BEDPANS & DIPSTICKS A Fresher’s Guide
Hello and welcome bright eyed freshers to the best 5 years of your life! My name is John Wardlaw and I’m your MedSoc President for 2013/14. Firstly Well Done. After battling through UCAS applications, charming many an interviewer and enduring the nerve wracking wait for offers and results -‐ you’re here – you’re ofQicially a Medic at Nottingham University! One of the best Universities in the country (if not the world)! Nottingham will be your home for the next 5 years and your MedSoc committee is here to ensure you get the most out of your time here before you become the life-‐saving Doctors you were all born to be.
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The Committee Nottingham MedSoc is a student run union, designed to support medical students of all years in making the most of their time at university. Whether it be providing tutoring or extra support for students who are struggling academically, or putting on the best socials the university has to offer (Medic’s Celebrity Cocktail Party is COMING), MedSoc is here to support you. NOTE: MedSoc is an all inclusive organisation -‐ every single medical student is automatically part of MedSoc when they become a medical student at the University of Nottingham. So without further ado, let’s meet the team who will spend the next year ensuring you have the best time as a medic fresher that you could hope for.
JOHN WARDLAW-PRESIDENT Running on more energy than a nuclear generator, your smiley and experienced President puts a hundred and ten percent into everything he does. From dressing up as Spongebob Squarepants, to crawling around on all fours for a week dressed as a dog for charity and still turning up to the QMC the next day with a beaming grin on his face, we can say for certain that you're in safe hands. Usually found somewhere between GreenQield library and Ocean, he has a passion for adventure and all things crazy. Everyone knows him, everyone loves him. Any problems, rest assured John will have hugs and a listening ear for you. Any questions, he'll know the answer. Watch out though, one wink and you'll be at his beck and call, and will probably have ended up committing to something you hadn't planned on. You've been warned!
EMMA LUCAS-VICE PRESIDENT Meet Emma, a girl who never ceases to amaze people with her never ending list of talents. When she's not shooting on the basketball courts, or riding her horse, or conquering Mount Everest (yes, this girl really did do that), Emma is ensuring we're all having a laugh, whether it be by organising medic events left, right and centre, or just entertaining everyone with her wicked sense of humour. Proven in her 'morning after the night before' voice, Emma gives everything 100%, even winning last years best female Karni rep award. And if thats not enough to persuade you, a black belt in karate will make sure Medsoc is kept in shape from September until June! With this feisty one on board, this year is bound to be no less than amazing.
DAVID LEE-TREASURER The med school beLeeved, so taking the reins of MedSoc’s Qinances this year is David ‘The Gazelle’ Lee. This cool calm and collected guy is always poised for any emergency with his years of St. John Ambulance training and is the perfect person to make you feel ready for an exam you really aren’t ready for. Mr. Lee’s legendary dribbling skills and ball control has landed him the role of Basketball President but his sporty side doesn’t end there – his involvement in American Football left many perplexed as it completely clashes with his gentleman persona. David has a wealth of experience with all things money and his calm and organised manner make him perfect for the role. He might seem shy on the surface, but don’t be misled – as a Week One rep he certainly proved there’s more to him than meets the eye!
SOPHIE BLACKBURN-GENERAL SECRETARY Sophie of Sherwood – you couldn’t write enough on her! A fully Qledged medic who is always doing something whether it’s painting an orphanage in Kenya, fundraising on the streets of Lenton or being centre of the netball court (did I forget to mention she also knows her way around a korQball?). A dedicated individual, her organisational skills are sure to keep the committee on their toes. As an ex-‐Week One rep, Sophie is used to looking out for freshers and can always be found in the medical school with a smile from ear to ear. Enthusiastic and passionate about Medsoc, she will be perfect as a committee member. Don’t be fooled though – you’ll see this brunette beauty whipping her hair back and forth in Ocean – and believe us, there’s a lot of it (it’s full of secrets!).
