07 October 2015

A warm and unique welcome to our new students

This year's MedSoc Hull freshers’ week had record attendance and brand new, revamped social events throughout the week. Freshers’ week kicked off with a welcome night, which was officially named the "Inaugural MedSoc Hull Egg & Sperm Stampede Extravaganza", which saw HYMS freshers dressed as sperm facing various challenges whilst on a tour through the treacherous female anatomy (the campus) in an attempt to reach and penetrate the egg (Ryton Lecture Theatre). The activities planned were part of a renewed effort by MedSoc this year to cater for all members and create a fun, inclusive event.

The cross-campus societies fair is an annual event held in Hull and organised by HYMS and MedSoc Hull in partnership. All MedSoc sub-societies were invited, from skiing to obs&gynae, to come along and share what they get up to. It gave new students an opportunity to find out what extra-curricular activities are available at HYMS, meet students from the other campus and pursue more specific interests both inside and outside the field of medicine.

The bubble football ran by MedSoc Hull as part of freshers’ week proved to be a really popular event. It was followed by a sports day on Sunday, and BBQ, which again catered for all dietary requirements with vegetarian options and Halal meats.

HYMS MedSoc Hull President, Tom Rowland said: ‘I'm pretty proud of what we've managed to do this year as a committee. We've changed a lot in an attempt to make everything more inclusive and judging by attendance and talking to the newcomers it seems to have worked!’