28th March 2017

A message from the communications officers

Hello lovely SGULites! This will be the last newsletter for a while (don't sound too excited :p)...

This means that you have April to study (Final years and T year) or relax (1st and 2nd years)! So GOOD  LUCK/ENJOY! 

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 sucommunications@sgul.ac.uk! 


On This Week

Awards nominations open ALL WEEK!! 



27th March





28th March





29th March

F Year Meeting

H2.6 @ 6pm



30th March





31st March




Notices from your Exec

ASK deborah!

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

Find her previous advice at https://www.sgsu.org.uk/advice/wellbeing/

More advice coming soon! 


say hello to our new coo!

A big welcome to our new COO at the SU, Gillian Gibson, who started with us on the 27th of February 2017. She will be working with us full-time to ensure continuity year on year as sabbatical officers change. She is also in charge of the commercial presence of the SU and the finances of it. If you wish to meet her, pop in to her office on Level 2 Hunter wing next to Richard and Kenton's office. She'll be more than happy to speak to all of you.

SGSU Click and Collect and kiosk ordering!

Buy your snazzy George's merchandise on the online SU Shop and your order can be delivered directly to the Students’ Union Shop free of charge!!
Place your order by the last day of the month and your order will be delivered to the shop within 21 days. You will receive notification once your order has been delivered to the shop.

You can alternatviely order via the kiosk in the SU Office. The kiosk enables users to order directly from the website which features the full range of clothing styles and colours as well as the full range of gifts that are sold in the shop. The holdall is also available in a range of colours if ordered directly from the website.
Orders delivered to another UK address will be delivered within 14 days and the cost for this is £5.63 for one item and £9.22 for two or more items.


SGUL climbs 47 places in Times Higher's Student Experience Survey 2017!!

St George's has made substantial gains in the THE Student Experience Survey tables for this year, coming in the top third of all universities and second highest in London, Last year St George's came in at joint 83rd place.

Jane Saffell, Deputy Principal (Education) said: "I'm delighted to see that our students' opinions have resulted in this improvement. It will be a boost to all across St George’s who work hard for our students. Just as we attend deeply to disappointing results so we must celebrate good news like this even as the improvement work continues.”

The results are based on the responses of more than 15,000 undergraduates rating their university across 22 measures, which include environment, welfare and community as well as academic experience. There is a one year time-lag between data collection and publication, so the data shown in the SES 2017 were collected between October 2015 and June 2016. 15,876 full-time undergraduate students across all HEIs completed this 2017 survey with 61 respondents from St George’s taking part.

St George’s rated especially highly for good community atmosphere, good library facilities, and good security, and also scored highly for helpful/interested staff, high quality lecturers, good extra-curricula activities/societies and good support/welfare.

Events happening At George's

AWARDS nominations extended to the 5th April!!

Make sure your friends/colleagues/staff get the recognition they deserve! Any questions? Email societies@su.sgul.ac.uk!

For the nominations form CLICK HERE (or check your inboxes!)

f year meeting

Wednesday 29th March  from 18:00 – 20:00

Room: H2.6

Dear F year students,

Come along on Wednesday evening to meet Anne-Marie Reid (Dean of Education and Learning), Pete Roberts (Canvas Project Manager – Learning & Technology) and myself: Nadja Abia (Curriculum Project Officer) to share with us your P year (problems!) experiences, give us your ideas about how to incorporate wellbeing strategies, and find out about  the new VLE – Canvas, that is being introduced in September.  

We are holding this evening so that you have a chance to have your say, let us know what’s working, what isn’t.. before you start your exams in April.

Please do come along: your feedback is really important and needed  to ensure we get the right VLE set-up, that its built in the way you want and meets the student’s needs!

If you can RSVP to me, on the following email address by: Monday lunch-time – this will ensure I get enough food (and cake!) to ensure you are well fed after a long day!

Nadja Abia mbbs2020@sgul.ac.uk



Earn cash while helping St George's Alumni Telephone Campaign 2017

This is your chance to earn money, help raise funds for St George’s  and have fun chatting to our alumni. We are looking for enthusiastic students to talk to St George’s alumni over the telephone.

Your job will be to talk to our alumni during a fundraising campaign about their memories of St George's, their subsequent careers and our current students’ experiences of university life. In return you will be paid £9.75 per hour and could earn up to £400.

You will be given comprehensive training and introduce the different fundraising projects, talk about how they will benefit students, academically and personally, and ask for a donation towards these projects.

Applications for the position of Student Caller for the St George's June 2017 Telephone Campaign are now open! Click on this link for a full job description and to apply: https://fs16.formsite.com/ruxburtonassociates/SGUL/index.html

BMA Discussion Groups

The BMJ/BMA group are currently contacting medical students to participate in focus groups. They regularly have groups of 3-5 students visit BMA house for 1 hour max to discuss issues around being a medical student.