HANNAH CARDEN-LOGISTICS OFFICER If its the best Medsoc discounts you want Hannah’s your girl! Whether she is organising a Medics hockey tour or socials for Medics rowing, she can always be seen with the biggest smile on her face. An organising genius, she is always friendly and approachable and perfect for gaining the best sponsorship for Medsoc. This Devonshire lass is frequently found in an array of fancy dress, living it up in her favourite club Ocean with fellow committee member Sophie! From waving her cheerleading pompoms about to raising money for Kenyan orphans, there is no one as enthusiastic as Hannah. A medic through and through she is more than fully capable of keeping Medsoc running smoothly as your new Logistics OfQicer.
BETH PORTMAN-PUBLICITY & COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER Whether it’s running around the squash court or strutting her stuff on the Ocean danceQloor, this girl will always be smiling and ready to party! Despite Beth’s questionable allegiance to Medics after being crowned ‘Miss Southwell’ in halls and then becoming a Southwell Karni rep, we’ve Qinally managed to whip her into shape to become a keen medic. With an artistic Qlare and a loud voice, she is perfect for Publicity OfQicer, and you won’t be able to miss her shoutouts and posters around the med school. What’s more, her dedication to Facebook means that there’ll be even more reminders for all of our amazing events coming up this year!
CHRISTINE LAM-SOCIETIES OFFICER When it comes to doing your thing there is only one role model, Christine Lam. She may sound cute but this pocket sized sheep does not go with the Qlock. She is more hyperactive than the energizer bunny and is always on form. She’ll have a great time wherever she ends up, but don’t let her have more than one drink. This bubbly girl makes the most of any opportunity; you’ll catch her Qlying through the air waving those pompoms with the cheer squad or singing on stage with the Musicality society. Belting out the old classics and tearing it up with the newest releases. So get ready to join some adventures and start your own all with your exuberant tour guide to Medsoc Societies!
ELSIE COTTERELL-SPORTS SECRETARY Fitness fanatic and sleep enthusiast, Elsie is the perfect person to make your year at med school as sport-‐Qilled as possible! Distracted only by “cute and Qluffy” cat Youtube videos, this girl is frequently seen sporting trackies en-‐ route to the gym. But don’t be fooled by her blonde locks, beaming smile and hot body, she is a devil on the netball court and is always determined to win! You’ll always see Elsie beaming like a Cheshire cat unless forced to take a dip in the ocean-‐ a plunge she has yet to embrace: she WILL be converted by the end of the year!
GEMMA DRACUP-WELFARE OFFICER The very personiQication of the motto “get involved” Gem has become integral to lots of Nottingham Uni’s societies: from the Gospel Choirs dazzling pianist to becoming part of the Nightline Exec Team. Arguably Gemma had already been looking out for the welfare of 3 stressed out year groups of medics before elections. With her baking skills and cake deliveries to GreenQield Library during exam period – voting her in just made it more ofQicial . Gems time dressed as the Nightline Bear, bouncing around clubs and giving out free hugs, has garnered her the love of Nottingham Uni’s drunken denizens. Gemma is more than ready for the responsibility of looking after you all and will have undoubtedly given you a cupcake by the end of the year!
EBO DADEY-ENTS REPRESENTATIVE Ebo is MedSoc’s answer to Prince Charming. Armed with conQidence and dedication topped with his charming smile makes him the perfect person to organize fabulous balls! After being events coordinator for the African-‐Caribbean Society, it’s clear his creativity has no bounds. He is sure to make every MedSoc event a night to remember. His sparkling personality is one that will instantly befriend you. Ranging from rocking the dance Qloor at Ocean to dazzling everyone with his gymnastic skills to being Mr Medic -‐ one things for sure, Ebo was born to entertain. With stellar organization skills and limitless enthusiasm, Ebo will ensure MedSoc has the classiest, most amazing balls!
IZZY STRAW-SOCIAL SECRETARY Normally found somewhere between Crisis and Ocean our resident party planner Izzy is, well, a little bit crazy. But never fear, it’s very entertaining, Whether it’s saving turtles in Greece, ‘borrowing’ trees or accidentally booking a holiday to Belgium after a night out, Izzy has plenty of awesome stories to share. You name it Izzy’s done it. Believed to be a reincarnated pirate, she can be found sailing the high seas of Ocean each week without fail, even if exams are the following week. With dance moves to die for, a knack for bringing the banter (usually pirate related) to any situation and love of making new friends, she’s perfect for the role of Social Sec. Get ready freshers, there will be craziness with Izzy at the helm of the MedSoc party ship this year!
