Student attends NHS 70th anniversary celebrations at Westminster Abbey

Third-year Biomedical Science student Melissa Matthews was invited to Westminster Abbey on 5 July to attend the thanksgiving service celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

10 July 2018

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Magdi Yacoub sees his handiwork on a transplanted heart, 23 years on

World-renowned Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, who established heart transplantation in Britain, visited St George’s this week for an unusual appointment. He came to see a heart that he had originally transplanted in 1995.

5 July 2018

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70 years of the NHS: why our students want to work in the NHS

St George’s, University of London has been training professionals to deliver healthcare for more than 250 years. To celebrate 70 years of the NHS, some of our students talk about their time at St George’s, their future plans, and why they want to work in the NHS.

                                        

Fflur Ashton, Healthcare Science, year 2“The National Health Service is an amazing system that I feel privileged to have in my country. It enables everyone to have access to healthcare and this I feel is a human right.

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Early Career Researchers: Laura Southgate

In Early Career Researchers - a series of interviews that lift the lid on the Early Career Researcher community at St George’s, University of London – Dr Laura Southgate, Lecturer, Molecular and Clinical Sciences, talks about her ambitions, motivations and her research.

22 June 2018

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Carers Week 2018: James Westwick-Paine's story

This week is Carers Week, running from 11-17 June. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by those responsible for caring for dependents. Some members of St George’s student body have caring responsibilities including James Westwick-Paine, who cared for his terminally-ill mother while studying here.

12 June 2018

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St George's, University of London student elected as NUS Women's Officer

Final-year biomedical science student Sarah Lasoye has been elected Women’s Officer for the National Union of Students. Sarah will hold the post for the academic year 2018/19, having served as Deputy Women’s Officer this year.

6 June 2018

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Richard Ison sets the bar for 20 years' service

Bar Manager Richard Ison recently celebrated his 20-year anniversary working in the St George's, University of London Students' Union bar. Here he reminisces about what St George's was like 20 years ago and reveals students' most popular tipples.

4 June 2018

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Opportunity for Everyone: Imogen Burwood on the struggles of getting into medical school and dealing with dyslexia

This month marks the launch of a new campaign by Universities UK, Opportunity for Everyone, created to promote the positive impact that going to university can have. Here’s Imogen Burwood’s story on being the only student to get into medical school from her sixth form, juggling family health issues and dealing with dyslexia.

30 May 2018

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Early Career Researchers: Dr Caroline Copeland

Dr Caroline Copeland, Lecturer in Neuropharmacology in the Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, talks about her ambitions and research in Early Career Researchers - a series of interviews that lift the lid on the Early Career Researcher community at St George’s, University of London.

23 May 2018

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Studying during Ramadan

St George’s, University of London is proud of its diverse community and this month, many students and staff will be participating in Ramadan, the holy month for Muslims. Ramadan begins when the full moon is seen, this year around 16/17 May, signifying the beginning of a new lunar month.

21 May 2018

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Vascular dementia trial of Viagra-type drug nears closing stages

A key trial at St George’s examining the use of the drug tadalafil for vascular dementia has reached a key stage with all participants dosed and screened.

21 May 2018

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Tania Mohamed on her mental health struggles and the steps she took to seek help

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May) Tania Mohamed, who recently graduated with a degree in medicine from St George’s, University of London, talks about seeking help and using the support services available at the university during the final two years of her degree.

17 May 2018

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Graduation 2018: Congratulations to the students from the University of Nicosia Medical School

Graduating students received their degrees in front of family, friends and supporters at the fourth Graduation Ceremony of the University of Nicosia Medical School which took place at Strovolos Municipal Theatre on Friday 4 May 2018.

16 May 2018

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New sensor discovery has implications for brain research

A new reagent discovered by research scientists at St George’s, University of London has shown real-time brain behaviour in more detail than ever before.

16 May 2018

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Opportunity for Everyone: Moni Choudhury on juggling studies, work and family

This month marks the launch of a new campaign by Universities UK, Opportunity for Everyone, created to promote the positive impact that going to university can have. Here’s Moni Choudhury’s story, who juggled work, looking after family and her studies at St George’s, University of London to become a Physician Associate.

