Abbie Hewitt
Truro Medical School
President of Truro MedSoc


Coming to Cornwall to study is something that most students have to do as part of the BMBS course and I know that several people were apprehensive about this. Apprehensive of moving further down the country (even more so than Exeter!) and worrying about if enough is going on to keep you busy!

Being from Cornwall myself, I knew the local area and knew there were lots of activities to do on the weekend or during a study break, particularly if it’s sunny. Moving from Exeter to Cornwall for this part of my course has allowed me to enjoy the weekends and the surroundings that Cornwall as to offer. In particular, there are students who set up their own groups, such as the Surf Club, which allows students to meet up on weekends or Wednesdays afternoons and enjoy the Cornish waves.

It has also allowed different friendships to arise within the year group, as we do more activities together that are planned by students themselves or the Truro MedSoc society. This has made settling into Truro much easier for the students and I hope this continues.