8th November 2016

A message from the communications Officers

Hello Again! Glad to see you're getting involved and having a read :)

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. 


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ASK deborah! Oh yes - it's gonna be as good as it sounds!!!!

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 Student's 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.


On This Week


7th November


University Challenge








8th November










9th November


Mindfullness Based

Living Course







10th November


  TAD Soc - Midsummer  

Night's Dream

7pm (Monckton LT)


Physio Soc welcomes

Primary Care Neurology Society



11th November 


  TAD Soc - Midsummer  

Night's Dream

7pm-10pm (Monckton LT)





Notices from your Exec

Lost property -  come and get your things!

We have a considerable amount of lost property in the office!! We mostly have clothing but there are also several bags and a couple of keys. It will all be disposed of if it hasn’t been collected by the end of the month.


V-Blog from your Environment & Ethics officer

If you're not a Cammy-fan take a look back at the previous V-Blogs on our YouTube Channel - St George's Students' Union.


Puppy mondays

Today was the first day of our brand new weekly pet therapy! Mila enjoyed herself, and is hoping to see you next week at 12:30-2:30pm in AHR!

Congratulations annabel!

Well done to Annabel Strachen who won best dressed at this year's halloweeen disco as 'Smashed Avacado'.

Events happening At George's


Tackling Xenophobia: Open Discussion with Guest Panel

Thurs 17th Nov


Michael Heron Lecture Theatre

Xenophobia is on the rise & affects us all. Join our huge multi-society event to come together with other students to share how it affects us individually and find ways that we can tackle it as a community.

The discussion will be joined by our guest panel of invitees. Our first announced guest is Margot Turner, George's senior lecturer, who has for years been a beacon for student organising around social justice issues. More names will be announced soon!

Hosted by 6 St George's Societies: Afrocaribbean Soc, SGUL Amnesty,  Intersectional Feminism Soc, Medsin, Protest & Activism Forum, and Student Action for Refugees (STAR). Join us to be part of the Fight Back against Xenophobia!

Free Event - All Students Welcome - See the Facebook event for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1177742672264406

SPECTRUM trans counselling service

Explore Archives handling session

Monday 21st November 12.30-1.30pm

We're very excited to announce that we are taking part in the National Explore Your Archives week. We are holding an archives handling session inviting staff and students to get hands on with history with a selection of treasures from our archives.

We are therefore inviting you see what is held in our archives and hear what stories they can tell us about the history of St George’s.

Booking is required and places are limited, so please contact archives@sgul.ac.uk to reserve your place. We’ll also have exclusive postcards featuring some of our archive treasures for attendees to take home.


Physiotherapy at 2017 london marathon

The Events Fundraising Officer for Seafarers-UK, a major charity working to support the maritime community, is looking for 2-3 Physiotherapy students to provide post-race massage therapy for their runners, and are keen to source those who have proper training, particularly with sports physiotherapy.


They have 35 runners in the 2017 London Marathon, and organise a post-race reception on board HQS Wellington, a beautiful ship on the Thames. They are willing to cover travel expenses, and will provide food and drink all day.


If you are qualified to help with this, please contact alex.ward@seafarers-uk.org.


E-Cigarette research Project: Volunteers wanted

Young People Matter Charity 

We are an award winning Charity that has had the life changing opportunity to win The People’s Millions lottery, we specialise in working with children and young people and we work very closely with the local community.  We work in a few Lambeth based primary schools running their breakfast clubs and after school clubs, we currently have 6 schools we are working with. We also currently have 5 half term holiday camp sites running which are based in Lambeth primary schools also. 


We are looking for play workers to come and join our team and get firsthand experience of working in this field. We are Ofsted registered and work very closely with the EYFS so we have set policies and procedures necessary to follow e.g. safeguarding, health and safety, data protection etc.


Our after school clubs run Mon-Fri term time between 2:45pm-6pm (depending on site) and our half term holiday camp run between 8am-6pm. We can offer support during the session from more experienced play workers, feedback and advice from team leaders and a reference if suitable. There are training opportunities with us also e.g. first aid, safeguarding, CYP courses, food hygiene etc so there is room to grow and improve


I will attach a link below so you can check out our website here you will find any additional information about us.



