Medical Student Support Fund: how you can help to change the futures of our medical students
Studying in London can be very expensive, especially for medical students who undertake a long and demanding course with little opportunity to combine study with part-time work. Student loans only cover the first four years of their course. Along with equipment and travel costs, financial worries can impact on studies, with many students struggling to maintain their basic costs of living and at risk of falling behind.
Our objectives are:
- To make a UCL Medical School education open to excellent students regardless of income
- To attract, retain and support a diverse student body
- To ensure, once at UCL, our medical students thrive without being compromised by financial difficulties
- To create a culture of giving back and doing good amongst our students, staff and alumni
Our Medical Student Support Fund aims to relieve hardship and to make a UCL education open to excellent students regardless of income and background. Whether that's to cover the cost of a laptop, a travelcard or everyday living essentials, your gift will help to ensure that all students have an equivalent experience to their peers with the same opportunities.
Other existing funds which you may want to contribute to include:
RUMS Alumni Executive funds
The RUMS Alumni Committee was established in 2011 and is an alumni group dedicated to supporting students, from the start of medical school through to Foundation Year and beyond. They run two funds for distinct causes which all alumni and friends are welcome to contribute to:
1. RUMS Alumni Award
This award is allocated annually to Years 1 and 2 students who have shown an outstanding contribution to extracurricular activities, e.g. arts, sports, community work. Applications are considered by the Committee and awards of £250 are made each winter.
2. RUMS Finalists' Ball
The Committee would appreciate any donations towards their support of the Final Year students' ball. Help students celebrate six years of hard work and the start of their careers as UCL doctors!