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Student of the year

The College of Medicine Student of the Year is awarded to a student who is a member of the College of Medicine, and who has ‘gone the extra mile’ in pursuit of the College’s aims.  The Award is made in recognition of a student who has shown, leadership, innovation, commitment, diligence in pursuit of their College goals.

It is made upon the recommendation of the Chief Officer with the Student Strategy Lead and Chairman and approved by the Council.


2013 – Ellie Crossley

Ellie Crossley was our Student Lead for two years and led in organising our hugely popular student conferences. She is now working as a doctor.

2015 – Emily Downs

Emily Downs contributed towards and championed our Social Prescribing programme. She now practices as a healthcare professional in Cornwall.

2016 – Tim Owen Jones

Tim Owen Jones contributed enormously towards organising our 2016 Food. The forgotten Medicine conference. He now works as a nurse.

2017 – Bogdan Chiva Giurca

Bogdan Chiva Giurca is our Social Prescribing Student Lead, and has set-up the National Prescribing Student Champion Scheme.  He is now a fourth year medical student at Exeter Medical School.