|Famous For||Medicine, Health Sciences|
St George’s, University of London is the only specialist provider of medical and health sciences higher education in the UK, providing education, training and world class research. The institution itself is attached to St George’s Hospital, one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, and was founded in 1733. It is considered the UK’s specialist health university.
As well as a standard medical degree, St George’s offers a number of related subjects, such as Biomedical Science and Paramedic Science. St George’s boasts impressive employment statistics, with 96% of students across all subjects going on to employment or further study six months after graduating, with the proportion increasing to 100% for medical graduates.
An Advanced Patient Simulator allows students to practice their medical skills on real-life situations, working with computer-controlled mannequins that simulate a wide range of health problems. State-of-the-art labs also help testing a student’s ability to a wide range of medical tasks.
St George's offers a dedicated International Student Support service within the more general Student Centre, which offers support of all kinds to all students. Welcome Weekends run at the beginning of the year and introduces international students to life in London and the University. In addition, the Student Union runs an International Student Society, which runs events to help international students meet each other and experience cultures from the UK and around the world.
Following the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, St George’s was assessed in the two general areas of Clinical Medicine and Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care. St George’s was ranked joint 42nd in the country overall, which is a rise of 24 places from a similar exercise carried out six years ago.
All international students are prioritised a place in University accommodation for their first year. Accommodation is split between St George’s’ Horton Halls and the University of London’s intercollegiate halls. Horton Halls of Residence houses almost 500 students in self-catering single study/bedroom units, each unit with its own en-suite facilities. Intercollegiate halls, as well as private ones, can be found across London.
St George's is located in south-west London on the same site as St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, just five minutes’ walk from Tooting Broadway Tube station. There are also several buses that stop directly outside St. George’s and Tooting Broadway for travel into the centre of London.
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