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  You really CAN die of a broken heart: Losing a loved one doubles the risk of heart failure or stroke

'Losing a loved one really can break your heart. Research shows that the risk of coronary failure or stroke doubles in the first month of bereavement. The extra danger declines over the following months, according to the study of 30,000 Britons. Experts believe the findings show how important the ‘broken heart syndrome’ can be.

Sunil Shah, who helped lead the research at St George’s, University of London, said the devastation felt by a surviving partner can make them overlook their own health problems.

...‘There is evidence, from other studies, that the bereavement and grief lead to a range of adverse physiological responses including changes in blood clotting, blood pressure, stress hormone levels and heart rate control,’ said Dr Shah.' Link

All staff and students are warmly invited to attend our next public engagement event on Wednesday 26 March at 6pm in H2.6 and H2.7.

Join Professor Sanjay Sharma as he discusses sudden death in sport and how researchers at St George's, University of London are working to understand and prevent it. You'll learn how to assess your own risk and interact with our researchers who will be joined by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). This is a fantastic opportunity to find out about how science, medicine and sport are all working together on this issue.

This is a free public event, open to all and part of the St George's, University of London series 'Spotlight on Science'. These events are designed to illuminate research that affects our everyday lives and to give opportunities for the local community to connect with the institution.

Please RSVP to to secure a place for this event. Light refreshments will be provided. Further information on the event can be found here and we look forward to welcoming you and the wider public.


It’s well known that many students in private accommodation struggle to pay their energy bills and some live in cold, poorly insulated and /or damp properties. Due to impending legislation, no private landlord will be able to refuse a reasonable request from a tenant to make their accommodation warm and from 2018, landlords will not be able to rent energy inefficient properties. Most students are unaware of this so we would therefore like to draw this to their attention - and help their landlords make their properties, warmer.  The link below also refers:



By way of background, we are a not-for-profit social enterprise that offers Londoners free help and advice on ways to reduce energy bills  and make properties more energy efficient. We also help landlords arrange surveys, funding and installation of energy saving measures such as insulation, glazing, new heating boilers and draught-proofing. In turn, this makes homes warmer, more environmentally friendly places to live and  considerably cheaper to light and heat!


Thank you for taking the time to read this email and please feel free to contact me with any questions.


With Kind Regards


Tom Ashdown

Energise London CIC

T: 0208 370 0270




We have a brilliant opportunity for enthusiastic undergraduate students to promote and market their course to help recruit prospective students.

We are keen to film your views and insights of your courses in a 2 minute clip. We will be using this film footage as promotional material for some of our feature websites.

Any budding film stars- this could be for you! If you are interested in volunteering for your moment of fame, please contact Jo in the student recruitment team for more information at

We are offering a £5 Amazon voucher for all willing participants!


Thanks very much,

Kind regards
Jo Quallington
Talk on the pre-hospital management of paediatric patients.

Thursday 20th March @ 18.00 in lecture theatre F.

The pre-hospital care society are running a presentation evening on out of hospital emergency management of children. Guest speakers tbc.

Free entry to members and non-members.

For more information or if any queries please contact or via"

Many thanks,

Chris Tyllyer-Veal
Pre-hospital care society


SGUL Punjabi Society & St George's Bhangra Team presents

Day: Every Thursday
Time: 5.30pm to 6pm*
Location: AHR, 2nd Floor, SGUL

Come along to keep fit and build up your stamina!
Get the chance to be part of the team and represent St George's!
Perform in shows, functions and competitions including the UK's greatest student shows: The Bhangra Showdown in Hammersmith Apollo, Capital Bhangra and more!

*Time is variable from week to week.
Please see the timetable and more info on the 'St George's Bhangra Team' page. :)