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What is Did You Know?

We want all of our St George’s students to have a great experience and get the most out of your studies and time at university.

We have launched the Did You Know? campaign to showcase the broad range of support services and opportunities that are in place, to raise awareness of the rich teaching and learning environment and resources that are available for you to utilise throughout your studies, to encourage you to engage with student experience and engagement activities that you might not be aware of, and to celebrate the amazing achievements of the St George’s community.

You'll see Did You Know? information on the digital screens on campus, on our website, on posters/banners and on social media channels.

What we've done

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Student Voice
You can give feedback on your modules by completing the Student Online Teaching Survey (SOLTS)

With previous feedback we have:

  • Improved lecture materials
  • Involved students in designing modules
  • Added extra support sessions

In 2020-21 the average satisfaction rate was over 76%.

Learn more about SOLTS and give your feedback.

You can use your insight, perspective and creative thinking as a paid Student Advisor 
  • We have over 60 Student Advisors employed on the scheme 
  • Advisors are paid at least the London Living Wage (£11.05 per hour) 

Their input helps us shape initiatives in: 

  • Teaching, learning and assessment  
  • Student experience  
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Careers  
75% of full-time undergraduate students have an account on the Unitu Student Voice platform 
  • On Unitu you can ask questions, offer praise, post ideas, and raise issues 
  • Last year 550 posts and over 3,000 comments were posted 
  • There are 50 Year Reps on Unitu to interact with posts and move them to the public space for staff to respond to   
  • Unitu posts have helped increase study space on campus, add additional food options and improve online teaching. 
Academic support
Our Academic Success Team held more than 300 one-to-one study support sessions last year 

Students got help with: 

  • Effective study and revision strategies 
  • Writing academic assignments 
  • English language support. 

100% said they’d recommend the service and 96% felt more confident about their work. 

Study+ self-directed resources get an average 3,000 clicks a week by students 

There are 12 different Study+ topics including: 

  • Effective study and revision  
  • Successful assessment and feedback 
  • Teaching and learning methods. 
  • Resources include videos, audio clips, quizzes, top tips and presentations 


Careers and Employability
We have a range of resources and tools to help your career
  • Last year there were over 11,500 jobs for students and graduates on the Canvas Jobs board 
  • Over 11,000 people use the St George’s LinkedIn page to connect and explore career paths 
  • Our Careers Canvas module has dedicated careers pages for each course 
  • Watch St George’s alumni share tips for success in our Careers Profile videos. 
The Careers Service helps you advance your career goals during your course and after you graduate 
  • In the last 12 months we delivered 343 one-to-one appointments and ran 50 group sessions across all courses 
  • Over 1,100 students attended remote sessions on Preparing for Interview, Successful Applications and CVs, and Exploring Career Options 
  • The Careers Service has expanded by 50% to provide students with extra support  
  • Graduates have lifetime access to careers guidance and application advice, job searches, and networking tips. 
Outcome for our graduate are among the best in the UK
  • St George’s is 1st for Graduate Prospects in the Times Good University Guide 2022 
  • 91% of 2018/19 graduates working for UK employers are in highly skilled jobs, compared to 77% across the sector 
  • We ranked 7th out of 111 universities for social mobility in 2021 
  • In the past 2 years 60% of our graduates completed the national Graduate Outcomes survey (over 10% higher than the sector) 
As a Student Ambassador you can meet new people, earn income and gain skills that look great on your CV 
  • Join more than 200 Student Ambassadors at St George’s 
  • Help out with Widening Participation, at Open Days and events 
  • They collectively earned more than £110k last year 
  • Get paid at least the London Living Wage (£11.05 per hour) 

94% of Ambassadors would recommend the role.

Find out more about our Careers and Employability services.

Welfare and wellbeing 
You can access a range of welfare and wellbeing services at St George's
  • Last year over 400 people used the counselling service and 9 out of 10 would recommend it to others
  • Our counsellors reflect our diverse student body and collectively they work 90 hours per week.
  • "Togetherall" our online support service, is available 24/7 for students struggling with their mental health
  • We offer mindfulness courses and weekly drop-in sessions
  • We're piloting a new peer support scheme- 26 students are emplyed to be peer mentors

Check out the support that's available to you

Learning community
Open Spaces offers arts, humanities and enterprise opportunitirs to all students 
  • We run creative workshops and seminar discussions on topics which blur the boundaries between science and the arts
  • Last year more than 1,000 people signed-up for 33 different events
  • 99% of participants learnt something new and would recommend Open Spaces
  • 94% changed their practice after taking part.

