The MSRC is a student body whose aim is to look after you throughout
your time as a medical student at the University of Leeds! This site contains minutes of our meetings, links to useful resources, and contact details of people on the MSRC.
If there is anything you think we could do to make the site better, please
More detailed information about the MSRC can be found here. Contact us directly at email@example.com
October 2012 ELECTIONS!
We have 5 candidates for election this October, Click the name of the candidate for the manifesto:
Sofia Arkhipkina First Year Rep Manifesto
Richard Cruttenden First Year Rep Manifesto
Emily May Austin Publicity Rep Manifesto
Effy Lindsay First Year Rep Manifesto
Beth Spurrier First Year Rep Manifesto
The New 3rd Year Handbook is available here!
Click here for the new MSRC Newsletter!
Third Years, Click Here for your PALS OSCE allocations
Click here for the academic jobs talk timetable!
2011 Freshers! MUMS Parents Allocation
The MUMS party is almost upon us, follow this link and take this survey to allow us to allocate your parents.
Ordering Hoodies Has Changed!
Due to technical difficulties, the hoodies printer Dots Printhaus is now advertising through facebook. Go to this direct link:
and leave a comment under the coloured hoodie you wish to purchase with your personalisation, size, email address etc (full instructions at the bottom of the album).
February & March 2011
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MANIFESTOS
*MSRC ELECTIONS* 2011 Friday the 25th March. The Positions that are up for grabs are: Manifestos to follow shortly!!!
Publicity reps (x2)
Sports rep (x1)
3rs year reps (x4)
4th year reps (x4)
5th year reps (x4)
Intercalating reps (x3)
Bradford Transfer rep (x1)
Progress rep (x1)
IT rep (x1)
Mature Students Rep (x1)
International Students Rep (x1)
Societies Rep (x1)
MSRC Presents Medics Teacher of The Year.
Click here to vote for who you think should be Teacher of the Year
Medics Give It a Go is now starting! Click this Link to see when and where each society's event is!
The MUMS reunion is finally here, follow this link to find your family!
MSRC Elections have started! Click Here to veiw the Candidates Manifestos!
On the 21st of October there will be an MSRC election! For furtherdetails check your e-mail!
Positions up for grabs:
3x 1st Year Reps
2x 4th Year Reps
1x Intercalating Rep
1x Bradford Transfer Rep
1x Publicity&Sponsorship Rep
TO BE ELIGABLE YOU MUST: Come to 2 out of the next 3 meetings (Wolfson Room, every Thurs from 5:30pm)
The MUMS party is finally here! Monday 20th September Gatecrasher 7!Could all freshers please take this survey to allow us to select the right parents for you! Dress code: Parents: Demons. Freshers: Angels.
First year Rep elections
Congratulations to Sophie Ladbrooke who has been elected as the new 1st Year Rep.
APL Cash Machine
The wait is over! MSRC has secured a free-to-use cash machine from Barclays. It will be fitted in the APL in 8-12 weeks. Huge thanks to Kate Sutton, Ian Butler and John McGuinness for their hard
work on this throughout last year.
MSRC elections are starting! Vote online here or come to the AGM Friday 12th March 2010 12-2pm to see the candidates presentations!
Medics Give it a Go is starting! Try out a new sports society over these next two weeks if you didnt have time in Freshers! Follow this link to the Medics Give it a go timetable
Happy New Year!
Welcome back everyone. Hope you had a good break. Just a quick note to let you know that the MSRC 3rd year handbook is now available.
Leeds Medics Hoodies now available!
Hurray! After suffering from a lack of supplier for a while, Leeds Medics Hoodies are available again in a wide range of colours. Better still, the hoodies are made by a workers co-operative from fairtrade organic cotton in a factory powered by renewable energy. Get your hoodies here; http://threadme.co.uk/schoolofmedicine
MUMS pre-party meet
Date & Time: Monday 28th September 15:30-16:30.
The MUMS pairings are now available here. Find out who your parents/children are and what MTC room you are meeting in.
Read more about the MUMS scheme here.
MUMS Party 2009
When: Monday 28th September 9pm - late
Fancy dress theme: Babies
The annual MUMS party is an epic night out! Your medical school parents will accompany you on what promises to be a fantastic evening. Freshers should wear their very best ‘baby’ fancy dress. Parents, grandparents, great parents etc. shall be sporting their OAP gear. Tickets will be sold in fresher's week, don’t miss out on buying yours, (they will be an extra £1 on the door).
