Candidate for the position of MSA - Stage 2 Year 2 Lewisham Representative

Thomas Bianchi

Things can always be better!

Hi i'm Tom.

I am excited to be at University Lewisham Hospital and looking forward to my time here. But, I am running to represent the Lewisham Cluster to make sure we get the most out of our time at QEH and ULH.

My main overall goal is to make our voices heard, but my manifesto offers three main points that I will look to address. I believe these ideas will help most of our year as well as Lewisham cluster students.

Improve the admin

We all know what King's admin is like. It needs to be better. I understand that we are the first year doing the new curriculum and we should be mindful of that. But, I believe more can and should be done to make our lives easier. My main concern is the frequency of last minute changes/alterations/notices: I personally was switched from Queen Elizabeth hospital to Lewisham Hospital the day before, which is not good enough especially when a consultant running my teaching knew I was supposed to be at lewisham for a whole month.

Lower the travel reimbursement cap

Some students have to travel a great deal to get to their GP placements which is annoying in the first place. What's worse is that they have to pay more than people who have easier journey's. Also, as students I think any money saved can be important. So I think it's only fair King's reimburses travel costs at a lower threshold than is currently offered.

Lecturer Lecture Capture Training

We've all been in a lecture where the red light disappears and everyone panics, the lecturer starts fiddling with the light and the lecture ends up not being recorded (or bits get missed). It seems like there is always confusion on how it works and I feel like this could be fixed easily with some simple training, or even a How-To guide on the lecture stand.

These were the main issues, but if I am elected I will tirelessly listen out for your ideas, your concerns and try to meet your expectations as fully as possible.

If you would like to ask me any questions or have any other suggestions, I am always ready to listen. Email me at thomas.bianchi@kcl.ac.uk