University of Leicester Paediatric Society
We would like to welcome you to the University of Leicester Paediatric Society!
As paediatric teaching is limited until the final year of the course, we aim to improving experience of paediatrics through various engaging methods such as first aid training, lectures and social events. Our events have been a huge success with excellent turnout and 100% of those who attended our events say their overall experience was 'good' or 'excellent'. Following on from that, we have aimed to push boundaries by collaborating with other societies, and even potentially other medical schools, to provide an even broader range of events.
The vast majority of specialties in medicine and surgery involve some degree of paediatrics and you don't have to be interested in a career solely in paediatrics to benefit from the society. We provide certificates of attendance to all those who attend events and these can be used as part of your personal and professional development portfolio. If all this hasn't convinced you so far, refreshments are also provided!
We hold a variety of lecture based events where paediatricians come to talk about their experiences as well as paediatric-orientated fundraising opportunities. There are also opportunities to attend practical events such as our hugely popular first aid training. All our events will be publicised on our Facebook page at:
We look forward to seeing you in the future!
The current committee:
President - Helen Beckett (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice Presidents - Sarah Osman (email@example.com) + Lizzie Stevens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary - Akash Mavilakandy (email@example.com)
Treasurer - Kiran Bhavra (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Publicity - Alan Penney (email@example.com)
Events Coordinators - Mollie O’Hare (firstname.lastname@example.org) + Anna Bennett (email@example.com)
- Raffles and cake sales to raise money for the local Rainbows charity.
- Preparations for Finals
- Repercussions of the Dr Bawa-Garba case, talk from Dr Cusack
- Annual Paediatric Society Conference
- St John’s Ambulance, Paediatric First Aid
- Sharing national paediatric-related conferences from up and down the country to keep you in the loop
Get involved with the University of Leicester’s Paediatric Society to see many more!
Membership costs for new members
For 1st and 2nd years: £5
Those in 3rd year or above: £3
Membership will get you access to our events for the rest of you medical school. We have lots of new ideas for the upcoming year so sign up to make sure you don't miss out!
You can contact us on:
Or direct message us on our Facebook page: