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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

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 students – achieving success and helping others

Year 4 student Abdul raises over £40k for famine relief and attends OYW summit in Columbia Abdulkadir Elmi was inspired to start fundraising to help relief work in Somalia after a drought has severely affected over half the population. He organised a series of events, including one in the Cruciform Building which raised £40k in … Continue reading

MDs Revue exhibition takes over Cruciform Hub

On New Year’s Day 1898(-ish!), an intrepid group of medical students and doctors ventured onto the wards of the Middlesex Hospital to bring some festive cheer to those spending Christmas in hospital. Over the decades that followed the concerts became an annual tradition that featured sketch, songs and stand-up. Continuing through the World Wars, the … Continue reading

Medical School latest news

2nd place for William Crinnon in National UG Surgical Skills competition “The competition was the National Undergraduate Surgical Skills Competition and I took part in the London heat. It was organised by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and took place at the Royal Society of Medicine. The competition involved 5 tasks: laparoscopy, suturing, … Continue reading

A busy year: RUMS Y4-6 update

It’s been a busy year on the Y4-6 education scene. My year kicked off by working with staff on attendance and engagement policy and (unsuccessfully) trying to extend the summer break for 5th year students. And the momentum has remained high throughout the year. I’ve certainly spent more time in Meeting Room 1 than on … Continue reading

Be The Change: UCL students win national NHS championship!

UCL Medical and Pharmacy students recently won the first ever Be The Change NHS Quality Improvement Championship: a national project to get healthcare students centrally involved in quality improvement in the NHS.   The initiative was borne out of the notion that medical students and allied healthcare professionals can see hospitals in a different light … Continue reading

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