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Non-Science Peer Teaching

Our students have incredibly varied backgrounds...

...and many have never studied science before. It can be a daunting prospect - embarking on a medical degree without previous biological science experience - and so NonScience Peer Teaching was created!

Since 2017, Phase II students - also without a biological science background - have provided extra support to these Phase I's, through a safe learning environment where any science question can be asked. Through weekly seminars reviewing the more complex underpinning concepts, we're here to reassure new students that you can excel with any background.

The regular sessions build a real community of students who have studied arts, languages, humanities, social sciences - and some who did a science, just not the biology kind!




Thursdays 17:30-19:00


MTC Lecture Theatre

The group provides:

  • Welcome Week introduction
  • Weekly teaching
  • Revision sessions
  • Emotional support
  • Snacks!

Previous students have said:

“The weekly seminars are invaluable - I haven't missed one yet."

“The teaching has been phenomenal, and indispensable for my overall learning. Content is tailored to an appropriate level of understanding for non-scientist backgrounds, and teachers are more than equipped to deal with the variety of questions put to them."

"The sessions leave me feeling more confident and reassured that I am learning the right material in order to pass my exams.”

Non-science student profiles

Three of our non-science students tell us about their experiences and how Non-Science Peer Teaching helped them, as well as offering advice to prospective students:

You might also like to look at some of our other student profiles which include other students who have come from a non-science background.