In return for your time they provide you with free Student BMJ temporary subscriptions, participation certificates, the chance to influence strategic direction and lots of free coffee and cake! (Plus you get to visit BMA house which is a pretty cool building).

Contact: rwhistler@bmj.com 


BMJ video competition

Job opportunity for student ambassadors

Every year that we work with The Challenge we use and pay ‘student ambassadors’ to help with the co-ordination of the client throughout their stay with us (which will run July 9th to August 24th). 

This year, I have already recruited one ambassador from a previous year, but I require probably another two. 

I require the following information from anyone who may be interested:
(i) What dates they can fill (note they don’t need to be able to cover the full date range)
(ii) Whether or not they are prepared to work weekends
(iii) A short covering letter outlining why they might be suitable for such a role.
visit www.the-challenge.org for more details. Send applications to Stuart Pothecary - spotheca@sgul.ac.uk


Professor Noel Gowing Pathology Exhibition Prize

The Pathology Museum is still taking entries until the extended deadline of 18th April for the Prof Noel Gowing Museum Exhibition prize. Your chance to win a £500 prize!
The Pathology Museum awards a prize annually in the memory of Professor Noel Gowing, a Founding Fellow of The Royal College of Pathologists and, for many years, one of the most respected diagnostic histopathologists in the UK. 

A prize of £500 will be awarded to the student who submits the most interesting, innovative and original museum exhibition on the subject of pathology.  Exhibitions may be in a range of formats and media, but must include an original investigation into some aspect of pathology.  Applications are encouraged from all MBBS, BMS, HCS and PA students at St George's. 

Please contact Carol Shields email at cshiels@sgul.ac.uk if you are planning to submit an entry.


Medical students wanted for Study involvement!

Are you a medical student?
Do you want to be 1 of 20 entered into a £50 draw?
Do you want the chance to pilot AUGMENTED REALITY technology in the medical simulations field? Technology your peers won’t be using for years to come.
Get involved with our study. We are piloting new technology to teach the digital rectal examination. This is an exam you learn in your 3rd year and comes up in OSCEs! You will need to perform this exam throughout your career. Come learn/revisit the DRE with our state of the art technology.
For more details please email Louise Hufton on lh2413@ic.ac.uk

Paediatrics textbook Offer

Paeds placement or exam coming up? How about a charity textbook with over a thousand images, 60+ clinical cases, and OSCE/exam revision so that everything you need is in one place? Endorsed by the Head of Paediatrics at the WHO, and the lead for education at the Royal College of Paediatrics. Whats more amazon have put on a generous 43% off flash sale for us on "The Unofficial Guide to Paediatrics" ! I don't know how long it will last, but this is likely to be the cheapest the book will ever be!

Free 100 page preview and reviews here:


Study +

Can you teach? Maths Tutors required 

London Centre of Education 

Job Description 

Tutoring vacancy £10-£20/hour 

Primary and Secondary tutors requires 

Maths and 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.


Free surgical skills day

For T year up by a surgical registrar 

Please reply to theo.tmgd@gmail.com for more information / to attend 

NUS discounts
£30 off their next holiday at STA Travel

12% off a one-year 16-25 Railcard

26% off at National Express

And remember you also have access to hundreds of international discounts with ISIC as part of their NUS extra card too - so even more savings while you're living the dream!


Get Involved with LAdies rugby

St. George's Ladies Rugby played their final match of the season vs KCL. It was an unfortunate loss but welldone to fresher Holly Mouland who has been our top point scorer this season. Ladies rugby is getting stronger and stronger and we're always looking to recruit players of any ability. Get in touch with Rachel Nowikov for more details on how to join. 

online books

Outside Events

Iscoms congress

The International Student Congress Of (bio)Medical Sciences (ISCOMS) is one of the world’s leading student congresses in the field of (bio)medical sciences.  This year, the 24th edition of ISCOMS takes place from the 6th until the 9th of June 2017 in the UMCG in Groningen, the Netherlands. During this three-day congress, ISCOMS offers students from all over the world an unique opportunity to present their research. Besides this, students can take part in interactive workshops and get inspired by lectures presented by a few of the best scientists worldwide. For example, Nobel Laureate Prof. Sir Tim Hunt PhD and Nobel Laureate Prof. Ben L. Feringa PhD will tell us all about their interesting research!

Besides the scientific programme, we provide an extensive social programme, which includes a city tour, a formal dinner and the World Wide ISCOMS Night party.

The registration for non-presenting participants is now open!

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact them at iscoms@umcg.nl.  Also, feel free to visit their website www.iscoms.com or watch their promotional film.


trauma and orthopedics seminar 

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