QUB (Belfast)

Part of the Scottish and Northern Irish region

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

QUB (Belfast) Events

    There are currently no upcoming events for this branch. View all Medsin events here.

QUB (Belfast) Blogs

  • Training for an IFMSA General Assembly- The lead up to MM2014

    “You will literally not sleep much for the entirety of the time you are in Tunisia.” Just one of the messages passed on to the UK delegation this weekend by a seasoned veteran of attending the IFMSA’s General Assembly in Hammamet Tunisia next week. Read ...read more

    Posted by: Nathan Cantley

  • We Need You! PharmAware is recruiting

    PharmAware is a Medsin activity that has been going for the best part of a decade, moving from strength to strength. Our major focus is to try and promote ethical interactions between healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry. We are ...read more

    Posted by: PharmAware Campaign

  • Post-2015 Blog Series Part 8- As 2014 dawns, are we any closer to a post-2015 framework?

    2013 has been a busy year in the discussions on the post-2015 development agenda. It has seen a lot of talk, but has there been much action? How close are we to the next big agenda for international development? On a late decembers morning I consider ...read more

    Posted by: Nathan Cantley

Associates

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 :

MARROW BELFAST

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. 

 

CAMPAIGNS

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.

EVENTS

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 : 
Maternal Health
AIDs/HIV
Communicable disease 
Pharmaware
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. 

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QUB (Belfast) Committee

President: Nathan Cantley

Vice-President: David Carroll

Secretary: Lyndsay Creswell

Treasurer: Christine Lee

Webmaster: Kelvin Ng

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