"I don't think I'd have written these particular stories if I hadn't spent these years studying in Tooting"

International Women’s Day is an annual event which falls on 8 March each year. It has celebrated the achievements of women around the world since 1911. The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is ‘Balance for Better’ to help forge a more gender-balanced world.

Roopa Farooki is a fourth-year graduate entry medic and published author. She is about to launch a series of children books about black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women in science.

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Genetic therapies in the spotlight for Rare Disease Day

To mark Rare Disease Day today, scientists from the Genetics Research Centre at St George’s have set up a stand at the university to raise awareness of these conditions and explain more about their work in this area.

Rare diseases are those defined as affecting fewer than 1 in 2000 of the population. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients, but lack of scientific knowledge about these diseases may often delay diagnosis and access to treatment and care – and in fact, often no effective treatments will have been developed.

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Building outstanding facilities for inspiring education and research

This month (February 2019) St George’s, University of London began a programme of redevelopment designed with students in mind.

On the ground floor, staff offices are being demolished to make way for a brand-new lecture theatre, meeting rooms and break-out space.

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Meet the Researcher: Professor Debbie Baines’s work on cystic fibrosis

In Meet the Researcher, a series of interviews about inspirational academic research at St George’s, University of London, our people explain their work and its impact on society.

Professor Debbie Baines has worked at St George’s since 2000, when she was appointed as a tenure track scientist. Her main research focus is on the study of ion and solute transport across airway epithelium, and how hyperglycaemia may promote respiratory infection. She was appointed Professor of Molecular Physiology in August 2013 and works within the Institute for Infection and Immunity.


10 top tips for saving money

This week is National Student Money Week. To mark it, our Student Finance team have compiled their ten top tips on how to improve your money habits.

1. First of all, as simple as it may sound, work out how much money you have. Start off by working out how much money you will have coming in each term (include things like your student funding, regular contributions from family/friends, expected income from part-time work during term-time and holidays, as well as scholarships or other external bursaries if applicable). Then work out the period of time this total income will need to cover. Divide the total income for the term by the number of weeks it needs to cover (term dates can be found on the Portal at https://portal.sgul.ac.uk/org/lis/reg/student-centre/ - remember to factor in the holidays!) and you have your weekly budget. Now stick to it!

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