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London Nightline

London Nightline

This week’s article is a focus on London Nightline. In future weeks, there will be articles to help with all aspects of finals revision, whether it’s welfare related or reviews of revision sources! If there’s anything you’d like to see featured, please drop us a line!   Nightline is a confidential listening and practical information service run by students, for […]

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Live. Work. Play. Adapting to Life at University.

Live. Work. Play. Adapting to Life at University.

This is the third article in the ongoing Freshers series. Check out more in the coming weeks!   Live ‘Have fun and make the most of it, but remember to look after yourself,’ says the classic family member. These traditional words of wisdom are entirely true. The first transition to medical school throws all sorts of curve balls and for […]

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How university is different to school and how to cope.

How university is different to school and how to cope.

This is the second article in the Freshers series. Look out for more in the coming weeks!   Freshers is a whirlwind. It moves quickly, with each day and week in first term feeling so novel and new and exciting. You get this feeling of independence and freedom and a new life, and a slightly terrifying feeling of growing up […]

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General Top Tips for Freshers

General Top Tips for Freshers

This is the first article in our Freshers series! Check out more in the coming weeks.   Congratulations you made it! All those hours perfecting that personal statement, nervously sitting the dreaded UKCAT, and sweating through the interview have been worth it – you’re now a medical student! Starting university is an exciting new challenge; one that is entirely different to […]

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What does it mean to be a hospital chaplain? An interview with Fr Peter Harries, OP

What does it mean to be a hospital chaplain? An interview with Fr Peter Harries, OP

In the increasingly secular world, it seems strange to have a hospital chaplaincy. Why do we need one? Do they do anything useful for the patients in hospital? In an attempt to try and answer these questions, we interviewed Fr Peter Harries, the Lead Chaplain at University College London Hospital (UCLH). The chaplaincy is located next to the hospital’s busy […]

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HIV Need Not Stop You

HIV Need Not Stop You

By Anne Tan Christopher Sandford, 67, is an Elite Controller. This means he is part of an extremely rare group of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive patients whose immune systems can keep viral loads low without anti-retroviral treatment. Sandford has a mutation on the HIV’s co-receptor on the White Blood Cell (WBC), the Co-Chemokine Receptor 5 (CCR5). This mutation has […]

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Loneliness is both the cause and effect of our social media addiction

Loneliness is both the cause and effect of our social media addiction

[box]Rob Cleaver explores the issue of loneliness in an increasingly global society[/box] In a modern society such as our own we are often caught bemoaning a lack of human intimacy, a distance between us and the world. We blame external factors of course, no human readily accepts blame, whilst we nuzzle lovingly with our electronic devices – refreshing, refreshing, refreshing. […]

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