Student network research study


There is great interest in whether White and BAME medical students have equal opportunities to perform and thrive at Medical School, with some evidence of a difference in attainment between these two groups. One suggestion is that this may be in part due to the social and academic networks students form. This study aims to examine the networks that students form to support each other’s learning, and to see whether these are characterised by shared ethnicity, wellbeing, and academic performance.


Participants will be asked to take part in a no more than six-minute survey initially, with the second phase of the study including semi-structured interviews (you will have the chance to opt out of the second phase if you wish when you complete the survey).

Take part

You can access the survey here, and the study’s information sheets are available here.

This study is open to all first- and second-year BMBS students at the University of Exeter Medical School, and MBBS students at Imperial College London.