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50 at 50: Black History Month and Diversifying Medicine

For Black History Month this year, Medsoc has been showcasing the contributions of twelve Black healthcare workers and will be hosting an Instagram takeover in collaboration with ACMN and BME medics. Medsoc itself, acts as a representation for all students in Nottingham’s School of Medicine and within Medsoc, there are a range of BME medical societies that represent a variety of ethnic …

50 at 50: Mental Health and Medical Students

I’m Issy and I’m a fourth-year medical student. Going into the 50th year of medicine here at Nottingham, obviously a lot has changed from that first cohort to my own, with cohorts in between producing doctors that have even treated me! Even since I started in 2017, there have been changes. Particularly close to my heart are changes in …

Medicine, Nottingham and the Adventures beyond

One of our 2017 graduates got in touch to share his experiences studying medicine at Nottingham and what he got up to after graduating. This is Dr Arjunaa Wimalathasan’s story. Born and raised in the South of London, the son of refugees and the brother of an over achieving sister, a lot of my childhood …

Memories of Sports and Exercise Medicine

During these difficult times some of the founders and original students of the Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc have come together to share their memories of the course and the impact it had on their careers. The MSc was launched in September 1990 by Professor Idris Williams and Professor Angus Wallace with support from Professor …

The First Lincoln Medical Students’ Special Visits

In September 2019, our first ever Lincoln medical students took part in a tailored induction programme to introduce them to their course and the University as well as the medical and health challenges across the Lincolnshire region. This included a number of visits to health and emergency service providers across the county. Lincoln Medical School …

Rowan: My experience studying Cancer Sciences

2019 saw the first intake of our Cancer Sciences BSc and MSc. We caught up with one of our students, Rowan Hill, to see how he was finding the course and what led him to studying with us. Why did you choose to study Cancer Sciences at Nottingham? I was looking for a very specific …

Bella: My experience studying medicine at Nottingham

My name is Bella Moss. I’m from Cheltenham, England but I spent most of my childhood living in Kenya. I moved to the UK in 2015. I’m a first year medical student, I moved up to Nottingham in September and have moved into catered halls. I really enjoy sport mainly swimming, running and going to …

Callum: My experience studying medicine at Nottingham

My name is Callum and I’m a third year medical student at the University of Nottingham, and the President of MedSoc. I’m originally from Bedford, which makes studying at Nottingham ideal as it’s far enough to be away from home, but not too far as getting home is easy by either train or car. Why …

A day in the life of a medical student

– 6.30am – Time to start the day. It’s an early start because I’m on placement today at a GP surgery. I make some breakfast and get ready to head out. – 7.20am – I get the bus to the GP surgery at West Bridgford. I’ve also done placements at Queen’s Medical Centre and King’s …

Home away from home

“Eye opening”, “challenging”, “incredulous” are some words I would use to describe living away from home from the first time. There are many immediate contemplations most first-years would feel before coming to university. Living away from the luxuries of our own homes, facing the dares of managing oneself and studying a myriad of modules; is …