Undergraduate students raising aspirations for Healthcare Professions

One of the strengths of our Outreach and Widening Participation activities is the involvement of our undergraduate students. As I write this post members of our student society, Birmingham Widening Access to the Medical Sciences (BWAMS) are running an event for 40 local Year 11 school pupils called Junior Emergency Medicine (JEM 2018). The day … Continue reading “Undergraduate students raising aspirations for Healthcare Professions”

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Change 10000 Lives

Walking home from work last night the music I was listening to was interrupted by my phone ringing. I almost rejected the ‘No Caller ID’ call, and any other week I would have done, but yesterday I answered. A voice at the other end of the line said “Hello, is that Clare Ray?” “… Yes?!” … Continue reading “Change 10000 Lives”

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A2B Success in MDS

In Welcome Week at the end of last month we welcomed 85 students to MDS programmes who had participated in Access to Birmingham (A2B). A2B is sector-leading in the support it provides for students from backgrounds currently underrepresented in higher education. In MDS we have a fantastic team of programme A2B lead tutors and assignment … Continue reading “A2B Success in MDS”

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Welcome to the Widening Access to Medical and Dental Sciences blog

The Widening Access to Medical and Dental Sciences blog will keep you up to date on the great work going on in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences at the University of Birmingham to widen participation in higher education. It will give us the opportunity to celebrate the success of our students and to … Continue reading “Welcome to the Widening Access to Medical and Dental Sciences blog”

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