KYLE FLEISCHER-SOCIAL SECRETARY Following closely in his predecessor’s footsteps, Kyle Qits all the criteria for MedSoc Social Sec; another quietly posh, rugby-‐playing Surrey lad who will lead us through a year of unmissable socials. When he’s not out captaining the Medics’ Rugby team, Kyle can be found at the bar with a beer or four. Be careful what you say, he’s quick to punish anyone for breaking drinking rules. Don’t be fooled by his tough exterior; Kyle is like one of those Golden Barrels from a tin of Roses; hard on the outside but soft and gooey on the inside (with a golden (ginger) wrapping). This secret gentleman is always up for a laugh and will undoubtedly give us as great year. A hooker with a heart, what more could you ask for?
Year Reps 4TH YEAR REP-ROB CULLUM
5TH YEAR REPTB
Because one year in MedSoc is never enough, Rob is back again to represent his medical school! After his superb work as Treasurer, Rob returns this year as 4th year rep. Now more experienced and supposedly more mature than ever, Rob has swapped sleeping in lectures for rushing around hospitals. But don’t worry, when he’s not donning his stethoscope, you’ll still Qind him back in Ocean, swinging his shirt to Baywatch. Organised, enthusiastic (with dance moves to match) and always willing to help, this medic elder will make sure that distance doesn't matter and that those on clinical placement can still be part of our medic family!
3RD YEAR REP-EMMA LUMLEY Donning the title of 3rd year Rep this year is Emma Lumley. A true force to be reckoned with Lumles is regularly seen in Crisis busting out her legendary moves and “befriending” bouncers left right and centre. Admittedly we all live in slight fear of Lumbledore as her T-‐total ways means she has 2 years worth of drunken shenanigans stored away in her head that everyone would rather she forgot! Harnessing her atomic energy levels has made Lummers a warrior of the rugby pitch and a formidable foe for any opponent of Notts Womens Rugby team. With her nonstop, 100% commitment, get the job done attitude Emma is perfect for the role of 3rd year Rep and will easily guide her year through the tumultuous times ahead!
2ND YEAR REPS- TOM FISH & BETH HUBBERSTEY Tom Fish, all round nice-‐guy and self-‐proclaimed BNIM (Big Name in Medicine), is one of Medsoc’s 2nd year reps. You know this guy is going to be a good a year-‐rep because he has been voted in two years in a row. Having already spent a year in Medsoc and being a part of medics football, Tom is well-‐ known amongst medics; he is vocal, approachable and very friendly so if you have any issues he should be your Qirst port of call. He is more than experienced enough for his jobs next year -‐ sorting the mentors for the freshers and organising the socials for the 2nd years. Next year is looking very good with Tom on the committee. As one of our keenest freshers there is no-‐one better suited to managing a bunch of rowdy second years than this loud mouthed scouser. Having thrown herself into every opportunity (and her shoes into the river Trent) Beth has undoubtedly made the most of her Qirst year at med school. She has repeatedly demonstrated her commitment and dedication by Qighting it out to the last songs of Ocean and getting a little too into the lyrics of "Hero". If you don't meet Beth this September it'll be because she hasn't made it back from cycling to Paris this summer, we've all got our Qingers crossed but who knows…
1ST YEAR REP-COULD BE YOU...
Week One Reps
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Your Qirst week (Week One) is amazing. Being a Medic is amazing. Stick both together and it's brilliant! Keep your eyes peeled for us; we’ll be easy to spot outside LT1 in the QMC! Come and introduce yourself and have a chat. As Week One reps it’s our job to get to know you and look after you, making sure you have the best time possible for your Freshers week! There’s so much going on in your Qirst week make sure you get involved as much as you can and we’ll be there every morning to pick up the pieces! Week One is merely a warm up for an amazing medic year; Medic’s Cocktail Party, Scav, Bedpush etc. So get ready. Your reps this year are Hannah and Daniel.
