Although the Warwick MB ChB programme is intensive you should find time to get involved in an impressive array of sports, charitable initiatives and community interactions which medical students have established.
The University of Warwick Medical Society (or MedSoc) represents all students of Warwick Medical School and all Medical School societies and charities, as well as organising social events and raising money for charity.
In addition to the recreational groups provided by MedSoc, there is an active journal club and specific groups set up for those with specialist professional interests including:
- Global health (MedSin)
- Trauma and emergency medicine (STEP
- General practice
- Surgical Society
- Wildness, aviation and space medicine (WASPS)
During Semester 1 MedSoc organises an array of events and activities including, quizzes, BBQs, drinks and balls.
Whether you’re a casual gym-goer or a competitive enthusiast, Warwick offers numerous ways to become involved in sport with state-of-the-art facilities. There are numerous leagues open to all, fitness classes including popmobility and yoga, plus a wide variety of clubs offering anything from football to parachuting and even octopush - all of which welcome beginners as well as pros. WMS students also have their own sports teams including rugby, football, women's football, cricket, hockey, netball and rugby.
Warwick Sports Centre
Warwick Sport supports 76 sports clubs as well as organising a wide range of exercise classes and sports courses. From Boot Camp, to pilates, to golf lessons, you're sure to find something you enjoy.
Due to the busy schedule for medical students, WMS has it's own sports teams including:
A national network of student-led sex education initiatives using the unique blend of approachability and knowledge invested in medical students to assist local schools with their sex and relationship curriculum.
SKIP (Students for Kids International Projects)
A registered charity, run by medical students, that organises and manages projects to help children in developing countries. SKIP Warwick is a recently established branch of SKIP National, and they have already got a project up and running in the city slums of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
In the summer holidays a group of volunteers are sent out to help work on the project, which involves teaching the kids and running a feeding programme, amongst other things. It's not all work, there is lots of time for exploring the country and culture too.
Teddy Bear Hospital
The Teddy Bear Hospital has two main objectives:
- To educate children about staying safe and promote healthy living
- To reduce the fear children may experience when visiting a hospital, known as 'hospital anxiety'
The Teddy Bear Doctors are medical student volunteers who work with the children, guiding them through the consultation, firstly allowing the child to explain the history of the illness or injury their teddy bear has. The Teddy Bear Doctor examines the teddy and plans investigations, for example an x-ray.
The teddy bear then receives non-invasive medical treatment, usually in the form of plasters or bandages, and to finish the doctor writes a 'paw-scription' for love and hugs.
This is an annual show of song, dance, comedy and exhibitionism by our medical students which raises money for local charities
The University of Warwick has over 250 societies covering the most diverse interests.
There are cultural societies representing 38 different nationalities and cultural groups and a wide range of religious societies.
Nearly every aspect of performance is provided for, from those who enjoy taking centre stage in Shakespeare or improvised theatre, to those who prefer to remain behind the scenes. There are societies providing for more than 10 different dance styles and the Music Centre supports over 20 instrumental and vocal ensembles, catering to muscial tastes from rock-gospel to chamber music.
Other areas of interest include:
- Political interests
- Food and drink appreciation