Welcome from the president!

Hey everyone! My name’s Jonah, and I’m your MedSoc President this year! MedSoc is your dedicated student union for medicine and physician associate courses at BSMS. It’s our job to make sure you enjoy your time at BSMS outside of lectures and placement!

We offer you the opportunity to get involved in over 50 different societies with focuses on so many different things including medical specialties, religion, culture and hobbies! And every year each society puts on a number of different events! The best part? If you’d like to create a new society just drop the societies reps a DM on Instagram @bsmssocieties

Sports is also big at BSMS, we have 9 teams this year; netball, men and women’s football, men and women’s rugby, tennis, badminton, basketball and mixed hockey, all teams are open to all abilities! And twice a year we battle it out for domination in the south vs Southampton and Kent medical schools, it’s an occasion that can’t be missed! Catch up with our sports teams on our sports Instagram @bsmssports

At MedSoc we fundamentally agree with a good work life balance. Therefore your amazing social secs, Hannah and Alice, put on a ‘healthy’ amount of social events all year round, with various different themes in various locations! And if drinking doesn’t whet your appetite, your social inclusivity reps Mark and Rubeen will be planning non-drinking events throughout the year including lazertag, crazy golf and movie nights!

We also throw a handful of balls throughout your time at uni, including; Winter Ball in phase 1, Half Way There Ball in year 3, and Grad Ball. It’s the perfect opportunity to get dressed up and celebrate your achievements!

Make sure that you keep up with what is going on with events by looking at the MedSoc calendar. You can also look at VP Boldi’s weekly bulletin, with detailed information about what is on each week, as well as some whit and the odd bit of life advice. It’s on the VP blog.

Thanks for reading and, if you have any questions or fancy a chat, you can email me on president@bsmsmedsoc.co.uk. Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook @bsmsmedsoc to stay in the know. And if you see me at any medsoc events, or around campus, make sure to come and say hi!