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Hello and welcome to Medics’ Karni! Karnival is the largest student-‐run charity organisation in the UK, hosting events mainly for Freshers raising money for a huge number of charities. We will host several events throughout your Qirst term, making it as action-‐packed, stress free and, most of all, memorable as possible. From balls to bar crawls, rag raids to skydives and even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro -‐ there’s something for everyone to get involved with. But what is a ‘rag raid’? While at other universities Saturdays may be seen as a time to catch up on sleep or recover from the night before, at Nottingham they mean only one thing -‐ rag raid time. Every Saturday of your Qirst term, we will journey to cities around the country (we’re talking Cardiff, Newcastle, Oxford, Edinburgh), give you the gauntlet of a charity collecting tin and set you free, dressed in all manner of fancy dress. After a day of doing good, collecting money for charity, you guys will be well rewarded for all your hardwork, and what’s a better reward than a bus journey home, complete with challenges, prizes, and a few other surprises? These bus journeys are deQinitely not to be missed! Upon return to our beloved campus, the party carries on at the Student’s Union well into the night. Last year we raised £245,000 for charity! Make sure you join the of1icial Facebook group -‐ ‘Of1icial Nottingham Medics -‐ Freshers 2013-‐2014’ Full drag (including makeup), mankini, gimp suit or cave man fur... you name it, this loveable lad has probably been released into society wearing it. As much at home tearing up the dance Qloor of the Big O as he is causing costumed havoc in cities all over the country in the name of charity, basketball crazy Cam is Karni keen to the core and is just the guy you want guiding you through the Qirst term. But be warned... this boy is FAR too comfortable being naked...
Emily Wongathong, a Thai boxing queen with a love for taking a dip in the Big O, is just at home on a rag raid as she is fundraising for an expedition to Zambia. Often found rocking out with fellow rep Pendo at SPC pre drinks, Wong can handle a great night with just as much Qlair as she collects: from London to Liverpool on rag, somehow she is still always up for the party on the bus home! A welcoming rep to all, come say hey at the start of freshers...
Rory "Sleazy" Deasy really is one-‐of-‐a-‐kind, with a love of all things rag related and a penchant for putting away a quite frankly large quantity of well... everything, he can often be found dancing the night away in Ocean and Crisis. One thing's for certain, he is sure to make Medic's Karni as exciting and fun-‐Qilled as ever. Even with his "less than average" collections each week, he's no stranger to the rag raid bus, and he will be making sure rag raids are the best they possibly can be next year. R
A Scouser through and through this fresh faced beauty will never fail to turn even the dullest of occasions into a party, with some of the most extraordinary dance moves and most outrageous outQits you have ever seen. Her famously absent gag reQlex may have left her struggling on occasion but this hasn’t stopped her from putting away a multitude of concoctions over this past year, just don’t mention the minesweeping in Ocean... A karni crazy kid at heart this girl is perfect for leading you through the many highs of freshers term!
When hearing the name Chris Deacon it's often accompanied by the phrases "where is Deacon?" and "is he actually late... again?" Aside from the fact his mum didn't teach him to tell the time, Deacon is a ladies man through and through; he even managed to pull with a grandad haircut! The boy has skills and can normally be found in his beloved Crisis following some casual rugby hydration. He's never one to shy away from any challenge; just ask about the belly button piercing!
Chris Lloyd a.k.a Giggler is the bubbly blonde powerhouse who singlehandedly set up her own charity, travelled the globe and seriously never stops. When she puts her mind to it not even Ocean Bouncers can get in her way -‐ she's the one who always has a game plan, makes sure the fun never stops, manages to keep us all in line...and never fails to make you smile.