Join the Open Spaces community.

Open Spaces offers extra-curricular modules which bring the arts and humanities together with medicine, science and healthcare.
  • Learn alongside students from St George's and other institutions
  • Earn 15 or 30 additional credits on your transcript
  • Transdisciplinary modules help develop key skills in critical analysis, creative thinking, communication, and persuasive writing
  • 90% would recommend the 'Finding a leg to stand on' module
  • 95% of students gained confidence with unfamiliar topics
At Education Ideas Hub events, students and staff get together to share perspectives on teaching, learning and life 
  • Projects funded by Student-Staff Partnership Grants are showcased  
  • Join us to discuss ideas, network and develop public speaking skills 
  • 100% of participants would recommend sessions 
  • Sessions in 2020-21 earned a satisfaction score of 4.6/5. 
Each year we give 1600 free Big Read books to students and staff 
  • 11 events planned for 2021-22 including book clubs and workshops 
  • Students can meet and interview the author 
  • Big Read events scored 4.5/5 for satisfaction 
  • 83% participants would recommend the Big Read and 79% would join future events. 
We’ve awarded more than £14,000 in Student-Staff Partnership Grants, each with a budget of up to £1200 
  • Work together on projects with a lasting impact on the St George’s community 
  • Projects such as: a handbook of clinical signs on black and brown skin; resources for transgender healthcare; and broadening communications skills with British Sign Language 
  • Present your work at national conferences and our Education Ideas Hub events 
  • 100% of student and staff teams would recommend applying for a grant. 
Learning resources
The Library has over 33,000 physical books and access to thousands of online journals, videos, books and learning tools
  • The Library is open 24/7 and in the last year 8,000 users have used the space
  • We have 75 laptops available to use
  • Access online resources from anywhere with your St George's login
  • Over 1300 students have already accessed Complete Anatomy which is available to all students.

Search for the resources you need.

We run skills training and offer Librarian services to help you get the most from the Library
  • Nearly 4,000 students attended Library Skills training sessions in the past year
  • Use our on-call Librarian service, available weekdays from 10am-2pm, to help you find and use resources
  • Last year 120 students had a one-to-one advice session with a Librarian
  • We have over 30 bitesize videos and 6 self-directed tutorials to help you search, find, evaluate and reference correctly.
More than 36,000 learners have completed one of our 18 free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

Our MOOCs last from 2-5 weeks and you can study in your own time. Courses include:

  • Developing Clinical Empathy
  • Preparing for an International Health Elective
  • The Genomics Era: The future of Genetics in Medicine
  • Creative Problem Solving: Design Thinking in Health and Social Care.

Find your MOOC and see why they receive 92% positive feedback.

The St George's archive has historical records dating from 1752
  • Access more than 37,000 post mortem records online from 1841-1946
  • Explore archival information on more than 1,300 past students and staff
  • Study historical epidemics, accidents and occupational diseases
  • Get one-to-one support and use the resources for coursework.

See what you can unearth in our archive.

Disability support
You can get support for your disability, long term health condition or SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulty/Difference)

Our advisor in the Student Life Centre:

  • Provide free screenings for students who may have a SpLD, like dyslexia
  • Discuss in-house one-to-one specialist study skills support
  • Advise on reasonable adjustments for your course and exams
  • Signpost where to get extra support and funding

Find out more about disability support.

Financial support 
In 2020/21 we awarded more than £1.1m to over 1,000 students in need of financial support

This included:

  • Over 950 students from lower income backgrounds and Care Leavers received money from the Opportunity Fund Grant
  • The Access to Learning Fund helped over 50 students
  • 8 students benefitted from the EU & International Hardship Fund
  • Students also used the Conference Presentation Fund and the Alastair Hunter Sports Fund to support participation.

See which financial support schemes could help you. 

How to get involved

If students and staff have any ideas about what they would like to see in the campaign in the future or any general queries please contact

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