Welcome to the new academic year!
I’m Lucy, a final year medical student in Aberdeen and the National Director for 2018-19. I can’t wait to work with you and see where this year takes us!
Whether you are new to this network or a well-seasoned Students for Global Health-er, I hope this year is an incredible one for you and your branch. There are endless opportunities for engaging in global health locally, nationally and internationally – keep an eye out on our Facebook page, website and newsletter for more information. This term is bursting at the seams with events, from our Autumn Weekend on 20-21st October where we’ll kick start the year with network-wide training to equip us for the year ahead, to our National Conference “Let’s Talk About Sex” in Cardiff on 1-2nd December where we’ll be educated on and engage in important local and global health issues in sexual health.
Students for Global Health is more than simply inspiring. It provides us with a unique platform by which we can work as a collective towards global health equity through education, advocacy and action. It gives us a voice in vital health issues, locally and globally. Students for Global Health provides us with the chance to connect with other like-minded individuals up and down the country, and make friends for life. When you take a step back, I think it is truly amazing to see what we accomplish as a network year on year – but this is only possible because of each of you; our committed, engaged and passionate members. You, our members, are what make and shape our network – and I’m beyond excited to see where you all take Students for Global Health this coming year.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Margaret Mead, a cultural anthropologist: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
I’d love to hear from you, so please don’t hesitate to drop me a message. Looking forward to seeing you soon at Autumn Weekend!
National Director 2018-19