Student perspective

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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

Viva la Vulva: Tackling the Stigma Surrounding Women’s Health

With no less than eight projects taking place, 2018 is set to be a pivotal year for Viva la Vulva, a UCL Medical Student society which campaigns to raise awareness of issues around women’s health. Set up in September 2014, it has a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health rights and gender-based violence. Its … 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


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

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