What makes a successful Widening Participation programme?

29 September 2020 - 29 September 2020
What makes a successful Widening Participation programme?

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ASMEBITESIZE: What makes a successful Widening Participation programme?
Tuesday 29th September 2020, 6:00pm

During this session JASME were delighted to showcase four Widening Participation (WP) initiatives from around the UK, all led or delivered by students and juniors. This was followed by a panel discussion, where they were joined by representatives from these initiatives alongside Professor Colin Macdougall (ASME EDC) and Dr Louise Alldridge (National Medical Schools Widening Participation Forum). Discussion included what makes a successful WP programme, how this may have changed at the moment with Covid-19, WP going forwards and opportunities to get involved, with a heavy focus on taking questions from our audience.

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Please see below links to all the groups involved in the session:

JASME www.asme.org.uk/jasme 

ASME EDC www.asme.org.uk/edc 

National Medical Schools WP Forum twitter.com/nms_wp_forum 

AspireMEd aspiremed.uk

Scrubbed Up www.scrubbed-up.com

AIM Edinburgh www.facebook.com/AIMEdinburgh 

BrightMed Brighton & Sussex Medical School bsms.ac.uk/brightmed 


Ed Whittaker

JASME Co-Chair, 5th year medical student in Edinburgh


Ed Whittaker JASME

Ryan Devlin

JASME Co-Chair, Intercalating medical student and PhD candidate in Edinburgh


Ryan Devlin JASME

Dr Rosie Patterson

JASME Special Projects Lead (former Co-Chair), Academic FY2 Doctor


Rosie Patterson JASME

Professor Colin Macdougall

Chair of ASME EDC, Head of Medical Education at Warwick Medical School

@ProfCMacdougall @warwickmed

Colin Macdougall Warwick

Dr Louise Alldridge

National Medical Schools WP Forum committee member, Peninsula Medical School WP Lead and Programme Lead for BMBS with Foundation


Louise Alldridge Peninsula Medical School

Alex Clark

Founder of Accessibility in Medicine, 5th year medical student in Edinburgh

Facebook: AIMEdinburgh

Alex Clark Accessibility in Medicine Edn

Luke Zhu

Final year medical student at the University of Glasgow, with interests in surgery, MedTech and medical education

@LukeYZhu @aspiremeduk

Luke Zhu Uni of Glasgow student

Wentin Chen

Fourth year medical student intercalating in Medical Sciences with Cancer Frontiers at Imperial College London. Interested in academia and medical education and co-founded AspireMEd.

@WentinChen @aspiremeduk

Wentin Chen Aspire MEd

Jun Yu Chen

Final year medical student at the University of Glasgow. Co-founded AspireMEd.

@junyu0chen @aspiremeduk

Jun Yu Chen AspireMEd

Scrubbed Up: Maria Chowdhury & Hithin Noble 

Getting to the heart of medical school, Scrubbed Up is a representative platform filled with the views and insights from over 150 medical students across the country. From the application process to what life is truly like at medical school - we aim to do the dissection for you.


Maria Chowdhury Scrubbed Up

Hithin Noble Scrubbed Up