Student wins national social mobility award at House of Lords ceremony

A social work student from Kingston University and St George's, University of London has won a national social mobility award for her voluntary and charity work at the inaugural UpReach Student Social Mobility Awards.

Rochelle Watson, a single mother to three-year-old son Allan Junior and the first in her family to go to university, picked up the Charity and Third Sector accolade at a ceremony at the House of Lords. The awards recognise the achievements of undergraduates from less advantaged backgrounds across the United Kingdom.

Student attends NHS 70th anniversary celebrations at Westminster Abbey

Third-year Biomedical Science student Melissa Matthews was invited to Westminster Abbey on 5 July to attend the thanksgiving service celebrating the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

10 July 2018

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70 years of the NHS: why our students want to work in the NHS

St George’s, University of London has been training professionals to deliver healthcare for more than 250 years. To celebrate 70 years of the NHS, some of our students talk about their time at St George’s, their future plans, and why they want to work in the NHS.


Fflur Ashton, Healthcare Science, year 2“The National Health Service is an amazing system that I feel privileged to have in my country. It enables everyone to have access to healthcare and this I feel is a human right.

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Leanne Armitage honoured with Queen's Young Leaders award

Third-year medicine student, Leanne Armitage, was honoured with a Queen’s Young Leaders award for her scheme that inspires and supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in medicine, Leanne’s Amazing Medics (LAM).

2 July 2018

Queen's Young Leaders awards