Covid-19 & Student Support
The Medical School Student Support team and our resources are still here to support you as you study online during this time.
The team can be best contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org during this period. Pastoral and Academic support continues to be available and we will update our web page with current information and other links to help you as you study remotely.
Copies of our Student Support bulletins can be found here.
The coronavirus situation is continuously changing. The Medical School and central University will send out emails to your university email address, with any important information. It is essential you regularly check your emails.
For students arriving on the Buckingham Campus - Central University have some helpful information about 'Living on Campus'
Our Your Health page had lots of useful links you may find helpful.
This includes health and well-being and looking after your mental health.
Keep up to date with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice
(Please note: if you are currently abroad, please also see your own country's official guidelines)
- Visit NHS.uk\Coronavirus for medical advice about COVID-19 and self-isolation rules.
- Visit Buckingham.ac.uk\Coronavirus for information on the University’s response to COVID-19
- The University's Visa office has up-to-date information for international students. For current information about BRP's also see the government webpage.
- Latest UK Government travel advice to this country can be found here and more recent introduction of travel bans from certain countries can be found here
The Medical School is currently teaching Phase 1 students online.
All students should have received a copy of the new Engagement policy which should be read in conjunction with our current Attendance and Leave policy.
Questions about what happens next?
The Medical Schools Council (MSC) has released the following information to try and answer student's questions about the impact of coronavirus on studies & clinical placements and return to placements going forwards:
They have also informed us that the NHS Practitioner Health Support scheme is now available to medical students free for at least the next two year and they have also launched regular online support groups (medical student common rooms).
Please visit their website for more information.
Please make sure you check your University emails regularly. If you have any IT issues with working remotely, please contact Lloyd Thomas.
Please make sure we have your current contact details. If these should change during this time of online learning, please make sure you let us know so we can update our records accordingly.
For our MED16/F0 students
The BMA have produced some helpful guidance. See our Careers page.
A Podcast for Final Year Medical Students starting work during the Coronavirus. Bradley Hayes, a FY2 working in South East London, has made a podcast for FiY1s covering how to be a good junior doctor and the coronavirus experience. It can be found on Apple podcasts or Spotify.
The NHS have a Support page for staff during the coronavirus situation. If you have an NHS email address, you will be able to access a number of free wellbeing apps that have been made available until December 2020.
YouTube channel: Dr Alex George: My first day as a doctor - what I wish I had known!
"Together with Dr Cath Taylor, I share with you some of the things I wish I had been told before starting as a junior doctor. I hope this is useful to those joining the frontline and an interesting insight into what the first few weeks are really like!"
This series is dedicated to give healthcare workers on the front lines regular updates from healthcare leaders on COVID-19.
Chaired by leading experts, they discuss different topics and challenges that healthcare workers, leaders and the public are facing, and how we are responding.
Learn more about RSM's other webinars here and more recent information on travel bans from certain countries can be found here