Medsin QUB is the sole irish branch of the larger non-profit organisation we know as Medsin. We are located in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland and together with other branches in the region, we work to strive against health inequalities both locally and globally. Besides that, we work alongside a number of education projects across the university and also the wider community to help engage with the student community. Medsin QUB has been operating for over half a decade and we are growing from year to year. As we deal with awareness programmes and educating the community with health and social issues, we recruite a strong committee in order to not just merely achieve the written objectives we have set out to do, but to create a solid difference of intrinsic value.
Look below for more information on our events and current news.
Also don't forget that we are on Facebook and Twitter so dont be shy and find us using the links off to the right hand side.
We hope to hear from you soon!!
Hear is a link to our youtube channel with a promotional video for this year:
QUB (Belfast) News
Would you like a way to be recognised for using your free time for something worthwhile like medsin? We are proud to announce that working with the great folks at degree plus, we have been ...read more
QUB (Belfast) Events
There are currently no upcoming events for this branch. View all Medsin events here.
QUB (Belfast) Blogs
April marks both a sad and exciting time for me as the current Branch President of medsin at Belfast. Here are some of my thoughts from the year On the 16th April, Belfast will hold its Annual General Meeting and the new medsin committee will be ...read more
Posted by: Nathan Cantley
This is the 4th post in my series of reports on the 8 millennium development goals (MDGs) and the international policy set to replace it, the post-2015 agenda. Today, on April 5th, was quite a milestone. First and foremost, it marked ...read more
Posted by: Nathan Cantley
With about 16 hours sleep in 4 days, and a distinct lack of caffeine in my life, I spent Tuesday in the plenary session of the International Federation of Medical Students. This session involves discussion about policy and by-laws and the structure ...read more
Posted by: David Carroll
Medsin QUB is proud to form partnerships with other societies within the university as well as the community in which we work together to achieve the common objectives that we share. Together, we can create a more effective approach to organising events and promoting awareness within the students and the community. The societies that we are working with are :
HIVE (HIV in Education)
NO MORE TRAFFIK
These societies have been great in supporting us in some of our events and we are truly thankful for this. We hope to continue these partnerships over the coming year and possibly form more ties with other like-minded societies.
Here at Medsin QUB, we support a number of national campaigns. One of our latest campaign that we have been given focus to this year is Pharmaware.
Pharmaware is one of Medsin’s National Campaigns and one that has been adopted across several UK universities.
The Pharamceutical industry, although essential to medicine, is one clouded with controversy due to dodgy claims and sometimes making it difficult to see the true benefits of a drug. Pharmaware is a campaign to try to debug some of the myths that the industry portrays and to help increase awareness on the tricks they can use.
Pharmaware is also a powerful advocacy tool that can be used to help change policy and to help to make things fairer for those that may not have a strong a voice.
Medsin QUB organises events each year in order to educate the society and promote awareness within the community concerning both local and global issues. Among some of the events that we organise are the Spread the Word workshops and the Global Health Short Course.
Spread the Word Workshop:
This is abrand new event we are starting this year. Members who join these workshops- held throughout the year are taught and given tools to be their own advocates and empower others once they have gained information from these workshops. Hence, by attending subsequent events and being volunteers they can go and "spread the word" about what they have learnt furing the inital workshop to other people they know. Thus, continuing the advocacy cycle and empowering more people to our cause.
Among some of the workshops that we will be organising this year are regarding :
World Health Day
Global Health Short Course :
This event is about listening to people's experience in dealing with health inequalities and allow a greater sense of awareness as well as empathy towards the 'victims' of health discrimination and unfairness. We had 4 sessions last year and were able to increase the awareness of global issues for over 120 different students. The topics of our sessions varied widely from HIV awareness held by our good friends at HIVE, to Human Traffiking held by the hugely successful yet very new 'No More Traffik QUB' society and finally ending with the launch of our new campaign Pharmaware. We were able to ask a number of speakers to come and give presentations including a hugely emotive and informative talk given by a man living with the reality of HIV and a local MLA who was able to give insight into what politicians are doing to reduce Human Traffiking. Our current Vice-president, David Carroll, gave a great short talk on some of the myths of the pharmaceutical industry on our final night and we hope that this will be something we can build on in the next 12 months.