Feeling unfit to practice? UBHMHC welcomes medic hockey players of all abilities. We compete in a mixed intramural league every Sunday, play fixtures against local sides, and train every week at the Badminton School to ensure you’ve got better ball-handling skills than a urologist.
We’re an ambitious club and are hoping to enter a local league within the next two years. We have regular socials to develop strong team bonds and even stronger dance moves, and you’ll have a ball at the Christmas and End of Season dinners. The medics hockey community extends far beyond the walls of Bristol, and we take part in varsity, tours and national medical school tournaments including NAMS, a manic weekend of balls, boogie and bonding. So whether you want to improve your skills, get back into a loved sport or try something new, give medics hockey a go.
Training: Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00pm at Badminton School
Head: Martha Vickers
Keen to have fun and work on your game? Are you an enthusiastic beginner or an ace tennis player? Grab a racket and come and join the Bristol Medics Tennis Club! Weather permitting, sessions are on Sundays, 11am-1pm at Canford Park and are free of charge. Lifts are provided for those who need them. Those with a competitive spirit can team up to take on rival medical schools at the annual NAMS tournament and represent Bristol at the Nantes Reunion. To come and join the fun, join the Bristol Medics Tennis Facebook Page. See you on court!
Head: Michael Williams
We are a friendly Rugby Club welcoming players of all experience and ability and offer a great alternative to University Rugby. Representing medical, veterinary and dentistry students and doctors in the local area, we provide opportunity to form lifelong friendships with students and doctors alike. Playing in the national RFU Gloucester 3 league against clubs in the Gloucestershire area, as well as cup matches in the National Association of Medical Schools (NAMS) league, aiming to win the cup for the fi rst time. We traditionally play against Nantes medical school from France every year, with a tour biannually. Regular post-match socials on a Saturday provide all the fun you could need throughout university life as well as the opportunity to meet past members of the club at our Old Boys dinner. This season looks set to be our biggest yet so if you are keen on playing rugby, come join us!
Captain: Clem Stratford
Welcome to Medic’s Football! By reading this, you are taking the first step on a five (or six) year journey with Galenicals Football Club. A journey of spiritual discovery that will take you to the heartland of Wales, the toilets of Gravity and even, the North of England. We are a very welcoming club focused on good football and even better socials. We have plenty of football going on with an intramural league on Wednesdays against teams from other courses and halls, a fine Sunday league playing local teams, Monday 6-a-side and regional NAMS league, playing other local medical school teams. We also have an annual sports exchange with Nantes Medical School, varsity against Cardiff Medical School, and NAMS (the national medical school’s football tournament) – this always promises a quality long weekend away. If you aren’t all about football we host lively socials weekly to fortnightly so any social members are more than welcome!
Training: Every Sunday.
Captain: Will Harris
Galenicals netball welcomes players at all levels of netball. We run weekly training sessions on Wednesday afternoons and participate in university intermural leagues and the local Avon league. For those with more experience we are part of the NAMS league playing against other medic teams and run additional training sessions to prepare for this. Many members join for the social side of the club and we have regular club socials and nights out often joint with other Galenicals sports teams. Fancy dress is always high on the agenda for any event and the more outrageous the better. These events provide an excellent way to meet other medics both in your own year and others. The highlight of our social calendar is the Cardiff varsity, exchange with Nantes and sports club dinners
Head: Frankie Wightman
Bristol Uni Medics Ski (B.U.M.S)
This is the society/ trip for any of you medics keen to ski during your time at uni! Because of the timing of exams our trip runs at Christmas meaning it does not impact on exams after Easter at all! Last year we went to Tignes for a week of snow and copious amounts of apres for the very reasonable Åí468. We are now planning our next trip so make sure you join the BUMS facebook group to stay up to date with all the developments! Contact:
Head: Oliver King
Bristol University Medical Students Running Society (BUMS on the run)
BUMS on the Run is a casual mixed ability running group that does social runs on Wednesdays at 5:30pm from College Green or Sunday runs at 10am at different locations each week. We have two groups: beginners for those who have never run before and want to give it a try and intermediates for those who have run before and want to improve their running technique or simply run with a group. We have England Athletics qualifi ed Run Leaders to give tailored running advice and help our members achieve their own personal goals. Throughout the year we have running workshops and lectures on things such as running nutrition, dealing with injury and sports psychology. We have a Christmas fun run followed by a society meal. As a society we enter the Bath-half with subsidised entry. Membership is £10 for the year.
Contact us at with any questions
Head: Luke Hoskins
SWIMMING (Bristol Medics Swim Club)
Welcome to Bristol Medics Swimming! We hope you will join us for our fun and flexible weekly training sessions at the Bristol University swimming pool at Bristol’s SU. We train on Wednesdays (7-8pm) and Sundays (10:30-11:30am), you are welcome to join at any time during the year and there is no minimum attendance of sessions. Our training sessions are a great way to stay in shape and meet medics from different years. Training is very relaxed, we try and make the sessions appeal to both casual swimmers who swim for fun and fitness, and competitive swimmers who are trying to fit training into a busy university schedule. Come along and meet us at Medic Fresh and get in touch on our club Facebook page
Head: Molly Hardwick
Costing only £15 per year, Medics’ Squash is a stress-free haven for overworked medical students looking to blow off some steam! Sessions run every Saturday 11-1pm at Bristol Grammar School. In a very casual atmosphere we match up levels of experience and play each other throughout the year. Off the court we have regular socials and, of course, attend Galenicals Sports Club events! So whether you are a seasoned squash player or a complete beginner we look forward to welcoming you. The first session is free and balls & rackets are provided so come have a go!
Head: Mariella Williams
Hello and welcome to Medics Basketball! Whether you’re a seasoned player, a LeBron James equivalent or a complete newbie everyone is welcome to come and have a go with us. We play on Saturday mornings in the Intramural league and hope to this year introduce some training sessions to try and hone those skills and drills so we can be on top form as we alley-oop our way to the top of the league. At Medics Basketball we run social events so everyone can get to know one another and whether that’s a pub trip for a catch up or watching a game altogether its always a laugh. This year we have some standout games to look forward to including Nantes, Varsity and even a London tour which will be a lot of fun. Last year we had a massive 30 members and this year we hope to have even more and with a small subs of £5 for the year compared to other teams you can play every week for us! This year we hope to get some big-name sponsors in, with rumors of Jason Donervan being interested, and maybe even introduce a medics basketball kit Michael Jordan would be proud to wear. Come on down to Medics basketball and speak to Joe and Avi and start getting excited for some “Eat, Sleep, Hoop, Repeat."
Training: Saturday/Sunday at Tyndall Avenue
Head: Joseph Salem