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

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Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease

Older people may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, says new research.

 

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Meet the researcher: Dr Ayesha Ahmad on the trauma of war

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

19 February 2018

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Medics’ love potion leads to 50-year marriage

Alumni couple Judy and Stephen Kane met in 1965 at St George’s and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year with a “mega party”. To mark Valentine’s Day, here they reminisce about how they met, their medical careers, and how they manage family life.

14 February 2018

Judy and Stephen Kane

My path to medicine: breaking down medicine’s reputation as an elitist profession

Doctors have been using Twitter to highlight that people from all types of backgrounds can go on to have successful careers in medicine, helping to breakdown its reputation as an elitist profession that is only open to those from affluent and private school backgrounds.

13 February 2018

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