Cardiff Short Course
Cardiff Global Health Student Network has started a global health short course. They had an amazing turnout, doubling the number of members, to their first gender-based interactive talk from an obs and gynae consultant.The rest of the short course includes workshops and talks on the subjects of climate change, global surgery, homelessness, access to medicines, Ebola, training, and Palestine. It is really exciting to get more people involved!
Leeds Short Course
Leeds Students For Global Health are again running their very successful short course! Topics from speakers this year include female genital mutilation; the effect of climate change on the distribution of infectious diseases; and sex work in the UK. On top of these they are finishing with an ‘Action Night’ finale, where local organisations from Leeds are invited to share with students the work they do. It is set to be a popular course, with over 85 attendees at the first event.
The Giving Game – Sheffield Medsin
Sheffield Medsin managed to raise £600 for charity through sponsorship for each of the 60 people that attended their collaborative speaker event with Giving What We Can.
We invited two different charities to speak about the work they do and then compared their different approaches to think about what we value in a charity and how we assess the work they do. Professor Alan Fenwick spoke on behalf of his charity, the SCI (Schistosomiasis Control Initiative) and Medsin’s own National Director Ben Eder spoke for Child.org. In the end, both charities made £300 and we all got to think more about how we give money to charity in the future and how we can use our money to make a real difference.