night out. This is payable before (to guarantee your place - details to come) or on the night directly to th guide. 


Interfaith debate

'Life Beyond Death', where we will discuss questions such as: Why do we die? Are we all destined for the same fate? Did we exist before this life? 

The event will be at 6-8pm on Monday 27th Feb in the Michael Heron Lecture Theatre.

We will  be hosting representatives of Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Sanatana Dharma and Buddhism.

The event will be an open dialogue with lots of questions from the audience.




duke elder exam prep course

Moorfields Eye Hospital is organising a “Duke Elder Exam Prep Course” for the third year running. The course is aimed at students who are registered to sit this prestigious exam in March. The registration deadline for the exam has now closed, and we would like to invite the registered students (usually those in clinical years) to attend our one-day prep course on Saturday, 25th February 2017, in London.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Registration link: https://checkout.moorfields.nhs.uk/catalog?pagename=1485879938HCNeY



JASME is the Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education. We are an organisation run by junior doctors and medical students aiming to foster an interest in medical education among juniors. We run various events aimed at those interested in medical education and encourage, promote and conduct medical education research initiated by juniors.

We try to recruit 1-2 'local reps' from each medical school, who would have various roles including publicising JASME and other medical education related events and also coordinating (with support) a medical education event at their medical school. 


Generation UK - China academic scholarships.

The aim of these scholarships is to contribute to the expenses of 5 to 11-month study periods in different Chinese cities to learn Mandarin language and Chinese culture, an excellent gap-year option for last-year students or recent graduates interested in the Middle Kingdom.


What is it?

There are six different Generation UK – China academic scholarship programmes to choose from, ranging from 5 to 11 months in length, and students can start in either September or February within the same academic year.

Who can apply?

Final year students and recent graduates on track to receive or have achieved a 2:1 grade

How much?

All scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation, and a basic monthly living allowance to help with day-to-day expenses. Students need to pay for return flights (£400-700), travel & medical insurance, and visa costs.

When can students apply?

Now! deadline to submit applications is 16 April 2017 at 23:59 PM (BST).

Application: https://www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-create/opportunity/study-abroad/china


Job oppurtunity 

"The role of Student Inclusion officer is to improve inclusivity among all students. Working with the Students’ Union and the Access Agreement Monitoring Group, the officer will contribute to new initiatives and campaigns towards improving inclusivity within our university. This is an exciting role to complete alongside your studies.


We are looking for a current St George’s student, who is both a team player and has the ability to work independently. The applicant will need to be committed

 to embedding practices which embrace diversity and equality, have an interest in research, a methodical approach to their work, and be creative towards generating new ideas and ensuring engagement with key student groups."



ELective aid

Elective Aid is Selfless' flagship 10 day programme for medical and dental students looking to pursue careers in global and public health. Selfless work worth a range of partners including UKAID and NHS England to deliver effective and sustainable solutions to global healthcare challenges. 

When: 31st July - 9th September 2017

Where: Sylhet, Bangladesh

Who: All medical and dental students

Price: £650 for flights plus we ask volunteers to raise up to £1300 for in-country expenditure and charitable activities. 

Find out more and apply: beselfless.org.uk

Deadline: 1st March 2017

Contact: info@selfless.org.uk


Chance UK - become a volunteer

Our mentors commit to our programme for one year and spend 2-4 hours a week with their matched child. Together they enjoy fun activities designed to: increase the child’s self-esteem; teach the child new skills; and help the child to overcome their challenges so that they can imagine a better future. Our mentors come from a variety of backgrounds. No previous experience working with children is necessary as we provide comprehensive training. Mentors are supported throughout the mentoring year by a Chance UK Programme Manager. This is a fantastic opportunity for students really wanting to give back and make a difference. Our volunteers also gain a plethora of transferable skills through mentoring and students can request a reference at the end of the mentoring year.

More information can be found at www.chanceuk.com/become-a-mentor.

Outside Events

st George's global health conference 2017

"Challenging Borders: Addressing the Barriers to Global Health"

25th February 2017

Tickets: https://www.sgsu.org.uk/ents/event/794/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/742508639247932/ 

The conference aims to shine a spotlight on the impact of borders and division as obstacles to global health and well-being. The day will consist of a morning of talks from high-profile speakers and an afternoon of interactive workshops sessions. A limited number of **early bird tickets** are on sale in the School Shop for a discounted price. 

A poster competition is being run during the day and students are welcome to submit their work, for further information and submissions please email georgesmedsinconference@gmail.com. 



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