Aspiring Medics – The diary so far…

Our tailored calendar of lectures, workshops, mentoring and one-to-one support from medical experts runs throughout the year, aiming to best prepare our medics to pursue their career aspirations and gain places on their chosen university courses. Take a look to see what's coming up this term.

Wednesday 11 September

4pm, Biology Lab

Introduction to the Aspiring Programmes and Welcome Tea


Wednesday 18 September

4pm, Biology Lab

How to write a personal statement – Drop-in Workshop

WAMS (Peninsula Medical School, University of Plymouth)


Wednesday 25 September

4pm, Biology Lab

Year 7-10 interactive session

Charlie Barnecutt (Year 13)


Wednesday 2 October

4pm, Biology Lab

Medical Ethics – Case studies and discussion

Mrs Matthews (Headmistress)


Wednesday 9 October

4pm, Biology Lab

Year 7-10 interactive session

Mr Bennett (Chemistry teacher)


Thursday 10 October

Evening lecture

7pm, Piran Theatre

A career as a surgeon of the face

Miss Zarina Shaikh (Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, RCH NHS Trust)

Miss Zarina Shaikh has been a consultant oral and Maxillofacial surgeon since 2014 having studied dentistry in Birmingham and medicine in Bristol. She has taught extensively in dentistry and medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons and beyond and held offices as UK junior trainee representative in Maxillofacial surgery and founding president of the UK Society of Women in Maxillofacial Surgery. 

Her clinical expertise began in dental practice and, following basic surgical training, continued through to her consultant career in Maxillofacial surgery. She has remained passionate about the journey of training in surgery and the importance of supporting colleagues and the future of the specialty and have run several conferences nationally to promote Maxillofacial surgery as well as talking as an invited speaker nationally and internationally about it.

The talk will cover careers in dentistry and Maxillofacial surgery as well as the choices that one can make and what might influence them. 

Booking is essential for our evening lecture series. Please email to book your place.