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MBBS student uses CPR teaching to save a life

We were so thrilled and proud to receive this amazing letter from Dhiraj Patel, a Year 4 student, recently. We’ve got something in our eye….   Dear Emma [Thompsett, Clinical Skills Tutor] and UCL Medical School, Today something life changing happened to me. I am living with my auntie in Hendon at the moment and … Continue reading

Student successes

MBBS Results Day Party! The main news here at UCLMS this week has been final exams – results were sent out on 21st March to 353 happy new (almost) doctors! We threw a party for them at UCL so students, staff and alumni could celebrate their massive achievement after six long years of hard work. … Continue reading

RUMS President’s update

We at RUMS have had a successful first term. We began the year as always with our welcome programmes, first for the incoming transfers into the clinical years and later for the first years. I was proud to see that not only did the first years throw themselves into the welcome programme of activities, they … Continue reading

RUMS Welfare Week – support, relaxation and donuts!

The first few weeks back from the Christmas holiday can be tough. RUMS Welfare was there to help ease the transition into 2018 and make the start a bit more bearable. This was part of our wider initiative to promote the mental health and wellbeing of students within RUMS. RUMS Welfare Week kicked off on 22nd … Continue reading

Decolonising the Medical Curriculum 18th April – free event

Medicine has been influenced by a history of colonial medicine where the voices of white, male, heterosexual, western attitudes have dominated the medical narrative. In the era of #Metoo, women’s marches and the Black Panther film social activism, we are exploring conversations around decolonising medicine as part of the UCL ‘Liberating the Curriculum’ ethos. You … Continue reading


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

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