UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences


VIRTUAL EVENT: Cancer Biomedicine BSc - making discoveries and saving lives

04 October 2022, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm

Taster Sessions 2022 - Cancer Biomedicine

Taster Sessions - virtual events designed to provide prospective students with an insight into UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences undergraduate programmes.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Kate Thomas

About the session

Cancer is common and can affect us all. Half of us will hear the words “you have cancer” at some point in our lives…. 

At the internationally renowned UCL Cancer Institute, we strive to educate and train the next generation of cancer researchers. Our Cancer Biomedicine BSc is a dynamic and stimulating degree which will equip graduates with the skills to drive innovation and research across biomedical sciences in the future. 

This taster talk will be followed by a Q&A session with our programme lead and a current student.

Access Profile

  • Live captioning will be available at this event
  • This event is taking place on Zoom Webinar

We aim to make our events as inclusive as possible, so if you have any accessibility requirements or any other enquiries that are not covered in the above access profile please contact the events team at fmscomms@ucl.ac.uk. If you could contact us allowing as much time as possible before the event we will be able to ensure where required that the appropriate measures are taken.

About the Speaker

Dr Ursula McGovern

Cancer Biomedicine BSc Programme Lead at UCL

A photo of Ursula McGovern

Dr Ursula McGovern is a consultant medical oncologist at University College London Hospitals. She was appointed a consultant in 2011 and completed her oncology training in London, obtaining a PhD in molecular oncology from Imperial College.
She specialises in the treatment of prostate and bladder cancer and leads a large number of clinical trials for men with advanced prostate cancer and patients with bladder cancer, collaborating with other centres in the UK and internationally.
In her role as a UCL honorary associate professor, she runs the oncology teaching programme delivered by UCL Medical School and is the Undergraduate Programme Lead for the UCL Cancer Institute, helping to train and encourage UCL students to become the cancer physicians and researchers of the future.