Notts MedSoc is a student-run society for those studying at the University of Nottingham School of Medicine. We offer a wide variety of sports, societies, socials and events to help students enjoy their time outside of studying whilst at university.
We're sure there's something for everybody!
A Message From Our President
I'm Ria, the 2023/24 MedSoc President. Firstly, a massive congratulations and WELCOME to
Nottingham Medical School! This is just the start of your journey to becoming a doctor and you
should already be so proud of yourselves for getting this far and getting in as that was no easy process.
MedSoc is here to support YOU through medical school and help you explore your interests, have
personal development and most importantly, a good time! I completely understand that a new life lies ahead, one filled with uncertainty so you may be feeling nervous about moving away from home. We have made this guide to hopefully make the process easier by covering key aspects about university life at the University of Nottingham.
When you first arrive to university, we have organised 3 weeks of 'freshers' to greet you. This involves many things from induction lectures, social events (alcoholic and not) and an opportunity to meet your medic parent (someone in the year above who is here to support you). These social events are a great way to meet people; in fact, I met some of my closest friends by sitting next to new people in each lecture and social events. Like when I met some other girls who were happy to queue with me for 40 minutes for some freebies when others gave up- they are now some of my best friends.
But if you're wondering where to start and how to even meet fellow medical students, we will hold a 'walking bus' where an older student will walk with you and other medical students from your halls of residence to the medical school for your first lecture. I personally was ill from freshers flu at this point 😅 but I've heard so many heart-warming stories about people meeting their best friends this way.
I hope you have a lovely start to university. Please don't hesitate to drop me a message or email if you ever have any questions, I'm happy to help :)