Student views on foundation programme allocation process
The results of the survey into student views about the foundation programme allocation process are now available. The Director of the West Yorkshire Foundation School has asked me to stress that they will definitely be taking our views into account. However, the system also needs to incorporate the views of all 3 medical schools and be acceptable to the Deanery and the UKFPO so at present they can not guarantee that the system will be what we stated as our first preference. You can view the results here.(requires Adobe Reader).
Allocation to Foundation Jobs within the Yorkshire & Humber Deanery
Fourth Years, you may be aware that if we wish to apply for our first FY1 job in Leeds/West Yorkshire this year, the system has changed. Dr Corrado, the Director of the West Yorkshire Foundation School, wants to find out more about what Medical students at Leeds think about this change. This is your chance to have a say in something that could potentially affect your future career.
Please complete our very short (only 2 questions) online survey to state which option you would prefer. More details are given at the beginning of the survey. It's a bit wordy, but it's a good idea to read this as it will be something you have to think about very soon anyway.
You can read the info and fill in the survey here
Please complete the survey by the 26th June.
Thanks in advance,
Brian, Victoria & Gloria
Year 4/5 MSRC Reps
4th/5th years - FY1 Application Process
Wesleyan Medical Sickness will be hosting an evening lecture from guest speaker, Dr Mike Roddis (BSc MB ChB MBA FRCPath) of Healthcare Performance.
Thursday 14th May in the MLT, 7th floor @ 5.30pm
The lecture is entitled ‘The FY1 Application Process' and will include lots of useful information, and Dr Roddis will be happy to answer any other questions you may have about applying for your first job. There will be pizza for everyone following the lecture. This lecture has been extremely popular in other Medical Schools across the country so don’t miss out! Plus, find out about your free student cover, final year group photograph and enter the prize draw! Download a flyer here
Congratulations to the newly elected MSRC committee:
President- Ian Butler,
Vice President- John McGuinness,
Secretary- Laura Stephenson,
Treasurer- Lindsay McDowell,
Sports Secretary- James Young,
Publicity Executives- Alice Rothwell, Lauren Harris,
Bradford Transfer Rep- Andleep Ali,
International Students' Rep- Mohantha Vidana,
Mature Students' Rep- Rebecca Lewis,
Progress Rep- Aimee Charnell,
2nd year reps- Sarah Clark, Dave Thompson,
3rd year reps- Clare Bird, Kate Sutton, Florence Goodison & Dare Oladokun,
4th Year reps- Lucy Turner, Sam Alderson,
5th year reps- Gloria Ashiru, Victoria Green, Brian McMillan,
Intercalating Reps- Sheona Harper, Guy Gherardi & Nellie Johnson,
Honorary Reps- Ali Carpenter, Saxon Prentice, Matt Fong, Gwen Davies , James Chan, Harriet Clay,
Open seats - Poppy Lister & Karin Duckett
NHS Bursaries / Student Loans
If you are going into your 5th or 6th year you may be eligible for a NHS Bursary. We have written a document explaining the how NHS Bursaries and Student Loans affect each other, and tried to answer any questions that you might have. You can download it here
Shortened First Aid Course?
As you may know, the school of medicine is currently reviewing the week long first aid at work (FAW) course that first-year students take, due to cost concerns. One of the main alternatives would be a shortened course, and we at MSRC want to hear your views on such a change - whether you're against or for it. Please let us know how you feel by filling in this very short questionnaire.
Hope you all had a good holiday. We've uploaded the MSRC 3rd year handbook here. The "Medical Neuroscience" website that has been down for ages is now back up - very useful for Control & Movement Spot test revision!
We've allocated £3695 to medic societies this year! The following societies were allocated funding:
Charity bike ride,
Football club (mens).
Welcome back to all Leeds Medics this year - I hope you
all had an enjoyable summer break, whether it be in sunny Britain or
This year is an exciting year for MSRC, with more and more ideas and
progress within the upcoming curriculum 2010 review, and an overhaul of
the personal tutor system in store, and renovations of the library
occurring over the summer break.
For the freshers we are trying a modified "MUMS" scheme, allowing the
incoming first years to choose non-drinking parents if they wish. Over
this year we will also be adding to and enhancing the MSRC website,
furthering its use as an important resource for Leeds Medics.
So, the best of luck for the year ahead, and please remember - should you
have any "ideas, concerns or expectations", or if you would like to get
involved with MSRC, do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Timetable update: During the 2007/2008 academic
year an attempt was made to bring the medical school's timetabling
into line with central university timetabling. Unfortunately for
everyone the timetable of the typical medical student was too complex with
too many nuances for the central timetable to successfully incorporate.
After a long (and painful) time for everyone trying to make it work, the
decision was taken to once more have an in-house internally run medical
school timetable, a decision which MSRC are very happy to (finally) see!
The in house timetable is located here.
