Events and activities
There are various networking and support opportunities within the MERU community, as listed below.
To join the MERU community and take part in any of the events and activities, please complete the form linked to on the right of this page.
5th Annual MERU Staff Conference - Wednesday 18th September 2019
SAF Rooms 121 & 122, South Kensington campus, from 1pm
We are delighted to confirm the annual MERU Staff Conference will be taking place on Wednesday 18th September. We want to update you all with the latest news from MERU and the world of medical education research, as well as share presentations and posters from our MERU members attending international conferences this year. Programme can be found here: MERU 5th Annual Conference programme
Guest Speaker - Dr Katherine Woolf, Senior Lecturer and Divisional Deputy Lead for Research, UCL Medical School
A psychologist by background, Kath studies medical students' and doctors' academic performance to understand more about what helps students do well and what hinders their performance. She’s particularly interested in understanding why ethnicity impacts on performance, and what we can do to make medical education - and higher education in general - fairer.
Lunch will be provided at the start of the afternoon, and a small reception will be held at the end of the afternoon. We hope you will take the opportunity of the breaks to network with colleagues who have similar interests to your own.
While the conference is free to attend, please can you let the admin team know if you are planning to join us by completing the registration form so we can organise appropriate catering: Register here
Upcoming Event - Transform MedEd 2020 Conference
Jointly organised by the School of Medicine, Imperial College London, and the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU Singapore, Transform MedEd 2020 is a premier international medical education conference which has transformation as its core theme.
The exciting two-day programme will bring together the diverse perspectives of medical educators, academics and innovators, with those of students, patients and industry leaders. The conference will provide a forum for local and international experts to share their knowledge and experience, whilst engaging active participation of delegates through workshops, symposia, short communications, plenaries, panel discussions and seminars. Transform MedEd 2020 will establish and extend academic collaborations in medical education, addressing global challenges to achieve local impact.
For further information, to register, or to submit an abstract for presentation, please see the conference website: https://www.transformmeded.org
Survey Opportunity for Medical Students
What is the value of early patient exposure to medical students in Years 1 and 2?
What was the impact of the Year 1 and 2 clinical attachments on you? What did you learn and what value did these experiences have for you?
If you're an MBBS Years 2-6 student and would like to share your experiences through a short questionnaire which we anticipate will take no more than 15 minutes, and which will help current Year 2 students undertake a project as part of their assessed curriculum, please click here for more information and for the survey itself.
One respondent completing the questionnaire will be randomly selected to receive a £50 Amazon voucher.
Annual MERU conference
The annual MERU conference is usually held in September to review the work and research currently ongoing within the MERU community. It is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow members, as well as coming together to hear about research that is being conducted within the College.
Details on the 2019 MERU conference are given above.
Monthly MERU Forum - now by webinar
The MERU Forum is a discussion forum for anyone actively involved in teaching, curriculum development or education research across Imperial College; from our staff to our many NHS partners and our sister unit in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Singapore, as well as students at all stages of their education.
Previously, the MERU Forum met once a month to hear from expert speakers, share experiences and offer support and advice for your educational projects in an informal atmosphere where you can discuss the latest thinking in education, ask for advice on ethics approval or funding for your research project, or simply listen to our expert speakers. We know our members find these meetings valuable but cannot always attend, therefore we are now trialling a session on webinar events instead, starting in November 2018, to include everything as mentioned before, but with wider accessability.
Further information on our upcoming MERU Forum webinars can be found here.
Lead for MERU Forum meetings
- Dr Robert Goldin, Professor of Liver & GI Pathology, Department of Medicine
Clinical Teaching Fellow Network
The aim of the network is to connect clinical teaching and education fellows across the Imperial and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine campuses. It is an opportunity to share, learn and collaborate with each other on teaching activities and research projects.
For more information and to join the mailing list, contact us.
The Clinical Teaching Fellow Network produces a quarterly newsletter with news, events, teaching opportunities and interest pieces. To contribute and to join the mailing list, contact us.