Sports Medics are always over-‐achievers in all aspects of life, including sport. Unfortunately, due to our ‘fun’ packed timetable, our elite sportsmen and women struggle to Qind time to play for the university teams meaning our MedSoc teams are always of a very high standard. MedSoc sports teams participate in the national (NAMS) league and university (IMS) league and training Qits in with our jam-‐packed lifestyles. As well as playing in the leagues, a varsity series has been set up with the Leicester medics which we are hoping to expand this year. The sports that MedSoc has on offer are: Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cricket, Cycling, Football (mens & womens), Hockey, Netball, Rowing, Rugby, Squash and Tennis. If we don’t already have your sport, feel free to come and speak to us and we can see what we can do! Although we can get quite serious on the pitch, we all know how to have a great time off it. We have many team socials throughout the year and are aiming to have even bigger, better socials this year. The highlight of every year is alumni; a day of student vs. doctor matches, followed by a huge social in the evening, usually combining many of our teams. This is not a night to be missed! Medics Basketball is a society that welcomes basketball players of all abilities. Whether you played regularly for your school team, or you’re a beginner, you are welcome to come along to our training sessions on Wednesday evenings. Training sessions usually consist of casual practice matches against each other. For the more serious players, we have IMS league matches every Sunday during term time against other societies and we came 2nd this year in the IMS tournament. We also participate in the national NAMS tournament twice a year. Medics Cheerleading is a fun, relaxed society that meets for a couple of hours once a week to socialise and do a bit of dancing. We work on several dances throughout the year, and do two performances. We always welcome new members and no previous experience is required. The main focus of the society is on enjoyment, and we guarantee that if you come along to one of our sessions you will have a great time and meet some lovely people!
Nottingham University Medics Football Club (NUMFC to our friends) is the greatest club in the world. We have three teams of all abilities, comprising both students and doctors, which play on the weekends as well as training every Wednesday. Every year we take part in the NAMS tournament which features medical schools from all over the country and NUMFC have won it twice in the last four years. In the autumn term there is a students against doctors game followed by a big night out. The club’s tour takes place every December to a location that is not disclosed until you get to the airport (previous tours have included Madrid and Milan). So for anyone who loves socials, chants, club ties or just playing football, we only have one rule: Adepto Adigo (get involved)!
Nottingham University Medics Netball Club (NUMNC) is a very friendly and social club. We welcome players of all abilities and always have a great intake of freshers. We train every Monday night and have two teams, one in the IMS league and one in the NAMS league. Our IMS team is open to all members and is always hugely successful, winning the IMS league for many years and this year winning the IMS tournament. As well as having great teams and fun training sessions, we have plenty of socials, which are not to be missed! Feel free to come along to training to try it out!
Nottingham Medics RUFC is a friendly, welcoming club which has enjoyed a number of recent tournament successes on the Qield, coupled with a strong social feel off it. There is a great history at the club, a history that you are welcome to be a part of. We train at Casuals RUFC on Tuesdays @ 7pm and Thursdays @ 7pm. We are always on the lookout for more players and anyone interested should contact us.
Careers societies host a range of events, including guest speakers, workshops and other opportunities to get involved with career specialties early on. GP Society General Practice Society Nottingham is devoted to helping students discover more about one of the most diverse and rewarding medical specialties. Our events include talks by celebrity guests, communication and ethics workshops, supervised OSCE practise sessions and seminars exploring current GP training pathways. MCareers MCareers Society is committed to keeping Nottingham medical students in the know. Whether it be making the best of the clinical placements or honours project, or igniting interest in the numerous medical specialities. Decision-‐making about career choices will come around sooner than you think, so look out for our Career's Fayre and the Day in the Life of.... events, and much more to come!
Cardiothoracics Cardiothoracics society holds events throughout the year, dipping into cardiology before delving into the depths of cardiac and thoracic surgery, including ECG teaching, career talks, catheter lab visits and surgery visits.
Medics Juniors Juniors runs a number of events aimed at promoting and raising awareness in paediatrics as well as offering a range of exciting opportunities to get involved in paediatrics both within the university and on a national scale. Other Career Societies include: Bumps & Bits (Obstetrics and gynaecology) DermSoc (Dermatology) Faces & Gazes GastroSoc (Gastroenterology) Mind Matters (Psychiatry) Pins & Needles (Anaesthetics)
A large range of medic societies for activities, interests and volunteering mean that there are plenty of ways to get involved with the community, pursue your interests, learn about new things and meet like-‐minded people. Scrubs SCRUBS Student Surgical Society has been running since 2001 and is growing each and every year with now over 1400 members. Our events range from anatomy tutorials, surgical skills practical classes and surgical careers advice sessions both in Nottingham and Derby. We are one of the most active societies in the medical school and work tirelessly to help get your surgical career off to the best possible start!
