President: Will Harris
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 Bunker 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!
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MEDICS HOCKEY CLUB (UBHMHC)
President: Martha Vickers
Feeling unfit to practice? UBHMHC welcomes medic hockey players of all abilities, from complete beginners to wannabe Kate Walshes. 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 always looking to expand and establish ourselves in South West hockey. 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. Bristol medics hockey is friendly, fun and funky so whether you've been playing hockey for years and looking to keep your hand in, or you're searching for something new, come join us!
Training times and venue: 6:30-8pm, Badminton School, BS9 3BA
Presidents: Frankie Wightman
Our medic netball club is both a sports team and a friendly support network that enables integration between the 5 year groups, providing an opportunity to socialise with other medics both on and off the netball court. We welcome new members of all abilities and compete intramurally (within the university), locally every Saturday in the Avon Netball league and nationally against fellow medical schools in the NAMS league too. We’d love you to join us at one of our training sessions and regular socials if you’re up for a bit of healthy competition and fun!
Training times and venues:
Wednesday afternoons 3-4pm at Coombe Dingle outdoor netball courts
Friday evenings 6-7pm at Redland Green School with a 30 minute (fun) fitness session beforehand at 5:30
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RUGBY CLUB (UBHRFC)
Captain: Clement Stratford
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 first 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!
BUMS ON THE RUN
Secretary: Luke Hoskins
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 qualified 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
BRISTOL MEDICS SKI
Captain: Oliver King
***Please contact the captain for updated details and new prices 2018!***
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 £468. 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!
President: Ben Doughty
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. On 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! Visit:
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MEDICS SWIMMING CLUB
Presidents: Molly Hardwick
Welcome to University of Bristol Medics Swimming Club! 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 (11am-12pm), you are welcome to join at any time during the year and there is no minimum attendance of sessions. Membership to UBMSC is FREE and 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 get in touch on our club Facebook page (Bristol Medics Swim Club) if you have any questions. Hope to see you all soon!
Training times: Wednesdays 7-8pm, Sundays 11am-12pm
Presidents: Michael Williams
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We are Bristol Medics Tennis! We offer casual and fun tennis at all levels- whether it’s the first time you've ever picked up a racket or you're the next aspiring Federer, BMT is the place for you. We have training once a week on a Sunday, usually 11am-1pm at Stoke bishop or Canford park, and can often provide lifts (for free). We run various socials and tennis themed events throughout the year including our infamous Brimbledon! At training sessions we play friendly games, offer coaching or organise mini-matches. This year we will be looking for new committee members to take over the running of BMT from July 2020, so if you want the experience of running a society without any admin, BMT is for you.