Societies

On this page you can find information about the great range of societies that MedSoc supports.


Society organisers may also find the following links useful:


MMS society guidance document

MMS running cost funding application

MMS event funding application

MedSoc Society Funding Application Form



Sports Societies

Medics' Hockey Club

Medics' Hockey Club

Open mixed hockey club catering to all skill levels. We play in the local campus league and national medical student league. We host a variety of socials and tours throughout the year.



Manchester Medics Tennis

Manchester Medics Tennis

Manchester Medics Tennis Society is keen to allow people to carry on playing tennis when they come to university. We are open to all abilities, offering coached sessions for beginners every week on both indoor and outdoor courts so don't be put off if you've never picked up a racket! If you are ready to take tennis a little more seriously there is also the opportunity to be a member of the tennis team and compete against other medical schools and each other. Not only this, but tennis is planning some great socials this year, with the infamous Didsbury dozen as first on the list.



Manchester Medics RUFC

Manchester Medics RUFC

MMRUFC provides rugby union to medical students and other students in the University of Manchester, as well as to doctors across the North West.

The club runs 3 teams, allowing players of all standards (serious, social or newcomers to the sport) to get involved.

Training is on every Thursday and is run by the club's coach, a retired professional player.

Please get in touch with this season's Club Secretary (Hamza Akhtar, hamza.akhtar@student.manchester.ac.uk) or 1st XV Captain (Seth Rodger, sethrodger@hotmail.co.uk) to get involved.



Manchester Medics Cricket

Manchester Medics Cricket

Public Group
Manchester Medics Cricket Club is a proud and distinctive club, based at the University of Manchester. We are open to players from all backgrounds and abilities (not just medics!)

Training takes place on alternate Sundays throughout the winter. We enter into an annual T20 league with local teams in Manchester and play 50 over cricket with other medical school and against teams in Manchester and Chester.

We receive kind support from Manchester MedSoc and Manchester Medical School



Medic's football

Medic's football

5 Men's football teams with around 100 members. We train one night a week at a local astroturf and play in the intersociety sports league on Wednesday afternoons. There is also 1 ladies team that also trains 1 night a week.



Manchester Medic's Netball Club

Manchester Medic's Netball Club

A medic's netball club, currently with 6 teams



Manchester Medics' Badminton Club

Manchester Medics' Badminton Club

To get medics of all ability levels to play badminton once a week, have fun and meet new people. As well as weekly club sessions, we arrange several tournaments and socials throughout the year.



Manchester Medics' Lacrosse

Manchester Medics' Lacrosse

The Lacrossodiles have taken the world by storm after completing our first successful year at MMS. At Manchester Medics Lacrosse Society (a.k.a. The Lacrossodiles) we have played in friendlies against other medical schools and went away for the weekend to an Annual Charity Tournament in Liverpool. We have enjoyed curry socials and our disney themed welcome event. Whether you have played before or not, lacrosse is an exciting and dynamic sport. So come along to the Medics Freshers Fair and sign up for some lax love!



Medics' Basketball Club

Medics' Basketball Club

We aim to offer a good level of competitive basketball in a fun, social environment while also giving medics of all ages and year groups to meet and de-stress. We compete in the weekly mixed campus league and so we are open to both male and female players joining. We also take part in the National Association Of Medical Schools (NAMS) basketball tournament. In the past we have won both tournaments and so we hope to continue that success this year.



Academic Societies

Manchester Cardiovascular Society

Manchester Cardiovascular Society

The Manchester Cardiovascular Society is a student-led society primarily focussed in promoting interest in cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. We run a variety of events all year long, including lectures, workshops and revision sessions. We encourage anyone with even the slightest hint of curiosity in cardiovascular medicine/surgery to get involved and see what all of the fuss is about.



Manchester Medical Research Student Society (MMRSSoc)

Manchester Medical Research Student Society (MMRSSoc)

MMRSSoc is a student-led organisation that aims to foster interest in medical research amongst undergraduate students.



SEMSoc - The Sports and Exercise Medicine Society

SEMSoc - The Sports and Exercise Medicine Society

SEMsoc is a society for medical, physiotherapy and sports science students with an interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Throughout the year we will arrange a number of informative and interesting talks on a number of key issues in SEM as well as careers talks and practical workshops. We look to seeing any new members at our events.



UoM PathSoc

UoM PathSoc

A new society created to encourage an interest in the vast and vivid speciality of pathology. From biochemistry to microbiology we provide a range of lectures, MCQs and workshops.



