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The end of the summer on Gower Street means only one thing: Freshers’ Week! Bringing with it hundreds of energetic, excited and eager first years storming The Huntley, The Cruciform and spreading themselves all over the UCL campus.  As they dive deep into the unknown world of challenges, strange faces and new experiences, we must … Continue reading

Top Teachers and Administrators Awards

Throughout the course of the year, via the SEQs, students can nominate teachers and administrators who have been particularly helpful or inspiring to them during their studies. The QA Unit is delighted to announce the 2016-17 winners: Year 1 Winners Circulation and Breathing Dr Ian Edwards (UCL, Division of Biosciences) Dr Jonathan Fry (UCL, Division of … Continue reading

RUMS President update

As I start my role as RUMS President for this academic year, I am very well aware that I am inheriting the position after a very successful year for RUMS. This past year, the RUMS Committee has been able to make strides in our academic representation leading to new study spaces such as the Rockefeller … Continue reading

MBBS Open Day

The final Open Day of the year was held on Saturday 9th September. This time, we were in a different but spacious location in Senate House. We had a number of dedicated members of staff who helped out on the day, so that we could run stalls about Student Support, Target Medicine, the MBPhD programme, … Continue reading

The Crick: Bringing Biomedical Research To Life!

This Student Selected Component (SSC) for 1st year medical students was set up this year by Drs Faye Gishen and Gregor Campbell with the assistance of Dr Hazel Smith, the Faculty of Life Sciences (FLS) Faculty Tutor and teaching officers at the Francis Crick Institute. We have selected and trained 12 Crick postdoctoral students to … Continue reading

UoL Gold Medal goes to UCLMS student Melanie Jensen

We were bursting with pride this summer to receive the news that a UCLMS medical student has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal.   Melanie Jensen was the successful winner of the annual competition for London medical school students. Melanie said: “Being nominated for the Gold Medal viva was an incredibly exciting, albeit … Continue reading

iBSc Dean’s List nominee Miranda presents at European conference

This September, I was very privileged to attend the annual conference of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) in the picturesque city of Leiden, The Netherlands. Three days of presentations given by experts from around the globe were in store for me when I arrived to the Stadsgehoorzaal, the concert hall … Continue reading

AcaMedics Symposium 2017

In October at UCL we held our annual Acamedics Symposium to showcase the high-quality work undertaken over the last year by the society. These projects have been running since the autumn term of 2016, when we matched enthusiastic society members to research-active clinicians. The scheme culminates in a presentation of an academic project poster at … Continue reading

UCLMS upcoming events

Autumn term is in full swing with lots of student-led and faculty events planned. Come along and join the hive of activity that is UCLMS life…..    Professional / student events   Target Medicine mock admissions interviews: 15 & 22 November – Students are from our Year 12 widening participation scheme and have little access to … Continue reading

Target Medicine Summer School 2017

Target Medicine is the medical school’s WP initiative aimed at raising attainment and aspirations of young people from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and medical school.  All students on Target Medicine programmes are from non-selective state schools in and around London who meet selected targeting criteria as outlined in the university’s Access Agreement. It comprises … Continue reading

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