Welcome to the inaugural AspireMed
Medicine Applicants Virtual Conference!

We are delighted that you are here to join us for an exciting day of talks and workshops!


We have an exciting and diverse line up of excellent speakers.

Dr Enam Haque

Chair of the National Medical Student Widening Participation Forum

Ms Esther Hamilton-Dick

UCAT Marketing and Communication Coordinator.
Member of the UCAT office which runs the UCAT exam on behalf of the UCAT Consortium

Ms Yvette Qureshi

BioMedical Admissions Test
Senior Marketing Manager

Dr Clare Ray

University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences Outreach and Widening Participation Lead

Dame Professor Parveen Kumar

Professor of Medicine and Education
Barts and the London School of Medicine

Claire Owen

Assistant Director at the Medical School's Council.
Lead on selection and widening participation amongst other education focused projects.

Dr Simon Fleming

Trauma and Orthopaedic registrar.
Vice Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Trainee Doctors’ Group (ATDG)

Mr Ollie Burton

Final year medical student at Warwick University
Founder of PostGradMedic YouTube channel

Professor John Paul Leach

Head of Undergraduate Medicine
University of Glasgow

Dr Mandy Hampshire

Director of Undergraduate Medicine Admissions
University of Nottingham
Lead for Widening Participation - Derbyshire

Ms Anna Harvey

Final year medical student at KCL
BMJ Editorial Scholar
Head of the S|Docs medical education programme at Medics.Academy
Founding member of the National Student Widening Participation Working Group


We have prepared a fantastic selection of interactive workshops!

UCAT Workshop

Peninsula Medical School
Widening Access to Medicine Society

Personal Statement Workshop

The Medic Portal

Interview Workshop

Student Assisted Medical and Dental Applicants
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Medical Schools Q&A

The Medical Student's Q&A will feature students from:


Anna Harvey - King's College London
Phoebe Hill - Keele University
Nithin Thoppuram - Imperial College London
Aysha Zahid - University of Manchester


Orthi Shahzad - Downing College, Cambridge
Lucy Xu - Pembroke College, Cambridge
Franceska Tchapdeu - Brasenose College, Oxford

Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Dion Manning - Cardiff University
Maarja-Liis Ferry - University of Dundee
Ryan Devlin - University of Edinburgh
Marina Politis - University of Glasgow
Rachel Millar - Queen's University Belfast

Our Sponsors

We are tremendously grateful for the generosity of our sponsors, without which this event would not be possible.

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

The RMBF is committed to leading the way in providing support and advice to members of the medical profession and their dependants at times of crisis and serious need. As the medical profession continues to change, the RMBF will be ready to meet new and emerging needs.

General Medical Council

The GMC is the governing body for medical practitioners in the UK, with the responsibility of protecting patient safety, and supporting medical education.

British Orthopaedic Association

University of Birmingham

Association of Medical Education in Europe

The AMEE promotes international excellence in education in the healthcare professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education. AMEE, working with other organisations, supports teachers and institutions in their current educational activities and in the development of new approaches to curriculum planning, teaching and learning methods, assessment techniques and educational management, in response to advances in medicine, changes in healthcare delivery and patient demands and new educational thinking and techniques.

International Assocation of Medical Science Educators

GPs at the Deep End

Questions for Our Speakers!

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