Saturday, 23 August 2008

Welcome back for 2008 - 2009!!!

Well, we hope you enjoyed your holidays and are all set to return to Hogwarts for another fun pack year... The team at GUWMS has been busy over the summer constructing this years programme which will be bigger and better than ever!!

We have several themed lecture nights planned which will always end with a pub social, we have days away planned with organisations such as Mountain Rescue with additional practiocal training days to come, Kayaking with the Canoe Club and even some days where we just take ourselves up a hill somewhere...

As always we'll be looking for new members in Freshers so come and find us - we'll likely be outside one of the intergration lectures and will be hard to miss!!

Thursday, 24 April 2008


BASICS are holding a Refresher course at Stirling Royal Infirmary this weekend. They are in need of 4 casualties to come along on the Saturday and Sunday (26th and 27th of April), would you mind advertising this through your blog and see if anyone would be interested. Expenses, lunch etc is paid. Could you let me know asap.


Finally it happened!! A number of us went up to BASICS in Auchterarder for some really useful and professional trauma management training. Photos to follow shortly!!

A big thanks to all at BASICS who helped to make the day such a success and to all the Dundee students who lay about in the cold as very convincing casualties!

Friday, 29 February 2008

Travel Health Conference

We thought this was worthy of bringing to your attention. TREC Travel Medicine have organised a very interesting conference on travel medicine to which Glasgow University Wilderness Medicine Society has been offered a 50% student discount.
This will appeal to anyone who is interested in Wilderness Medicine, is organising a charity or elective trip to a developing country, or is considering volunteering in a developing country.
Shelia Hall, who has organised this conference, is a leading figure in travel medicine in the West of Scotland, with many years experience in the field. There will be quite a mix of speakers including Neil Dignon who leads a lot of expedition and charity groups.
The event is to be held in the Glasgow Concert Hall – Strathclyde Suite – on Friday 14th March. 9am – 4pm.Cost is £120 but with a 50% discount for students = £60. If any students would like to apply "on-line" they should choose the "pay by cheque" option and return the form with their cheque marked "student rate." Of course if your not a student you will still be more than welcome, you'll just have to pay full price thats all!!I have attached the flyer which contains full details and a programme for the day.
For further details and on-line registration
Hope this finds you all well,