It is hard enough leaving home for the first time without the pressure of 9-5 lectures and difficult exams.
Clinical medicine is when the real fun starts.
Medical school is long and expensive, so it’s always useful to make or save a bit of money.
Keep yourself happy and healthy during your time at Bristol.
You don’t need to speak a foreign language to be interested in international issues.
A list of contacts that may be useful as first ports of call.

Welcome to Galenicals Welfare!

Galenicals Welfare runs a variety of programmes throughout the year to help with recurrent issues; these include Mum’s and Dad’s (pastoral care for freshers by second year students), Year Rep System, and the Tutoring Scheme (peer-support for students re-sitting exams). We hope we can provide a good welfare system in conjunction with the Student Advice Service to offer ongoing and personalised support when required/for those in need of a little extra.

Representing the student body:

Medical students elect Year Representatives in addition to the main Committee. Your Galenicals Vice Presidents are your Welfare Reps, who meet regularly with these reps to ensure that your concerns are heard by the Medical School. We also represent the clinical years at monthly meetings with the Academy managers; these are an opportunity to communicate any issues that you might have regarding the academies.

Contact the Vice Presidents to relay feedback or for more info – Follow the button below!

British Medical Association (BMA)

The BMA is a national independent professional organisation and trade union representing the views of all medical students, doctors and medical academics.

Bristol Medical school has two BMA Representatives who work closely with Galenicals. One sits on the Medical Students Committee, attending conferences and working on national policies. The second is the Intra-School Chair and therefore your local rep, working on issues that affect us here at Bristol. Bristol students have been particularly well-represented on the Medical Students Committee – over the past decade, we’ve had 2 co-chairs come from Bristol (Nick Deakin, Marion Matheson)!

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