Changing the conversation about health

Meet our Student Council

The future of The College of Medicine is bright; every year our Student Council brings together young medics and healthcare professionals in training who have a passion for integrated medicine and social prescribing. 

Annually, we hold our student conference, which is open to all healthcare students studying a degree course in the UK. 

Meet our current Student Council below – and follow them on Instagram for the latest updates…


Gracie Haines
I am Co-president of CofM Student Council and hope to make future and current allied health professionals feel empowered and capable from entry point from every background. I’m a second year paediatric nursing student and I absolutely love it!
Quirky fact: I’m scared of butterflies but have one tattooed!

James Flynn
I’m James, a fifth year medical student at Bristol and am Co-president for the student council this year! I am really looking forward to utilising the opportunity’s the College of Medicine has to offer to further public and professional understanding on renewable healthcare as well as bringing a plethora of other discussions and events to the national level alongside my peers.

Quirky fact: I’ve lived with a remote tribe in Borneo where I hosted a karaoke


Wiktoria Kotynska
My name is Wiktoria Kotynska and I’m a third year medical student at the University of Bristol. As Communications Officer, I hope to expand Young Fellows and reach a wider audience than ever before. My ambition is to help medical students of all backgrounds get their foot in the door to go into research, and provide a platform for them to campaign for the causes that they are passionate about.

Quirky fact: In primary school, when asked what we wanted to be
when we’re older, I said I wanted to be a celebrity. Alas, here I am in STEM


Lauren Griffiths
My name is Lauren, and I am a third-year graduate medical student at the University of Cambridge. As the Student Council’s Outreach Officer, I am passionate about widening participation and bringing together healthcare students from all disciplines, as well as nurturing partnerships that further the College’s inspiring work on creating healthier communities.

Quirky fact: I share my birthday with the NHS