October 23rd 2017


A message from the webmasters & Media Officers

Hi all again! Below you will find all the new activities and events happening at Georges so give it a read! We wish you all a lovely year ahead.


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On This Week










An Audience with Kit De Waal

Halloween Circles


Growing up Black 




Halloween Disco












Notices from your Exec

SGSU Autumn Elections 2017

Nominate your friends to run for these positions and represent the SU:
- Representation Officers
- Year Representatives 
- NUS Delegates

NOMINATIONS WEEK - 23rd-27th October
CAMPAIGNS WEEK - 30th - 3rd November
VOTING WEEK - 6th - 10th November 
RESULTS!!! - 10th November

see the Elections pack for more details, or visit sgsu.org.uk

This is your opportunity to speak out! Have your say! Run for a position, and don't forget to vote.


Events happening at George's

Halloween Disco
Start planning your costumes because it's almost time for the St. George's Halloween Disco! 

You won't want to miss the spooky photobooth, Halloween pitcher or snapchat filter!!

£10 for 4 Jager Bombs!!!
£9 for a special Halloween Pitcher!!!

£6 entry. 8pm - 2am


Practical ECG Course 

This course is for anyone who wishes to achieve a basic level of competency in ECG interpretation in young and athletic individuals. The course is best suited to General Practitioners, Sport Scientists, Physicians, and Specalist Nurses.

Date: 4th November 2017

Location: John Parker Lecture Theatre, St George's University of London

Duration: Half day 

Course Fee: £25



An Audience with Kit De Waal
My name is Leon is a book about an 8 year old mixed race boy in post war era london dealing with the difficulties of a war torn family.
Award winning author Kit De Waal will be joining us to read an excerpt of the book and a Q&A session. Register your interest asap!

Date: 25th October 2017 

Time: 1PM 

Location: Monkton Lecture Theatre



Growing up Black
Join us as we disucss the complexities of growing up black in the UK at this interactive panel and Q&A session featuring guest speakers Shirley Bekker and Dr Omar Janneh as speakers. Bring your opinions and your friends!

Date: 26th October 2017

Time: 5:30PM 

Location: Lecture Theatre F 



Antimicrobials Awareness Day 

If you're interested in microbial agents, prescribing and responsible use of antimicrobial agents, Antimicrobials Awareness Day is for you! Come along for a chance to hear experts (including Professor Anthony Coates) speak about antimicrobials, network and learn all about a crucial aspect of modern day medicine - all attendees that sign up will be provided a certificate of participation as well as refreshments throughout the day. Sign up for free online at our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/AMawareness - just look for the facebook event! See you all there!

Date: 15th November 2017

Time: 14:30PM 

Location: St George's University of London


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Earn While You Learn 
Positions for part time care assistant job in 20 bed care home in Wimbledon village

Successful candidates will have opportunity to:
  • Gain skills based training such as first aid, safeguarding, infection control
  • Develop transferrable skills such as  communication skills, ability to engage in reflective practice
  • Engage with development work such as consultation with residents
  • Experience first hand how legislation, policies and research translate into practice

We will expect you to:
  •  Commit to a minimum of one 6 hour shift a week
  • Engage with our residents as individuals whilst delivering personal care
  • ·Be a strong team player 
  •  Respect  the Christian value driven ethos of the home 


Contact Alexander House on 020 8946 7147 or alexanderhouse@keychange.org.uk to register your interest.

Drug Trial Volunteers Needed 
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
Reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and those completing the study will receive an additional £100 for their time.

Findacure Student Essay Competition 2017

Calling all medics and biologists! 

The rare disease charity, Findacure, has launched its 2017 student essay competition – The Student Voice. T

here are three questions to choose from, each focussing on a different problem in rare diseases. This year they are particularly interested to hear your personal experience and opinions on rare conditions and their impact on patients. The best essay for each question will win £100 in cash and free entry to Findacure’s annual conference on 27th February, while the best essay overall will win an additional £100 and be published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases – a nice addition to any CV! Essays can be submitted until Monday 13th November. Good luck! 


Essays can be submitted until 9:00am on Monday 13th November.

For more information, follow @Findacure_fdn, search for #RDEssay2017 or visit: http://www.findacure.org.uk/essay-competition-2017/ 

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Outside Events

2nd National Student Trauma Course 
Course Details
  • A two day comprehensive course, with a combination of short lectures and engaging practical team sessions where the candidate takes active part in the care of various trauma scenarios
  • Delivered by experts covering a wide range of specialities involved in the continuum of trauma patient's care

Target audience

  • A must for all, student paramedics, medical students, student nurses, students from AHP's interested in trauma care


  • 18th and 19th November 2017


  • £45.00 per day which includes refreshments and lunch


  • Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 0NL


  •  £45.00 Bed and Breakfast single occupant
  • £55.00 Dinner, Bed and Breakfast single occupancy

How to register


Putney Tandoori

We have a strong commitment to supporting local schools and sports teams and wanted to reach out to the nearby universities. Our restaurant has been on the Lower Richmond Road in Putney for over 25 years. We would be happy to extend our student discount of 20% off on Mon-Weds (eat in) to include university students, societies and staff. We do enjoy sponsoring local teams and initiatives so do please contact me if you would like to discuss this. We can also provide external catering and host meetings. Prices may vary. Find out more at www.putneytandoori.com

Contact Details

Mobile number: 079 411 36 499

Email address: mozir@putneytandoori.com

Address: 137 Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1EZ.


Prepatory course for the national FP Situational Judgement Test 

The course will be taking place this coming November and December for the national FP Situational Judgement Test. This is the most accessible and affordable (£17.99) course on the market.


The speaker, Mr Ahmad Moinie BMCh(Oxon) MA(Cantab) MRCS(ENT), was in the first cohort of finalists to be ranked in the FPAS applications using the Situational Judgement Test in 2013, achieving a score of 47.5. Delivering this course annually, he explains techniques and tips he developed himself in preparation for the exam and refined in the years since. 100% of last year’s attendees who left feedback said they would recommend the webinar to a friend or colleague.


There will be two sessions, 14th November 2017 at 7pm-9pm and 12th December 2017at 7pm-9pm, to accommodate both exam sittings.


To find out more, and reserve a place, interested participants can visit the event website at:



The link to the Facebook event page is:



Valuing language: Effective communication in healthcare provision

We would be delighted to invite you to the following free event, aimed at practitioners and those training to enter healthcare services. This event brings together findings from two major studies carried out at Lancaster University examining NHS patient feedback and descriptor words used in self-reports or chronic pain. The speakers will showcase findings and observations that are useful for clinical practice. 


Following the talks, the audience are invited to a drinks reception, during which they have the opportunity to engage further with speakers and to network with guests. 


Date: 9th November 2017 

Time: 18:30-2100 

Location: The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD 

Register at: http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/festival17   or  http://cass.lancs.ac.uk/?page_id=163&event_id1=59 



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