University of Manchester Clinical Neurological Society

University of Manchester Clinical Neurological Society

The role of our society is to promote interest in Neurology and Neurosurgery amongst medical students through lectures and events.



OGSOC

OGSOC

Society to raise awareness of obstetrics and gynaecology as a speciality and the news on this topic.



DermSoc Manchester

DermSoc Manchester

University of Manchester Dermatology Society



Manchester Global Health Society

Manchester Global Health Society

Best New Society 2015 (Student Union)
Committee Team of the Year 2015 (Student Union)
Outstanding Contributions to Public Health (International Festival of Public Health 2015)

We believe exciting and challenging times await us in global health. As we approach an age of great uncertainty; unprecedented technological advances, changes in the environment, ageing populations, global political instability and the infamous obesity time bomb - a strong foundation in global health through innovation and collaboration will be crucial for the doctors of tomorrow to navigate these turbulent times.

Join one of the biggest societies on campus, as we deal with the world's big questions through our thrilling programme of events:

Adventures in Global Health:

-Our flagship "Adventures in Global Health" TEDx style series with leading experts, in association with the Manchester Global Foundation
-Big events with speakers to match and our highly popular "People's Panel"
-Highly interactive workshops on behaviour change, water sanitation, epidemiology and more
-Blogs by world leading experts, front line health professionals and academics as well as students from across the globe.
-Roundtable discussions across campus, break through the medical bubble and discuss the challenges of tomorrow with Manchester's finest and brightest students.
-Bespoke placements in Gulu, Northern Uganda through our links with the Northern Ugandan Village Health Outreach Programme (NUV-HOP). We also hold regular moderated Skype sessions.
-Competitions, locally and nationally, that will land you presentations at international conferences
-Exclusive places on the Geneva Summer School

And much much more!

Come to our events, email us, tweet us, like us, write blogs, fly with us to Uganda, meet new people and discover a whole new world. Be part of something great, be part of the best new society!

"Global Health affects us all. This society gives everyone the opportunity to understand and become involved in the global health agenda. Becoming a member or attending events is a must for anyone who cares about health"

(Professor Tony Freemont, Head of Manchester Medical School)

mcrglobalhealth.com | twitter: GlobalHealthMCR | Facebook.com/mcrglobalhealth | admin@mcrglobalhealth.com



Manchester University Medics Paediatrics Society (MUMPS)

Manchester University Medics Paediatrics Society (MUMPS)

MUMPS is the go-to society for any medical student with an interest in paediatrics. We aim to further student knowledge and enthusiasm of the speciality through our lecture series and other events such as our annual conference. The society also hold revision events twice yearly for students preparing for their F&C exams, and has recently started a mentorship scheme which matches students to paediatric doctors throughout the North West. We are also expanding our scope within the field of paediatrics education with production of videos and an iBook to complement our OSCE revision events. MUMPS is a friendly and rapidly growing society who aim to cater to students throughout medical school.



University of Manchester Psychiatry Society

University of Manchester Psychiatry Society

We cater for those with an interest in psychiatry, and hope to put on relevant lectures and events to promote the speciality and to help with psychiatry within the PBL cases



Manchester Wilderness Medicine Society

Manchester Wilderness Medicine Society

Aimed at students interested in medicine in out of the ordinary environments including: Expedition Medicine, Prehospital Care Medicine, Military Medicine, Extreme Environment Medicine (sub-aquatic/high altitude/space),Tropical Medicine, Disaster Relief Medicine, Humanitarian Aid Medicine, Search and Rescue Medicine. MWMS makes a concerted effort to be the 'practical society', giving attendees at its lectures and training sessions real skills which they could apply themselves if the need arose. This covers things like the use of items of equipment, to practising carrying an injured casualty. MWMS events are open to any student at Manchester University with an interest in the event subject (though a level of healthcare knowledge may be presumed).



University of Manchester Anaesthetics Society

University of Manchester Anaesthetics Society

The University of Manchester Anaesthetics Society (UMAS) is a student led society which provides opportunities to learn more about this exciting field of medicine. We work with anaesthetic trainees and consultants across all four base hospitals learning about both anaesthetics and intensive care medicine.

Like our Facebook page and follow us on twitter to keep up to date with all out event.



Medical Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Society (MAPSS)

Medical Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Society (MAPSS)

The idea of starting this society was brought forward by a group of Medical students who recognised a want for more knowledge within themselves and their colleagues in relation to the cosmetic and plastic side of Medicine. As these are topics off interest and valued highly, we hope to achieve a significant understanding of the lives of doctors who supply such levels of care to patients especially since these are subjects that are barely covered in the Medical course.

