BUDSS: Helping out the local community – Beant Thandi, 4th year

This year, Birmingham University Dental Student Society (BUDSS), has been restricted in what it is able to do for our students. I thought to myself, how can BUDSS bring students together – whilst staying (socially distanced) apart?  I saw a post online of a medical society’s food bank collection, so I messaged them and asked … Continue reading “BUDSS: Helping out the local community – Beant Thandi, 4th year”

My experience volunteering at Birmingham City Eye Hospital – Neha Mehta, Dentistry Student

I am currently volunteering at Birmingham City Eye Hospital. Here I have been helping to police the social distancing measures inside the hospital. With a limited capacity, we help to direct patients to the correct departments and ensure a one-way-system is maintained to avoid collisions and breaches of 2m. I also help the reception staff with … Continue reading “My experience volunteering at Birmingham City Eye Hospital – Neha Mehta, Dentistry Student”

My experience as a 2020 Response Volunteer – Delan Hadad, Dentistry Student

I’ve been volunteering at Birmingham City Hospital, primarily at the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre. My volunteer title is “2020 Response Volunteer” and my tasks include: Helping outside main doors to the Eye Centre and its Emergency Department, advising visitors of visiting restrictions and ensuring people are directed to the correct streams Making sure all … Continue reading “My experience as a 2020 Response Volunteer – Delan Hadad, Dentistry Student”

To firm or not to firm? by Beth

So, you’ve sent off your UCAS applications and the wait begins before you start receiving invitations for interview (if applicable) and offers from the universities you’ve applied to. The decision can seem very daunting to some, or exciting to others as you make the choice about where you’ll be living and studying for the next … Continue reading “To firm or not to firm? by Beth”

Looking after your mental well-being as a student by Beth

Having been a student at Birmingham for 6 years, I am certainly no stranger to the stresses we are put under during our time at university. It can be really difficult when you feel you are not managing to keep on top of everything, and this can be for a number of reasons, whether it … Continue reading “Looking after your mental well-being as a student by Beth”