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May 12 to 18 is Mental Health Awareness Week.  This year's theme is 'Are You Anxiety Aware' and focuses on the anxiety we all experience from time to time and strategies to help cope.

During the week, there's an art installation, Tree of Fears, in the Bar from Monday unti Friday.  We're encouraging everyone passing to add a 'leaf' with a fear or worry to the tree.  They're anonymous and  can be serious or funny, Post Secret style!

At the end of the week, we'll gather up the leaves and John Taggart from the counselling service will be publishing some responses to the fears.

No-one is exempt from having fears or worries, and we have more anxieties in common than we think.  So come along and have a look during the week.




A new St George's mobile phone app allows students and healthcare professionals to gain a greater understanding of genetics.

The Genetics Counselling App is a visual, interactive and educational tool for Genetic Counsellors/Practitionners, and others including students at all levels from GCSE to postgraduate study.

The app gives a visual explanation of chromosomes from body to gene level and explains some common genetics tests and links to useful information on different inheritances and general medical genetics websites.

In all, the various St George’s apps have been downloaded more than 2,000 times and have proved very popular.

The MedEdCases app allows students to treat virtual patient medical cases and take on the role of a medical professional.

The app allows users to online scenarios to see what impact various interventions by other doctors and changes in symptoms have on possible treatments.

It’s mainly for medical and healthcare undergraduate students and covers many different subject areas.

Each individual case can be downloaded via the app and then followed through.

There are multiple choice questions during each case which test students’ knowledge which must be successful before going to the next level. For more information see here

The MedEdCases app is available to the public and MedAssess is the internal version free for students and staff to download.

The MedEdEthics app, free on both Apple App store and Google Play, has been downloaded more than 1,200 times.

More information on all the apps can be found here.



May 2014 - @GlobalSGUL Action month

May 2014 will see two internationally-focused initiatives at St George’s run by the International Office.

21 May sees @GlobalSGULGathering – an afternoon (12:15 – 5:15pm) dedicated to discussion and information sharing around international themes, open to all students – both international and home – and staff.  Our keynote speaker, Dr Janette Ryan, was Director of the Higher Education Academy’s Teaching International Students Project from 2008 to 2012, and has worked with universities across the UK on internationalising their curricula.  Dr Ryan will lead off proceedings, which will also include a student led panel and other breakout sessions. 






Combined International Student Society/Global Gathering Lunch

INTO SGUL Centre Reception


Pop-up library

INTO SGUL Learning Resource Centre





Keynote speaker, Dr Janette Ryan



International students at SGUL: journeys and support



Break out session A

INTO SGUL Centre Classrooms


Break out session B

INTO SGUL Centre Classrooms


Closing Plenary

Future plans



Break-out sessions:

We intend to run each session twice (from 15.00-15.45 and then again from 15.45-16.30).  These sessions will be interactive, with ideas shared and fed back at the end of the day.


Session topics:

  • Supporting strategic internationalisation (the international office and more)
  • International postgraduate programme development and research opportunities
  • INTO SGUL and the University of Nicosia medical programmes
  • Our International foundation programme - past, present and future

If you would like to attend, please register via email to

May also sees the launch of @GlobalSGULVoices, a new initiative to showcase the amazing diversity of St George’s students and staff.  We are looking for members of the St George’s community to record a simple, one minute video in their native language welcoming the world to St George’s – these videos will be uploaded to our new website later in the year, and shared via social media.  All those participating will be invited to a special @GlobalSGULVoices reception, and receive a certificate of thanks.

All this requires is 15 minutes of your time.  Please visit our sign up schedule at, and input your name and language, and we’ll contact you to confirm details.





SURGICAL ASSISTANT WANTED to assist Doctor at the 'UK Circumcision Clinic,' Morden, South London.
This is a clinical assistant post - part of Faccini House Surgery - which is a leading GP Healthcentre with GP, Dental and Pharmacy services, in Morden, South London. St. George's Students have historically participated in this service.
We are looking for a reliable, punctual, dynamic, fun and committed individual to assist in our clinics as a job share with another assistant on the following times:
  • Weekends - mostly Saturdays am and pm with occasional Sundays in schoolchildren holiday times
  • 1 or 2 evenings in the weekdays - Mondays and/or Tuesdays
  1. Good pay - cash in hand!
  2. Job reference will be provided for foundation years
  3. Future employment prospects for excelling and interested candidates
  4. Looking to start as of now
If you are interested please send an email to Dr. Ash Mirza with cover letter and / or short CV to
You may also contact Dr. Ash Mirza (Clinical Lead for UK Circumcision Clinic and St. George's GEP Tutor) on 07932 068 647 if you have any queries.