Annual competition for Year 12 (Lower 6th) students who are considering applying to study medicine. The competition is open to all students currently studying at a state-funded school, college or sixth-form.
Aimed at students in Year 12 (though younger applicants are welcome). The competition provides students with an opportunity to engage in university-level research, hone their writing & argumentative skills and prepare for university interviews.
Any student studying any subject at any university or school is eligible and welcome to enter this competition.
The winning essay will be published by the Cambridge Medical Journal. The winner will also receive a fully funded place at the CuriousU University of Twente Summer School.
Applications for the next cohort of K+ will open in September 2021.
Students can apply to be a part of one of the following subject streams: Business & Economics (New from 2020), Dentistry, Medicine, History & Politics, Languages & Literature, Law, Maths & Computer Science and some of the other sciences.
It’s a 2 year programme during which you’ll learn and practice key study skills and create an academic project. You’ll also get support and guidance, including a student e-mentor, take part in academic master classes, cultural visits, and career experiences.
You can also get a contextual offer (lower grades) if you have completed the K+ programme!
This programme supports highly motivated young people from state-funded schools and colleges who demonstrate a keen interest in pursuing a career in medicine. The programme recruits year 12 students at the beginning of their A-level (or equivalent) courses and provides ongoing support into year 13.
Applications will open in January 2022.
The MedView & DentView programmes are for year 12 students who want to study medicine or dentistry and are free!
The programmes run side by side and both begin with a 3-day online Spring School in April, followed by monthly events from May to October.
They are made up of a series of events designed to support students with their applications to medical and dental school as well as provide extracurricular opportunities.
Target Medicine is UCL Medical School’s widening participation initiative aimed at raising the attainment and aspirations of young people from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education and medical school.
A range of scientific questions you can attempt to answer posed by judges in a range of fields. Can submit as a team of 3-4 or individually. Submission deadline for this year has passed but you can sign up to their mailing list for the 2022 competition.
5 x £100 grants are awarded through the Tom Donaldson Charitable Trust. These grants aim to support our Mentees in East Midlands Region with any costs they may face, whether with school, work experience, or any day-to-day costs.
The Tom Donaldson Charitable Trust: ‘Trust me, I will be a Doctor’ was set up in 2018 in memory of Tom Donaldson, a newly qualified doctor from Derbyshire. Having completed his final exams at the University of Manchester, Tom was on his elective in New Zealand in February 2009 when he died following an accident that resulted in a head injury. Aged just 23, Tom would have helped hundreds of people as a doctor but did not have the chance to make that happen.
The Trust supports young people from backgrounds of social and educational disadvantage in their applications to study Medicine at university.