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Issue 5 - 06/01/14


Barts Neuroscience Symposium 2014<Click here for poster.

Barts Neursocience Symposium, 12 February 2014, Whitechapel, London



Registration and abstract submission is now open for Barts Neuroscience Symposium. This is an event not to be missed!


Student poster competition with £300 total prize money, PLUS books to be won! Submit an abstract here to be eligible to present. Deadline: 15 Jan 2014. See attached pdf for details.

£15 Poster bursaries available for all students presenting posters to contribute towards printing costs (after submitting an abstract, we will email you a form to claim for this; please keep receipts from printing).

- WORD-CLASS speakers including: 

        Richard Frakowiak - head of the $billion Human Brain Project 

        David Nutt - an expert on the medical/research uses of illegal drugs

        Nick Fox - one of the UK's leading researchers and clinicians in the field of Alzheimer's disease

        Daniel Wolpert - a medical doctor turned neuroscientist/engineer with an interest in how the brain controls movement

Lunch and evening wine reception included.

- £5 tickets. Limited space, apply early. 


For more information, please see the attached poster, visit our website at or contact us on



To all Hospital Trust and Medical School staff


St George’s Hospital Charity call for applications to fund small research projects


The St George’s Charity once again has made funds available (£50k) for research this year.


The Medical Research Committee of the Charity is asking for applications of up to £5,000 each to undertake 

research of a “proof of principle” or of “pump priming” type which if successful

would lead to external financial support. The criteria for the applications are:

  1. One of the applicants must have a contract with the Trust (substantive or honorary).
  2. The work must be started within 6 months of the award and completed within 12 months thereafter.
  3. A brief report (including details of any publications) is required once the work is completed.


The deadline for submissions is Friday 31st January 2014 and the applications will be assessed before the end of March 2014.


An application form is available on the SGUL website and submissions should be returned electronically to:

Joint Research and Enterprise Office, email:

Please address any queries to Iain MacPhee


Dr Iain Macphee

Chairman of Research Committee







Dr Alexander Kellam (MBBS 1962), who is a member of the Captain Scott Society, and he wantsto give SGUL students the opportunity to apply for the Spirit of Adventure award, particularly because of our historical connection to Scott via Edward Wilson. Dr Kellam was a member of a hiking and mountaineering society at St George's called the Edward Wilson Society

The Awards are granted to assist individuals or Groups to undertake adventurous expeditions and endeavours.

The Spirit of Adventure Award - £2,500.

This is awarded to the individual or Group that best exemplifies Captain Scott's 'Spirit of Adventure'. In particular, the Society is looking for adventurous 'firsts'. These could include the scaling of unclimbed peaks, navigational firsts, sporting firsts or expeditionary firsts of any kind. Applicants should also take into account the scientific objectives of Scott's expeditions. The Society reserves the right to vary the distribution of this Award.

The Award is usually presented at the Society's Annual Dinner to which the successful applicant (or representative of a Group) is invited as a guest of the Society. The Dinner is always held on the 13th June.

It is a condition of the Award that the successful applicant(s) gives a presentation to the Society on completion of the attempt. This normally takes place at the Society's Annual General Meeting during April or May of each year.

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Part Time JoB in GP Practise
We require a student to work part time at our gp practice who is fluent in urdu to liase with patients and help direct them to the services available.
They will be based in reception, take calls from patients and administrative duties.
We are a busy practice in wandsworth and this is a great oppurtunity to gain insight into general practice and earn money!
Please contact the practice manager  Mrs Amrita Patel on to arrange interview.

Triangle surgery
2 broomhill road
Sw18 4hx

Part-Time Newspaper Distributors Needed


The Network is one of the top 10 field marketing and event companies in the UK and Ireland. 


An exciting part-time vacancy has become available for pro-active, punctual and reliable staff to work as newspaper distributors.  The role will be working on behalf of our client, the well-known daily publication London Evening Standard.


Positions are available across London and surrounding areas at underground and overground stations in theSW area and also in the following postcode areas BR, CR, DA, E, EN, N, NW, KT, RM, SE, SM, TW and W. 


All positions are paid at £6.31 per hour plus 28 days holiday calculated pro rata.  There will be a guaranteed 10-15 hours work available per week for successful applicants.


No experience is necessary but any experience in newspaper and magazine distribution is welcome.  All training is provided.  


If you are interested in this vacancy, please email with your CV and a covering letter, stating ‘Evening Standard Recruitment’ as the email subject.  Please note that once registered with The Network, there will be further opportunities for work available.


A new  General Practice and Healthcare Management Society at SGUL, has been set up just before christmas. For further information and to join the society please email /