24th January 2017

A message from the communications Officers


Hi all! Not long now until exams will be over! In the meantime if you need a lil break from revision then take a look at all the stuff thats going on below!

Some of it may even be helpful for revision in this time of great stress! Enjoy :D 


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. 


If you have any ideas or would like to contribute, please let us know at 




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 your questions to sucommunications@sgul.ac.uk.

The first article can be found at https://www.sgsu.org.uk/advice/wellbeing/askd1/


On This Week


23rd January







24th January







25th January 


Postgraduate Study Fair

- Senate House




26th January


Library Resources

Pop up

- SLS 12-2pm



   27th January     






Notices from your Exec

No video this week :(

But stay tuned...still more to come! In the meantime take a look back at the previous V-Blogs on our YouTube Channel - St George's Students' Union.


Volunteer of the month

The Community Project Officers in conjuction with the SU, have developed a new monthly award to recognise and appreciate the amazing work that students here at Georges do for our Community Projects.
Previous winners have included:
John Ward - October
Oyinkansola Oremakinde - November
Philby Baby - December

Applications for the January Volunteer of the Month award will close on Friday 10th February. 
Please click here for the application form, to be sent to cpo@sgul.ac.uk


Steering Group. II: Does your SU represent you?

Poster Competition

Message from VP Finance 

Dear All,

I wish you all a very happy new year and trust you got some R & R over the holiday season.

I have organised a minibus test to be held on 25th February 9am-2pm. If you would like any of your members to apply for this testplease email me no later than 5pm on Friday 11th February. This is the last test of the year and so it will be funded by the SU, unless your driver does not turn up on the day in which case your society will be expected to cover the £30 for the test slot.

Please let me know what year of study the proposed driver is in, the society(ies) they would drive for, their course, their age, confirm they have no points on their licence and have been driving for at least two years, and any additional information that may be pertinent - events the society is holding, how frequently, how far away, how close to train stations, how many other members have cars etc. Unfortunately there are only 10 spaces available so you may not be successful this time around.


SGSU Online Clothing Orders - Free Delivery to the SU Shop

Online clothing and gift orders can now be delivered free of charge to the SU shop! The cut-off date for orders is the last day of the month and orders will be delivered 14 days after.


If you are interested please email the Charities Officers at surag@sgul.ac.uk

Events happening At George's

Find out more about Library resources

Visit our Social Learning Space pop up next Thurs 26 Jan 12-2pm, to find out more about Library StART  & our online guide to getting started with your assignment. It's an opportunity to ask us any questions about finding the resources and how to get referencing help., There will also be free cupcakes baked by Beth, one of our Liaison Support Librarians.

GP Grand rounds

We are pleased to announce the third (of six) in this series of GP Grand rounds which will be held on Tue 31st January (12.45-1.45pm) in lecture theatre A.
We are delighted that our guest speaker will be Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners as well as an SGUL alumnus. Prof Stokes-Lampard is also the newly appointed visiting professor of Primary Care at SGUL and will be delivering a presentation titled “It started right here… Career pathways, leadership and celebrating achievements” with plenty of opportunities to ask questions!

Trust run talks




Do you have any plans this summer? Fancy embarking on a trip of a lifetime, whilst adding something fantastic for CV? Well, Childreach International – an international child rights charity - is offering some incredible opportunities!
One of the trips is to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world… Mount Kilimanjaro! Travelling out to Tanzania next Summer, it will take 6 days to climb to Uhuru Peak and summit the Mountain at 5,895m above sea level! Or how does exploring the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. An incredible, unique, ancient city that’s sits high on top of a mountain in the Peruvian Andes; not far from the festive, high altitude city of Cusco!
To find out more, head over to the FINAL and LAST chance information meetings on the 6th February in LTF at 5pm for Kilimanjaro (Facebook event) and 6pm for Machu Picchu (Facebook event) or message your Challenge Office Zara for more details about how you can get involved: zara.canfield@childreach.org.uk

Limited spaces are left so make sure you do not miss out on your spot! Be part of your university legacy and do something adventurous this summer!

Can you teach? Tutors required - primary to GCSE

London Centre of Education
Job description
Tutoring Vacancy £10-£20/hour
Primary & Secondary tutors required
Maths, English & Science – part time weekend
Tooting SW17
Training provided
You can find more information on what we do by visiting our website: www.londonce.com
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you require additional information. sophia@londonce.com


Win prizes for sharing your views

This week sees the launch of the National Student Survey and the Student Experience Survey. The National Student Survey is aimed at all final year students in the UK and administered externally by Ipsos Mori. The Student Experience Survey is for all other students and is our internal survey.

You should have received an email by now asking you to complete one or the other. The survey is a way of ensuring you have a student voice. All students who participate are able to claim a St George’s branded notebook as well as 10 points for the St George’s Award. You also have the opportunity to win one of several prizes.

The results from the survey are taken very seriously, and participating is an important contribution to the St George’s community. Your responses help us to identify areas in need of improvement, as well as helping us to celebrate the excellent work that is already taking place. Please share your honest views on your time at St George’s so far.

If you haven’t received an email with the relevant link email Paul Leech at experience@sgul.ac.uk.

Outside Events

BSH Basic Haematology Day

The BSH has organised the always popular Basic Haematology Day for Saturday 25 February 10:00-16:30, in the Governors’ Hall of St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH.
The programme will include a series of tutorials and talks covering haemolytic anaemias, malignant haematology focussing on myeloma, transfusion, venous thrombo-embolism and bleeding disorders.
Professor Barbara Bain, Professor Beverley Hunt, Dr Tim Littlewood, BSH President, and Dr Shubha Allard will be our speakers on the day as you will be able to see in the programme attached.
Registration fee is only £20 and includes lunch, refreshments and lectures handouts.

Follow this link to book your place and see the full programme for the day: http://b-s-h.org.uk/conference-and-events/events/essential-haematology-day/


Postgraduate Study Fair 

Wednesday 25th January - Senate House

If you’re considering a Masters or PhD, it’s a perfect opportunity to meet representatives from universities and academic training providers. You can attend free talks on tips about further study opportunities, applications and funding, plus insights into different sectors. Now in its 25th year, the Postgraduate Study Fair is organised by the University of London, in association with findamasters.com and findaphd.com. Find out more and register here: http://www.postgradfair.co.uk/?utm_campaign=janpg17&utm_medium=banner&utm_source=tcg_c2ed


National Undergraduate Surgical Conference

Barts and The London Surgical Society is delighted to invite you to our 6th National Undergraduate Surgical Conference at Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital on 25th Febuary, 2017.

Why attend?

After huge success of our 5th National Surgical Conference, we proudly present our 6th National Surgical Conference this February being held at Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomew's Hospital. This year’s conference promises to be bigger and better. We will have lectures from world-renowned surgeons, exciting workshops, opportunities for you to present your work and much more!

If you have any queries please email: conference@blsurgical.co.uk



The National Undergraduate neuroanatomy competition

Visit the saracens website and click 'add promotional code' to enter the discount!

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