Join us at Leicester Medic Intake Page 2016 on Facebook for the latest updates on Introweek 2016 and discussion with your soon to be peers of the LMS 2016 intake!
You can meet the committee (click on our faces to find out more about us) on this website, as well as view the plethora of sports and societies you can join!
We appreciate you are all really keen to commence this exciting new stage in your lives, but in what remains of the summer holiday please take the time to read our FAQ's below and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We can be reached in the aforementioned Facebook group or feel free to email us:
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LUSUMA's FAQ's (updated by the LUSUMA Secretary):
A Message From the LUSUMA President:
What time does Uni start and end?
For the current first years, the average day will start at 9am and finish at 1pm. This timetable means that those on a catered contract at halls will not miss meals.
What does the average day consist of?
Will usually be a couple of lectures and group work in semester 1. In addition to this, in semester 2 you will go down to the dissection room to do full body dissection on one day each week.
How useful is full body dissection?
Full body dissection is a great way to learn the anatomy of the body and see what everything really looks like, as books can never do this justice.
How far away are halls from uni?
The Oadby Halls are just over two miles from Uni. There are many different way of getting there:
Bike – 15 minutes, cycle path all the way to Uni and can get free D locks in Fresher’s week
Walking – 35-40 minutes
Bus – 35-40 minutes
How much is INTROweek and how do I buy tickets?
INTROweek costs £35 and is included in the £60 LUSUMA membership. You can buy tickets online through the LUSUMA website.
How much is LUSUMA membership?
LUSUMA membership is £60 and is for life.
What benefits do I get from it?
• INTROweek attendance (coach and bowling costs)
• Cheaper tickets for student nights out
• 50% discount on food at Revs and discounts on drinks
• Drink deals at Fat Cats Café Bar
• 10% off food and drink at Marquis
• Access to LUSUMA revision sessions
• Discounts on Medic ball tickets
• Discount on Medic clothing
What’s the work/life balance like?
Obviously the course means there will be a large workload but this can be managed and you will get into a routine that allows you to have a good amount of free time. If you can get work and notes done quickly after lectures and group work, then you should have free time in the evening and weekend for sports, socialising or whatever you like.
What’s the nightlife like?
Leicester is a great city for nightlife, there are a huge amount of bars in the city, many of which you will discover on the pub crawls. There are quite a few clubs, the main ones being the O2 Academy, Club Republic and MOSH. The O2 nights out on Wednesday and Friday are usually big ones and LUSUMA members get special price deals.
Nearest supermarket to halls?
The nearest large supermarket to the Oadby Halls is Asda which is about a 10-15 minute walk. In Oadby, there is also a Waitrose and Sainsbury’s.
Do I need to buy books, equipment etc.?
Stethoscope is recommended. With books, you may want to wait until you are actually studying and see if there is a book that you use often and is worth buying. Anatomy books are useful.
What medic sports are on offer?
There are a range of medic sports and you can play them all with a sports pass that costs £20 for the whole year.
What’s it like living in halls?
Living in halls is great fun as there is always things going on. You will meet so many new people and make some great friends. The Uni have loads of evening events put on in Oadby and there is a bar, TV and pool tables in the student hub. It is also easy to keep yourself to yourself at times and this will allow you to work well and revise when its exam season.
Suggested apps to get:
Microsoft Word and PowerPoint that come free with your Uni account. Notability is great for making notes on the lecture slides and Essential Anatomy 5 is a brilliant app (watch out for any drops in price on this app).
Hello everyone and congratulations on making it to Leicester Medical School! I'm Will, I'm the President of LUSUMA this year so I just wanted to say hi and make sure you're pointed in a couple of important directions.
For those of you who aren't aware, LUSUMA is the student medical society at Leicester Uni. We look after all things medical while you're here and beyond, from socials to sports, from academic to welfare.
For you guys, your first day of studying Medicine will be Monday the 19th September. Your first day as a Leicester Medic will begin on Sunday 18th on the first day of INTROweek - six nights of unforgettable events put on for you by yours truly, LUSUMA. Keep your eyes peeled for more info about the events on this page!
First up, make sure you follow us on Twitter @LeicesterMed
Second, visit our website www.lusuma.com to check out the inner cogs of the LUSUMA machine: who's who in the committee, what sports you can play while at Leicester, sub-societies you can join and a few photos from previous years' INTROweeks.
Our membership sales are not live yet so hold tight for now and we'll let you know when you can purchase your lifetime LUSUMA membership!
Lastly, if there's any questions about anything at all, please post them up on this page - I guarantee someone (probably Tom Sun) has asked it before. Alternatively, you can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org with your query.
For now, just enjoy your short-lived freedom, ask any questions and we'll see you in September!
LUSUMA love xxoxoxox