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.

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Mosaic created for Students' Union elections

On Monday 13 May St George’s Students’ Union Democracy Officers were based outside the library creating a mosaic photo made up of smaller photos representing the different people within the St George's community.

The image was designed by third year, Biomedical Science student, Tom Churchill, and is being used to promote the upcoming Students’ Union elections.

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Inspiring student wins national award

Gary Cutmore has won the ‘Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year’ award at the Student Nursing Times Awards 2019. Gary is a student on the Foundation Healthcare Practice (nursing associate) course and is also clinically deaf.

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by St George's and Kingston University, also won Nursing Associate Training Programme Provider of the year and Teaching Innovation of the Year at the prestigious annual awards.

Most Inspirational Student Nurse of the Year

Principal runs the Marathon on behalf of heart screening charity CRY

The 39th London Marathon took place at the weekend with a record number of entrants – including the Principal of St George’s, Professor Jenny Higham.

Professor Higham decided to run her first-ever marathon this year in support of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), the charity which aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death in young people and provides cardiac screening throughout the UK.

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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