Alumnus David Brill releases ‘Making a Medic: The Ultimate Guide to Medical School’

Alumnus David Brill, who graduated in Medicine last year and is an FY2 doctor working in A&E, has recently released a book – ‘Making a Medic: The Ultimate Guide to Medical School’. On Thursday 12 September, he came back to St George’s to hold a workshop for current students to share his tips and insights on how to study effectively and get great marks while maintaining a good work-life balance. We spoke to him about his experience of studying Medicine at St George’s and what inspired him to write the book.

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Meet the Researcher – Dr Kirsty Le Doare


Kirsty LeDoare is a Reader in Paediatric Infection and Immunity at St George’s. She was recently awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship for a project she is setting up in Uganda and the UK.

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Medical student visits downing street

Final-year medical student, Hannah Likinyo, was invited to 10 Downing Street over the summer. She met with the then Prime Minister Theresa May’s Special Adviser on Social Justice and Young people and opportunity, Mr Nero Ughwujabo.

Below, Hannah, 23, explains how she came to be invited to Downing Street for a round table discussion, key points she took away from the discussion and what it was like visiting such an iconic venue.

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Meet the Researcher: Professor Mark Edwards on movement control disorders

Professor Mark Edwards is a consultant neurologist who studies how the brain controls movement and how abnormalities of movement occur in people with neurological illness.

He leads the Motor Control and Movement Disorder Group at St George’s, comprised of neurologists, psychiatrists, physiotherapists and basic scientists.

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Inspiring pupils to consider higher education

St George’s, University of London recently hosted its first outreach event for state school pupils in partnership with award-winning charity, the Brilliant Club. 

St George’s Widening Participation team have recently formed a collaborative partnership with the Brilliant Club, and will be working closely with the charity to run events for groups of state school pupils, many of whom come from communities that are under-represented at university.