11 May 2018

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St George’s receives Athena SWAN Silver Award for gender equality

St George’s, University of London has received a coveted Athena SWAN institutional ‘Silver’ Award from Advance HE in recognition of its commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion for the whole University community.

7 May 2018

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Open lab day: ground-breaking medical research

In a first for St George’s, University of London, the local public are invited to find out about the ground-breaking medical research happening on their doorstep.

Thursday 21 June 2pm to 4pm

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Graduation 2018: Congratulations to the Faculty Class

Graduating students received their degrees in front of family, friends and supporters at the Kingston and St George’s Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education Graduation Ceremony 2018.

1 May 2018

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Dr Amina Jindani wins Health Award

Dr Amina Jindani has been honoured at the 2018 Muslim News Awards for Excellence for her life’s work and research on tuberculosis.

Iqbal Nasim, Chief Executive of National Zakat Foundation, presenting the award to Dr Amina Jindani (Photograph by Abdul Datoo/The Muslim News)

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St George’s number one for graduate jobs

St George's, University of London has been named the best university in the country for graduate employability in The Complete University Guide for the third year running.

26 April 2018

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Genetic study could lead to new treatments for sufferers of pulmonary arterial hypertension

Research carried out by a consortium including St George’s, University of London has identified new genes for pulmonary arterial hypertension, which provides renewed hope for people affected with this incurable condition.

12 April 2018

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Top 8 tips on how to handle revision stress

Exam season is on its way and the Easter holidays mark the start of serious revision time. Whether you’re studying for A-Levels, IB, GCSEs, or uni finals, it can be a stressful time. But don’t let stress get the better of you! John Taggart, Head of Counselling at St George’s, University of London has put together a list of stress-busting tips.

12 April 2018

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St George's academics appointed to REF panels

Two St George’s academics have been appointed to panels for the next assessment of the quality of UK universities’ research, the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

11 April 2018

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New research identifies potential genetic link in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby before the age of one year. Around 300 infants die from SIDS every year in the UK. Despite decades of research it remains unclear exactly why this happens; however a temporary inability of the baby to breathe efficiently is thought to be an important factor.

29 March 2018

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Dr Paul Johns shortlisted for Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award

Dr Paul Johns, senior lecturer in neuroanatomy at St George’s, has been shortlisted for the Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year Award, which identifies the UK's leading bioscience higher education teachers.

27 March 2018

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One-day workshop to focus on pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension

Friday 4 May 2018

A one-day practical workshop in central London will offer expert guidance on the diagnosis and management of pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension.

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Early Career Researchers: Dr Henry Staines

Dr Henry Staines, Lecturer, in the Institute of Infection and Immunity talks about his ambitions and research in Early Career Researchers - a series of interviews that lift the lid on the Early Career Researcher community at St George’s, University of London.

16 March 2018

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Number of deaths from meningitis due to plummet after new medical advice

Experts aim to halve the number of deaths from a type of meningitis by changing drug treatment as a result of a new medical study.

15 March 2018

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Early Career Researchers: Christopher Carroll

In Early Career Researchers - a series of interviews that lift the lid on the Early Career Researcher community at St George’s, University of London – researchers talk about out their ambitions, motivations and about their research.

14 March 2018

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Healthcare Sciences Week: Clinical Physiology uncovered

Healthcare Sciences Week (9-18 March) celebrates the work of healthcare science professionals and highlights the difference they make to patients’ lives. But what, exactly, is a healthcare scientist? Penny Murphy, who leads the Clinical Physiology Programme at St George’s, University of London explains.

“What many people may not realise is that ‘healthcare’ in this context refers to the teams of scientists who work within the NHS in academically demanding scientific roles. Some are based in a laboratory analysing patient samples and diagnosing conditions. Others work with the technology that underpins patient care, either developing new medical technology or ensuring existing equipment is functioning well. Many work directly with patients.

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