The aim of the society is to produce events that will enhance a student's knowledge on why this is an important part of Medicine, how Aesthetic Medicine and Plastic Surgery improves a patients' health and quality of life, what different carrier paths are available for them, and so forth. We wish to do this through running events which include conferences, workshops and lectures.



Manchester Oncology Society

Manchester Oncology Society

The Manchester Oncology Society (MOS) is a student-led society based at the Manchester Medical School and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust which is the largest cancer centre in Europe. MOS aims to foster interests in oncology, academic research and all aspects of cancer care among the undergraduate community in Manchester.
Throughout the year we will host educational events which either directly related to your learning or provide you with an insight into specialised aspects of oncology that you wouldn't normally see as a medical student. Previous events included lectures about careers in oncology, colorectal cancer and leukaemia, as well as a pub quiz aimed to help you with preparing for exams.
Alongside this we run an annual essay competition on a variety of topics. We also run a monthly journal club. Furthermore, in collaboration with the Christie Hospital, we help to arrange the "Christie's undergraduate cancer Conference". Last year we had 100 national and international delegates attend lectures, workshops and the opportunity to deliver poster and oral presentations.



EmSoc

EmSoc

A society which looks at highlighting the different aspects of emergency medicine through lectures and practical workshops. This is to increase exposure of this speciality and hope to encourage more people to pursue it as a career.



Scalpel

Scalpel

The University of Manchester Surgical Society - Scalpel - is one of the largest student surgical societies in the country. As a society, we aim to create and foster an interest in surgery for medical students through our large portfolio of events. Whether you are just starting your degree or getting ready to start your first FY job - we have plenty to offer.



University of manchester general practice society

University of manchester general practice society

https://www.facebook.com/uomgps/



Recreational Societies

Medics' Pantomime

Medics' Pantomime

A group of students who produce an adult pantomime each year, performing to sell out audiences at Manchester Academy. Join our Facebook group to find out more!



Medics Revue

Medics Revue

Medics Sketch comedy society involved in improv, comedy writing, and acting in sketches. We run a charity show every year around the end of the 2nd semester.



Manchester Medical Orchestra and Choir

Manchester Medical Orchestra and Choir

Un-auditioned choir and orchestra aiming to link music and medicine. We are open for all to join and participate. We have weekly rehearsals during term time 6:30pm-8:00pm for choir and 8:00pm-9:30pm for orchestra in Stopford common room.



Manchester Medical Debating Society

Manchester Medical Debating Society

We provide a platform for the debate of medical issues. We are open to all skills from complete beginner to experienced debater. Our society has seen great success by coming 3rd in the 2016 national IME debate with a team comprised of 1st and 2nd years, some of whom hadn't debated before joining the society that year!



Manchester Medics Original Plays

Manchester Medics Original Plays

We have 3 plays written, story boarded and budgeted. We want to provide medics with a society which fits around their time tables and hard work to create one play every year for the next three years written in house. Instead of going through operating theatre and taking money away from those who want to do already written plays they love, or from revue which does puely comedy sketches, we are going to do a farse a year on our own backs.



Oldsoc

Oldsoc

Society for Graduate & Mature Medical Students

We are a medical student society set up to provide social, educational and peer support events for mature and graduate medical students at Manchester.

Anyone is welcome to join Oldsoc - graduates, mature students or even if you're just an old soul, there's a place here for you to have fun, meet some new peeps and (maybe) learn something!



Charity Societies

CATS Manchester

CATS Manchester

CATS - Cancer Awareness in Teenagers Society - is a new and ambitious organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the common signs and symptoms of cancer in young people (despite the misleading feline name). It was founded here in Manchester 2 years ago and has since spread to 2 other Universities! We aim to continue growing as a society, so that one day every student on every campus knows the 5 signs of cancer and can get checked sooner by their GP. There are lots of exciting things happening for CATS this year. We plan to host all our usual events (acoustic nights, pub quizzes, talent shows, workshops, the list goes on) as well as some new adventures - we are hopefully registering as a charity and even running our own public health study on how effective we are at raising awareness!



MedReach

MedReach

The Manchester MedReach E-mentoring recruits medical undergraduates to mentor prospective medical applicants on an online platform. The scheme aims to target Year 12 students who want to study medicine at university, but do not necessarily have the support and guidance needed to make an application. The programme runs annually, during which mentors guide their allocated student (s) through monthly activities on-line, related to work experience, personal statements, tackling ethical situations, interview preparation.