New study resource links added: We are constantly updating our
study resources page. Links added this month include embryology and
immunology links (especially useful in 1st and 2nd year), videos of
examination techniques (useful for those 3rd year OSCEs), and links to
sites describing heart auscultation, and how to review chest radiographs.
MSRC 2008/2009 Comittee: Following our Annual General Meeting on
Friday, 7th March, we are pleased to announce your 2008/2009 Committee:
President - Alexander Carpenter, Vice-President - Saxon Prentice,
Secretary - Sam Alderson, Treasurer - Kate Sutton, Sports Secretary -
Greta McLachlan, Publicity Secretary - Philip Robinson, 2nd Year Reps
Karin Duckett, & Clare Pettinger, 3rd Year Reps - Nellie Johnson, Brian
Dromey, John McGuinness, & Lindsey McDowell, 4th Year Reps - Gloria Ashiru,
Poppy Lister, & Victoria Green, 5th Year Reps - Jenny Longstaffe, Sally
Chapman, Lolo Kalake, & Jon De Siquiera, Intercalating Rep - Dave Cook,
Bradford Transfer Rep - Sheona Harper, Open Seats - Brian McMillan & Aimee
Charnell. Honorary Reps - Matthew Fong, Gwen Davies, James Chan, Harriet
Clay, Aarti Patel. Mature Students Rep - Henna Anwar, International
Students Rep - Vinothini Armugam
Elections: Election fever is spreading as MSRC
and Medsoc will put to vote new candidates for their key committe
positions. You will be able to vote online
and at the AGM which will take place on the 7th March.
BMA - Strengthening our ties with the BMA MSC committee: Our
representative Alex Griffiths will attend the national conference in April
to advocate key issues such as; pay debanding, loss of hospital
accomodation for FY1 doctors and improving the deal for international
Funding: We have had the
unique position of offering an unprecedented £3500 to be allocated to
medics sports teams, societies and activities this year. All the
applications have been reviewed and notifications are being sent out this
week. These allocations will enable the continued growth and prosperity of
the wider network of medics extra-curricular activities.
Game Tables: We
have been successful in acquiring a table football unit for the Airport
Lounge. We expect delivery in the next few weeks. Just a reminder that
proceeds from both the pool table and table football are received by MSRC
and in turn reinvested in our student body.
Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS): Stay
tuned for these sessions which are happening later in April/May. PALS is
comprised of sessions where 3rd Years are taught essential OSCE
skills by 4th Years/5th Years/Intercalators. These
sessions are always well received by all teachers and students alike.
Further details will be sent out in the coming weeks.
Shuttlebuses: Following the recent prohibition of students using the Leeds Teaching
Hospitals Trust shuttle buses (including the LGI- St Jamesí). Alison
Noscoe (5th Year Rep) has launched an
which will allow us to demonstrate the importance of this service to
medical students so please follow
and let us know what you think:
We continue to work with the Medical School to ensure that suitable
alternative arrangements are forthcoming.
University Timetabling: We are now in the
second term without a dedicated MBChB timetable. Your informal and written
feedback via our online survey has given us a strong body of evidence
indicating that the central timetabling alternative is unsuitable. The
Medical School, Leeds University Union, Dean of Medicine and Health, and
Central Timetabling has been made aware of our situation. A formal
complaint has been lodged with the University Complaints Officer and we
are pushing for an immediate remedy in parallel with any longer term
Teacher of the Year:
Each year, MSRC honours the most outstanding teacher for your year as
chosen by you! Now is your chance to have your say. There is one award for
each year and the winners are invited to the MedSoc Spring Ball to receive
their award! Be sure to check your email inbox for voting instructions.
Committee (ISC) Elections:
The results are in:
Year 1 (no voting): Elizabeth O'Dowd &
Year 2: Katie Dexter & Amit Patel, Year 3: Owen Chambers, Sunny Khan,
Brian McMillan, Year 4: Naeem Mohyudin, Andrew Ratcliffe, Year 5 (no
voting): Tracey Barnes.
BMA Medical Students Committee elections:
Congratulations to Alex Griffiths, who has been elected
as the BMA MSC rep for Leeds Medical School.
To learn more about the BMA
Are there any medical textbooks that you would particularly recommend
to your fellow students? Or any that you think are a complete waste of
time? We are looking for book reviews to add to the site. If you're
interested in contributing, please
Are you a budding photographer?: We are looking for original photographs for our website. If you have
any photos that you would like to see on the site, please
them to us.
Learning resources: Fancy reviewing some of the links on our Study Resources page? We
could do with a short description of each site. Do you have any useful links that could be added to our resources
section? If so, please
let us know.