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Truro MedSoc is a society which aims to get everyone at the Truro Campus integrated. The society organises charity events that bring several years together, and also the occasional social. There are also a wide range of sporting opportunities available through Truro MedSoc, including:
- Truro MedSoc Basketball (Ben Ainslie Sports Centre)
- Truro MedSoc Netball (Penair School)
- Truro MedSoc Beach Sports (Perranporth in the summer)
- Truro MedSoc Surfing Club
Within The Students’ Union, there are over 140 diverse and exciting sports clubs, societies and volunteer projects that you can join, ranging from astronomy to underwater hockey. Find out more at www.thesu.org.uk/activities/socs
Map of Truro Student Discounts
Truro Medical School
Charity Sec for Truro MedSoc
Having spent the first two years of my studies in Exeter, the prospect of moving down to the Truro Campus for my third and fourth years was a daunting and exciting prospect. I had settled well in Exeter, and enjoyed my role as VP for the Exeter Medsoc, getting stuck in with lots of events and medical student life. It seemed a shame to be leaving that all behind. I was also nervous about spending more time on clinical placement. But I was determined to face the change with positivity!
Despite my apprehension, I quickly felt at home in Truro. We found a lovely house very near the hospital site, which is where we have our placements and our academic days. The houses are much nicer in Truro than in Exeter, they definitely don’t feel studenty! I joined Morgan’s gym and signed up to Borrow my Doggy to find some four -egged friends in the local area. I got my student National Trust membership for Christmas that year and set about walking lots of the coastal path. And, of course, Truro MedSoc organised lots of events to get stuck in to and really welcomed us and showed us the sights.
My third year went by in a whirl. Placements were challenging but all of the hospital staff and consultants are so supportive. And because of our close connection to the older years here down in Truro, because we are quite a tight knit community, they’d give you helpful tips for surviving. As I got to fourth year, I felt it was time for me to give a bit back, as I had found Medsoc so helpful to me. So I ran for Charity Sec.
It was really good fun to be on a committee again. We raised lots of money for our two charities (St Petroc’s homelessness and Medical Education, Sanitation and Health Ethiopia), and hosted lots of fun events. I organised a treasure hunt around Falmouth, bake sales, HIIT on the beach, and lots of pub quizzes. We also had a few pub crawls, brewery tours and coastal walks going on.
I’ve done so much since living in Truro. I’ve started babysitting for lots of the doctors in the hospital, walked lots of dogs, and smashed some PBs at the weekly Trelissick parkrun. Having thought it would be a quiet place, I haven’t been stuck for things to do at all! I feel that I have really been part of not only a university community down here, but also got more stuck in to the wider community, which has been very rewarding. I have loved how the beautiful coast, and spending so much time outside, has given me some freedom from my medical textbooks. There aren’t many places where you can be surfing on a gorgeous beach just 30 mins after finishing lectures!
Now that I am looking towards my intercalating year and final year of medicine back in Exeter, I am really sad to be leaving Truro. I feel that it really has become my home. One thing’s for sure, I will definitely be back.
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.
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