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Medical Student winners at the Exeter Student awards

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Medical Sciences Students at the University of Exeter Medical School shone bright in the Exeter Student Engagement Recognition Awards.

The awards celebrate those students who have gone the extra mile to improve the student experience.

The Medical Sciences Peer Programmes were recognised at the awards, held on the 30th April at the Peter Chalk Centre, with a nomination for ‘Student Programme Organiser of the Year’ (Ferdinand Boucher, Final Year BSc Medical Sciences) and winners in the categories ‘Peer Mentor of the Year' (Ayesha Saeed, Year 2 BSc. Medical Sciences) and 'Peer Support Staff Programme Organiser of the Year' (Dr David MacDonald, University of Exeter Medical School).

The Undergraduate Medical School Conference, arranged and run by students, also won an award for ‘Students as Partners Project of the Year’.

Associate Dean of Education at the University of Exeter Medical School, Ian Fussell said: “It’s amazing to see these students showing so much passion and I’m excited for their future. We’re always incredibly proud of our faculty and seek to support them in everything they do. Congratulations to all of the award winners and nominees who have made such a fantastic contribution to student engagement in the College of Medicine and Health.”

The University-wide awards covered Peer Mentoring, Students as Change Agents and Students as Partners to recognise the contribution these projects have for both the students leading them and for the wider student body.

Medical Sciences now has two peer-assisted learning (PAL) programmes that provide additional academic support to undergraduate students in Years 1 and 2.  The ‘PAL’ programmes are facilitated by later year students.

These timetabled sessions include revision classes aimed at specific assessments, info on module choices and how to arrange a placement. These programmes have led to students feeling part of wider cross-year student community and receiving advice and guidance from students who have been in their shoes. The peer leaders also benefit by enhancing their communication and leadership skills and the role contributes to gaining the Exeter Leaders Award.


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Date: 24 May 2019

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