Former St George’s receptionist among the honorees at Graduation 2018

Among hundreds of students receiving their degrees at St George’s graduation ceremony 2018 in central London were three recipients of honorary awards from the University.

19 July 2018

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St George’s registered as HE provider

St George’s has received notification from the Office for Students (OfS) that we are amongst the first institutions in the country to be successfully registered as an English HE provider with the OfS.

We are registered in the ‘approved (fee cap)’ category, which is for all providers who wish to receive direct teaching or research grant funding and requires evidence of enhanced financial sustainability. We have met all initial conditions of registration. According to the OfS website, being registered enables St George’s to: • access public grants, such as government funding for teaching or research• access student support funding (in other words, its students can get government loans)• apply for or maintain a licence to recruit international students• apply for the right to award its own degrees• apply for the right to call itself a university. In addition, our Access and Participation Plan has been approved by the Office for Students, allowing us to charge fees above the basic amount. View the OfS Register here.


Graduation 2018: Congratulations to all our graduates!

St George’s graduation ceremony 2018 takes place today (19 July) at the Barbican Centre, London.

During the ceremony, 649 students from 14 different medicine, healthcare and science courses will be joining our alumni network of over 17,000 former students.

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Researchers discover new genes associated with heart function

A new study from an international research team, led by Dr Yalda Jamshidi at St George’s, University of London, has identified new genes associated with heart function and development. 

An electrocardiogram (ECG), which records a heart's rhythm and electrical activity, can be used to identify life-threatening heart problems which often have a strong genetic basis. The team compared ECGs and the genetic makeup of almost 200,000 individuals to gain insight into the genetics that underlie heart rhythm. This was done using large-scale genetic association studies focusing on protein-coding parts of the genome. They chose to focus on rare variants that are often missed in large scale population studies, for follow-up.


Professor Jenny Higham awarded Honorary Degree of Doctor of Medicine

Principal Jenny Higham received an honorary degree from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in a ceremony that took place Friday 13 July.

13 July 2018

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