Kenyan Orphan Project This charity was set up over ten years ago by three Nottingham Medical Students like yourselves. Now, each year, 30 Nottingham Medics get the amazing opportunity to fundraise money for the charity and then go to Kenya in their summer holidays to see and help with the work the charity does. It's a fantastic experience and deQinitely not one to be missed!
Teddy Bear Hospital Teddy Bear Hospital (TBH) works in primary schools and rainbow groups with children aged 3 to 7, working to reduce fear and anxiety surrounding the doctors and to improve understanding of health, taking care of themselves and the human body. Open Art Surgery Open Art Surgery provides a great opportunity to bring a little joy to children in hospital by running art workshops on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening on the paediatric wards of the Queens Medical Centre each week. The kids absolutely love these workshops but we need plenty of volunteers to make sure they run, so get involved to make hospital a brighter place! NUMAS We are the Nottingham University Medics Art Society (NUMAS) and our mission is to bring art to all medical students! We provide medically related events such as 'Dissect and Sketch' anatomy classes, as well as events that simply allow people to be creative -‐ from hilarious speed portraiting evenings to our frequent trips to the Nottingham Contemporary art gallery. For a more chilled arty scene, we have a great still-‐life drawing session at a local veggie cafe over brunch on a Sunday...so look out for us at the Freshers Fayre and come get involved, no artistic ability required! Frontline Healthcare We are a Christian group for students studying Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Pharmacy and OT at the University of Nottingham. We meet once a month to pray together, equip each other and reach out to the lost. We are supported by CMF, CNM and CiP, and often have guest speakers as well. If you have any questions or if you want to get involved then search for us on Facebook: ‘Frontline Healthcare’ or email ‘email@example.com’. Musical Medics Musical Medics is a collection of various musical groups who rehearse weekly. We have an orchestra, a choir, a jazz ensemble and a rock band, and usually aim to put on a concert twice a year. No auditions, no mean conductors, no pressure! Come along and enjoy music, company, and free tea and biscuits. HoMed We're HoMed and every Tuesday we take food and hot drinks into the city centre of Nottingham where we then distribute them to those that are homeless as well as clothes blankets and toiletries. Volunteers can get involved by either coming along on a soup run with us or by donating food, clothes, blankets etc. On top of that we also have fundraising events throughout the year.
Other Societies include: Friends of MSF, HeartStart (Basic Life Support Training), Marrow, Medics Debating, MedSoc Teaching, NIMS (International Medical Students), Red Cross Society, Save a Baby’s Life (Basic Life Support Training for children), Sexpression (Teaching about sexual health), WAMS (Widening access to Medical School scheme), Wilderness Medicine
Medic’s Cocktail Party For one night only on Thursday 3rd October 2013 medics from all 5 years, and even the qualiQied doctors who just can’t keep away, reconvene for the event of the year. We’ve seen cardboard Titanic’s, life sized thunderbirds and even the Hogwarts express has been known to make an appearance. So start making those costumes now and get excited because there is no bigger or better way to kick off your time at medical school!
Pirate Bar Crawl Ahoy me hearties! Raise your cutlasses, don your eye-‐patches and prepare to join your shipmates on the pirate bar crawl. With many a challenge and game on the way we will raid the town of Nottingham all night. This is an event for any seadog, alcohol is purely optional and all you’ll need is your best pirate accent. So join us and sing yo-‐ho-‐ho, tonight’s a pirate’s night for me!
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SCAV Every November an event like no other takes place; medical students, from all years, will muster on a fresh winter’s night to undergo tests of strength and resilience. Little is known about this occasion but there are two things we can say for sure, SCAV Is Coming and Points Mean Prizes.
