Summer work experience scheme expanded to GP surgeries

This summer, our popular healthcare shadowing scheme for year 12 school students was expanded to GPs' surgeries for the first time.

Run by the university’s Widening Participation team in conjunction with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the scheme provides students who want to embark on health degrees with practical work experience and skills. Financial assistance and support is provided.


Researchers provide compelling evidence for multiple STI-detecting device

Strong evidence in support of a rapid diagnostic test for multiple STI infections has been put forward by researchers at St George’s.

Using mathematical modelling, researchers within the Applied Diagnostics Research and Evaluation Unit at the university concluded that a bespoke point-of care diagnostic device could significantly reduce the number of return clinical visits and the average time-to-cure from about a week to one day.


Research trial aims to reduce major cause of birth disabilities

Researchers are beginning recruitment in a trial to see if changing pregnant women’s hygiene habits could reduce the risks of a major cause of childhood disabilities.

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common congenital infection in the UK, affecting around 1000 babies every year. If babies are infected while in the womb it can result in serious health problems, such as cerebral palsy, developmental delay and hearing loss.


A medical applicants’ guide to Clearing and Adjustment

Medicine is one of the most competitive university courses to apply for. At St George’s, University of London alone, we received 10 applications for every place on our undergraduate medical degree last year. So, it’s no surprise that many applicants with the potential to be great doctors don’t get a place straight away. We’ve put together some options for you if you applied to medicine but aren’t holding a place.

Whether you didn’t receive any offers or you’ve received your A Level results and it’s not the news you’d hoped for, you don’t have to give up your ambitions. You have plenty of choices, even if you still have your heart set on a career in medicine.

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Results Day 2018: Top 10 Clearing Tips

You’ve received your A Level grades and it’s not the results you had hoped for. You may be feeling overwhelmed and emotional, but don’t panic, you still have options. Clearing gives you a second chance to find your perfect university place.

Every year thousands of students find university places through UCAS Clearing. Last year on results day, our Clearing and Adjustment hotlines received 3,500 telephone calls before midday alone. Students found places on courses including medicine, physiotherapy, paramedic sciences and biomedical sciences.Our Student Recruitment team have put together some top tips to help you navigate Clearing.

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