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Another year of SKIP events are on their way!

The locations and dates of the biggest events of the SKIP year have now been confirmed! Make sure to mark them down on your calendar early and not miss out! Keep an eye on the blog, SKIP facebook and twitter and your emails for more details closer to the dates…

Autumn Big Weekend | London 19-20th November 2016

Spring Big Weekend | Glasgow 4-5th March 2017

General Assembly | Southampton 15-16th April 2017

The results are in!

The results are in for National Committee and Mentors 2016/17! A massive congratulations to everyone and welcome to the SKIP team!
The National Committee for 2016/17 are:
National Coordinators: Victoria Powell & Jane Ferma
Treasurer: Arjun Wara
Events: Becky Thompson
Global Health: Elliot Clissold
Volunteers & Welfare: Lucy Franklin
Training: Hericka Bruna Figueiredo Galvao
R&D: Claire O’Brien
Publicity: Sarah Hopkins – Weaver
Fundraising: Claudia Busuioc
And our new additions to the Mentors team are:
Sinead Brereton
Melanie Bunseedhun
Here’s to another fantastic year of SKIPing!


A huge CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who was elected as a national committee member or mentor at the SKIP General Assembly over the weekend! 🎉 However, there are still 2 NATIONAL COMMITTEE POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

– Secretary
– Treasurer

Please send applications to by MIDNIGHT Tuesday 31st May 2016. Any questions are welcome!

National Committee Application Form 2016

National Committee Role Description

Branch Mentor Application Form 2016-2017

Branch Mentor Role Description

National Committee and Branch Mentor Applications 2016

Exciting news: National Committee and Branch Mentor applications are now open!!
Please see the role descriptions and application forms below for more detail. The application form may open in a ‘Read Only’ format, please change it to ‘Print Layout’ view by selecting the button at the bottom right of the Word Document to allow you to complete the form.
The following National Committee positions are available:
  • National Coordinator (need to have experience on National Committee)
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Training
  • Events
  • Publicity
  • Fundraising
  • Global Health
  • Volunteers & Welfare
  • Research & Development
There are also 3 Branch Mentor positions available (current Mentors need not apply). If you wish to apply to be a Branch Mentor, you apply to the scheme and will then be placed with a Branch following discussions with the Trustee for Mentorship and Negotiations.
Application deadline: 13th March 2016
Please send completed applications to before this deadline.
If you are applying for a position you will need to do a short hustings speech at the General Assembly in York on 18th March 2016. We encourage you to make every effort to attend this event. If, however, you are unable to attend please ensure you notify us and send a short speech (along with your application) which can be read out on your behalf.
Please do not hesitate to contact should you have any queries or concerns.
Good luck!

Introducing the SKIP Global Health Newsletter!

imageSomething EXCITING and NEW is coming to SKIP this year…
The SKIP Global Health Newsletter!
The newsletter features Big weekend snippets, global health opportunities, news and experiences of SKIP members and others.
This is an opportunity for SKIP to use another platform and share each others amazing experiences and see more opportunities in the global health world that you can get involved in!
Great opportunity submit a maximum 150 word article describing your global health experience.
It could be of anything for example a funny experience on project, an experience outside of SKIP or something you have learnt.
Anyone can submit an article.
Deadline: MIDNIGHT 20th March 2016
Submit your article via email to

Opportunity to go on a SKIP project in India this summer!

imageSKIP Barts are going on a very exciting research/pilot project in India this summer and need some extra volunteers!! If you are interested in sexual health teaching and being part of an international global health project please email

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This project is open to ANY student SKIP member at any of our uni branches via our External Volunteer Scheme – further info on this can be found at