Collaborative Project Opportunity

******** Interested in getting published? *********

For those interested in: Surgery / Nephrology / Anaesthetics / Academia / CV Building. OAKS-2 is a follow-up national audit of patients identified with post-operative acute kidney injury in the previous OAKS-1 audit.


The role of a collaborator is to ensure that the data is collected and will involve liaising with the hospital audit departments and supervising consultant.

Compared with OAKS-1 the data collection is less intensive with fewer data points, this is reflected in the need for fewer collaborators.

Read the protocol @ http://starsurg.org/oaks-2/


Data Collection Period: November 19th 2016 to February 26th 2017


Apply Here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DKJV7FW

***** Closes Friday 28th November *****

British society for haematology essay competition
The British Society for Haematology invites Undergraduate medical and BMS students from UK schools in any year of training to write an essay on:

“Discuss the impact of obesity on the incidence and management of haematological disorders”

There will be a prize of £500 for the winner and £250 for the runner-up.
There will be a 2,500 word limit excluding references.  Maximum of 20 references in any standard style
Format: Word Doc ONLY, no PDFs or Docx, please.  Font to be Arial point 11 with line spacing of 11/2.
Entries may be checked for plagiarism.
Please send entries to Roberta Filippi  at: Roberta@b-s-h.org.uk by 31 December 2016.
University students get 75% off evernote 

Find out more information or to download, click here!


MEDICAL Notes summariser

A medium sized GP Practice in Roehampton is looking for a Medical Notes Summariser / Coder . This would be on a weekly basis and the hours would vary depending on what you could offer. For further information please contact me via email: wendy.green6@nhs.net

Outside Events


Click the poster below for more details


Open Forum Events are pleased to invite you to the Public Health: Prevention in Practice conference. This event is designed to consider the current public health challenges in the UK today and explore the policies and solutions to influence and improve the health of the nation.

At Public Health: Prevention in Practice expert speakers will discuss the policy and delivery of public health initiatives and their impact on the population. Analysis of the strategies most likely to produce the desired results will be explored, culminating in a panel debate where opinions will be shared, discussed and questioned.

Transformation: A Music Event to Change Lives

Trauma kills more people under the age of 40 than cancer, yet it remains a misunderstood and underfunded health crisis that no one is talking about.
Until now...
On 19.11.16 We Fight Back
Transformation: A Music Event to Change Lives
With No1 singer/songwriter Becky Hill, double MOBO nominee Kojey Radical, NME favourites Beach Baby and the stunning vocals of Rukhsana Merrise, this is one of the hottest tickets in November.
And we have a special discount for students - a huge 35% off general admission price – just £10.
Availability is limited, so get your £10 tickets to see 4 amazing artists perform in aid of Barts Charity's Trauma Appeal by visiting www.bartscharity.org.uk/transformation and enter the code STUDENT


Insight into medicine conference


JTG Annual Scientific Conference 2017

Austin Court, Brindleyplace, 80 Cambridge Street, Birmingham , United Kingdom, B1 2NP

The JTG committee are pleased to announce the launch of the JTG Conference 2017! Join us for two trauma themed days of talks, presentations and posters from nationally renowned leaders in the field.

When is it? 21-22 January 2017. It's held over a weekend so hopefully less people need to skip university or sort out annual leave.

Where? Birmingham. Central location with great transport links, and should be good practice for you for the BAOMS conference later next year.

What’s the theme? Trauma! With Birmingham being home to one of the busiest civilian and military trauma units in Europe we thought what else?!

Can I present there? Of course! We have posters and oral presentations. Email your 200 word abstract.

Please note the 30th November deadline and abstracts will not be considered without registering.

You can send as many abstracts as you like – there is no limit!

How much is it? £80 for the conference but up to a 25% discount if you get moving! The first 20 delegates get £10 off!

All BAOMS members get £10 off too! Email the office for membership enquiries.

Will there be a party? Of course! Saturday night. Black tie. The Old Library in Birmingham. Quirky, posh venue. Bubbly reception, three course dinner, dancing. £50 extra but worth every penny.

Also some warm up drinks on the Friday night to make friends before the conference officially starts.

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