MJA Annual Symposium

Hey everyone, 

I’m Jess a fourth year medical student at Manchester. I’m working with the Medical Journalists’ Association this year and helping them to publicise a symposium in London on the 25th March with lots of  journalists from The Independent, BBC, Sunday Times, Pharmaceutical Journal, Channel 5 etc. 

They’re wanting to encourage healthcare / science students to get involved in health journalism which is a great opportunity for medics to get stuck into their creative side and help get their voices heard. The symposium is titled ‘Uncovering A Scandal’ and is an amazing opportunity to network with journalists and explore the possibility of a future in health journalism (see attached flyer). Tickets are £10 for students but this gives a year’s membership to the MJA, so works out well.  

I know a lot of us have strong opinions regarding healthcare and the way the system we will be working in is run, and I know I found it difficult to know where and who to voice these too – We’ve set up a student page to connect students with established health journalists to get advice on health journalism, breaking stories and publishing, and will be running a student award. 

Give the page a follow https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100090378499635 and I’m happy to answer any questions if you have any:  jessica.beresford@student.manchester.ac.uk . Also visit www.mjauk.org for more info!