SCAV is coming...
Meet Your Boss Now you are in, are you wondering what it’s actually going to be like being a doctor? Hard work and no play? Horrible Bosses? Well at ‘Meet Your Boss’ you can decide for yourselves as you meet the members of the medical school who are in their Qinal year – the ones who have seen it all and done it all. Yes, in Qive years time these guys will be your bosses. The innocent and uncorrupted Freshers meet the streetwise and disillusioned Fifth years for a night of socialising, partying and all-‐round good time. You never know, you may get your foot on to the Qirst rung of the employment ladder…
Winter Ball It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Medics’ Winter Ball is the perfect way to end the Qirst term before you disappear home for Christmas buried deep in snow, turkey and textbooks. One of the few annual events with attendance from all 5 years in the med school, everyone always enjoys swapping stethoscopes for sophistication for a chance to socialise and be merry. Watch out – tickets always sell fast! Healthcare Ball Healthcare Ball is one of MedSoc’s newest events, Qilling the void that is post-‐exams. This event is a Qine way to spend time with your peers before we are lost to the summer. After a whole year of medic love you get the opportunity to bond with other healthcare students ranging from Physiotherapists to Nurses, Dieticians to Pharmacists and more! Who knows? You may be meeting your future colleagues.
The Medsoc Discount Card
If you want to save money then look no further! This exclusive card will get you discounts at a wide variety of shops, restaurants and other services all over Nottingham. From hair to a taxi, dinner and cinema ticket, it’s all there. You will also get discounted entry to all MedSoc events – what more could you want? To top it off, the money we take from these cards goes straight back into Medsoc; straight back into making your student experience INCREDIBLE through sports, societies and socials. The card will last you the FULL 5 YEARS are we are even offering you a special fresher discount, which is something you really don’t want to miss. You’ll get all this for just £45 (only £9 a year!). So how can you take advantage of this special offer? EITHER log on to www.nottsmedsoc.com/shop/card to purchase it online (you’ll need to have registered with the university and have been assigned a university email address to use the online card sales), OR send a cheque payable to ‘UofN SU Medics’ to Hannah Carden, 4 Claremont Field, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1NP. This needs to be done BEFORE 16TH September. But don’t worry if you miss the deadline – the cards will still be on sale at the MedSoc Fresher’s Fair during Week One and at the Meet and Greet event. You can also pick up your pre-‐ordered cards from the same places. Current Discounts Ocean and Forum Nightclubs – Queue jump (the envy of ALL non-‐medics!) Bagel Nash – 15% discount on all products Warsaw Diner – 20% discount tues-‐thurs Nottingham Cars -‐ 20% discount on Qixed fare journeys Peachykeens – 15% off dinner buffet (7 days a week) Smythsons cafe– 10% discount, £1 takeaway tea/coffee before 12pm, 2for1 on iced coffees Brass Monkey – various drinks deals Curtis and York Unisex salon – 20% discount. FitSpace and Raw Physique gyms – discounted membership Savera Indian Restaurant -‐ 15% off food in the restaurant; 10% off takeaway when collected. The Savoy Cinema -‐ 10% off Walkabout – Discounts and deals on karaoke booths and a variety of drinks Log on to www.nottsmedsoc.com/shop/card for a full and updated list of discounts!
ECHOLALIA is the ofQicial University of Nottingham medical school magazine. It is produced entirely by medical students and is read by students of all healthcare professions. The magazine features a wide variety of articles ranging from medical matters and opinion to arts, culture, and travel. To keep everyone on placement up-‐to-‐date, there is also a big focus on sports and societies within the medical school. Following a successful year, we are looking to make the magazine bigger and better than ever; but for that we need your help! We are looking for budding writers, columnists and anyone with artistic Qlair – we always welcome new ideas. If you want to make your mark in the medical school, there’s no better place to start. So if you have a creative streak, then why not put your pen to paper and send something in? You never know, you might be printed in an issue and by the end of your Qirst year, your column could be the ‘must-‐read’ in GreenQield. If you want to 1ind out more, 1ind us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@echolalia_mag).
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