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Get the support you need with MedSoc's Welfare team.

Freshwing: 2023

Read a guide by MedSoc on how to survive and thrive in Sheffield! Starting university is such an exciting time, but can also be quite daunting as everything is completely new. We are here to support you however we can, so we’ve put together this guide to try and make the transition as easy as possible.

(coming soon)

Cut Racism Out Campaign

MedSoc is dedicated to standing up for equality within and outside of our community, thus launching our Cut Racism Out Campaign.

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Supporting those affected by the conflict between Israel and Palestine

MedSoc joins the call for a ceasefire and an end of the occupation.
Our priorities continue to be supporting all affected by the violence.

Your family away from home.

Help is available.

We all go through some common challenges as medical students living away from home. The Medical School and Student Union provide extensive student welfare support – from serious exam anxieties to more mundane issues (e.g. running out of condoms!) 

Medic Families

Over two hundred Phase 1 and 2 students join our family system each year.

You’ll have been grouped up with “siblings” and a pair of senior medic “parents”, who’ll befriend and mentor the you. From academic advice to providing a listening ear and all welfare matters in between, MedSoc’s families are the nucleus of the strong Sheffield medic community.

What we've done

  • STI self-testing kits in the medical school bathrooms
  • Support posters around the medical school
  • Medic Families
  • Drop in welfare cafes during exams with free tea and biscuits
  • Freshwing, our annual freshers’ guide to the Medical School