St George’s students among London Marathon runners

The London Marathon took place on Sunday 28 April with many St George’s students among the 40,000 runners to complete the route.

Below medicine students Hannah Gyekye-Mensah and Edward Underwood discuss the charities they ran for, their reasons for doing so and how they managed to balance studying with training for the marathon.

Marathon runners

Providing sustainable international aid

St George’s Global Brigades society was set up by first-year Paramedic Science student, Matt Glendenning, earlier this year and he has been actively fundraising for an upcoming trip to Africa ever since. The society is a branch of Global Brigades, the largest student-led movement for global health.

Below, Matt talks about what motivated him to set up the St George’s branch of Global Bridages, and explains why he and his fellow students are planning to work in Ghana this summer. Why did you get involved with Global Brigades?

Matt Glendenning ID Photo 2019

Alleviating childhood anxieties around healthcare

Student Volunteering Week is an annual event celebrating the voluntary work done by students across the UK. Currently in its 18th year, Student Volunteering Week 2019 ran from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 February.

To mark the week, we chatted with the co-presidents of Teddy Bear Hospital – a scheme with over 600 student volunteers at St George’s - Manasvi Dwaraknath and Aamie Patel.

teddy bear hospital jpeg

Student Volunteering Week 2018: stories from our students

Student Volunteering Week celebrates the voluntary work students do around the UK and many students at St George’s volunteer in their spare time. Running from Monday 19 February to Sunday 25 February, here, two students share their stories.

19 February 2018

Inayat student volunteering Cropped

Students take on staff in sumo charity challenge

St George's students raised a huge amount for £42,695.22 for Charity Week this year - more per head than any other university participating. 

8 December 2016