Manchester Outreach Medics

Manchester Outreach Medics

We are a widening participation society who serve learners from under-represented groups.
We run events for young people aged 15-18 who are considering a career in medicine which receive overwhelmingly positive feedback. These events have a mixture of lectures and interactive group sessions. To get involved, find us on the Students' Union Volunteering Database. Alternatively, email ben.ryan@student.manchester.ac.uk



Manchester Marrow

Manchester Marrow

This is a student run charity that works closely with Anthony Nolan to sign people up to the bone marrow register. For many people with blood cancers, a bone marrow transplant is often the last chance for survival so we run clinics to sign as many people up (aged 16 - 31) to the register and to potentially save a life!



Students for organ donation

Students for organ donation

Promoting organ donation. Raising awareness of issues around organ donation. Going into schools to discuss organ donation. Organising events about organ donation.



Medics in Primary Schools

Medics in Primary Schools

We are a student ran society who send small groups of medical students to local, inner city primary school to teach short lessons. We teach fun, interactive lessons such as CPR, first aid, asthma and the lung and more! In addition to this we host yearly events where primary school children come to visit the medical school as part of the university's widening participation scheme.



Medics to the Rescue

Medics to the Rescue

We will deliver presentation to colleges around Manchester based on medical interviews.



Healthy and Proactive Project for Youth

Healthy and Proactive Project for Youth

The society aims to combat childhood obesity in the greater Manchester area by encouraging healthy eating and exercise. We recruit and train volunteers to teach lessons on these topics to primary and nursery age children.



CHUMS

CHUMS

CHUMS is a medical student volunteering society that has been running for 2 years now, the society aims to improve children's pain scores and morale whilst they're in hospital.

This is a great programme for people interested in paediatrics/GP.



Heartstart

Heartstart

Heartstart is affiliated with the British Heart Foundation and run by Medical students. We train volunteers to teach courses of emergency first aid to other people in the wider community. We mainly focus on teaching within local schools and within the university. Heartstart covers a range of Emergency Life Support Skills (ELS) including:
- dealing with an unconscious casualty
- cardiac arrest
- suspected heart attack
- choking
- serious bleeding



Homeless Healthcare Society

Homeless Healthcare Society

Improving the healthcare of Manchester's homeless population via 3 key steps.

UNDERSTAND - lectures given by support workers, healthcare staff, charities and homeless individuals

ENGAGE - provide access to volunteer work with homeless populations

IMPROVE - seek to change attitudes towards homelessness and better the care available



HEAL - Healthcare Alliance Society

HEAL - Healthcare Alliance Society

HEAL is a society that aims to bring together all of the healthcare disciplines around the university to enhance team working and therefore patient care in the future.



Fastbleep Schools

Fastbleep Schools

Student-led not-for-profit enterprise with the aim of encouraging students from state funded secondary schools and colleges to consider a career in medicine or nursing. We provide high quality sessions in schools teaching CPR, suturing and reflexes amongst other skills.



Sexpression Manchester

Sexpression Manchester

Sexpression educates young people in sex and relationship issues and aims to empower them to make informed choices about their reproductive health.



Charity Societies

Manchester Medical Leadership and Management Society

Manchester Medical Leadership and Management Society

Aspiring to become a great doctor? Want to provide great patient care, but also improve the care provided to the wider population? Want to LEAD, as well as contribute to a team? Whatever your career goal is, an effective doctor has to be an effective leader and manager- and we are here to help you become just that!

Manchester medical leadership society is proud to be working in association with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) which is the UK's largest community of medical leaders and gives you an opportunity to shape the future of healthcare.

As a newly founded society our main focus is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about broader issues within the NHS and the growing importance of doctors leading and managing services and creating change that leads to improved health outcomes. We will be hosting monthly events to achieve this goal, in the forms of lectures, simulations, discussions, socials and other fun activities! Some of the key aspects of Medical Leadership and Management that we aim to address are:

- Improving patient safety
- Quality of care and value for money
- The importance of teamwork
- Giving you tools, techniques, methods and ideas that will be useful if you come across areas of clinical practice as a medical student or FY1/2 that you want to improve
- Current issues and challenges in health policy & politics - In order to improve patient care & health outcomes.

The events will be an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded students and start to develop a network of key clinicians in Manchester and the North of England that are committed to leading and managing healthcare services.



Christian medical fellowship

Christian medical fellowship

This society is a small branch of the national Christian medical fellowship. We aim to bring together Christian medical students and other healthcare students to get to know one another and to discuss issues that are particularly relevant to us as Christians in healthcare such as medical ethics.