meet the LMSS committee

Three student officers head the LMSS; the President, Secretary and Treasurer. They are supported by a wider committee that helps run the society and its events.
Please take a look below as the 2022/23 committee introduce themselves!
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president - FREYA HOLLOWOOD


Hello! I’m Freya, and I’m so excited to be your LMSS President for 2022/23!

The LMSS is the oldest and largest medical school society in the UK. We put on a fantastic range of events each year, from dinners and balls to charity walks and cycles that we hope everyone can be a part of!

For those who don’t know me, I’m going into my 5th year at Liverpool after a year of intercalating (although that equals 4th year of Medical School). Time flies!

My role as President is to be the society’s spokesperson and to work closely with my fellow officers, Emma and Pooja, to ensure our committee is supported and the society runs smoothly!

This year, I have a few priorities I hope to achieve. I want to ensure that the LMSS is a safe space that increases well-being promotion, has closed feedback loops that increase our transparency, and is a place for all students to feel comfortable and heard!

Please feel free to message me on Facebook or email me at president@lmssonline.co. uk if you have any queries or want a chat!

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Secretary - EMMA wilkinson


Hi everyone, my name is Emma, and I am the LMSS Secretary for 2022/23.

I am going into my final year, and the LMSS has been a big part of my university experience.

I am excited to be involved with the everyday running of the society. I will be working hard alongside Freya, Pooja and the rest of the committee to ensure that the society is well organised and we provide a full programme of events to best suit our members. We all feel passionate that the LMSS should offer something for everyone and make all students feel welcome. We will continue to work towards our goals of improving diversity, equality and inclusion, promoting well-being and increasing transparency, all while ensuring we have as much fun as possible.

If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to message me on Facebook or email me at secretary@lmssonline.co.uk !

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treasurer - Pooja patel


Hello everyone! My name is Pooja, and I’m your LMSS Treasurer for the next year.

My main role is to manage society’s finances and ensure we can put on fantastic events for everyone to enjoy! I’ll be working closely with Freya, Emma and the rest of our wonderful committee to make this year the best it can be.

I’ll be going into my final year next year and can’t think of a better way to spend it!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at treasurer@lmssonline.co.uk or if you see me around, make sure to say hello!

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academic Secretary - Faisal Al Reefy


Hi everyone!! I’m Faisal, I’m a current 5th year and I am your LMSS Academic Rep 21/22. My role is to support learning across all years through providing revision sessions, OSCE practice, learning resources and case presentation evenings. I’m so excited to play a part in bringing you some of the great teaching events LMSS has always provided over the years.
Feel free to contact me on academic@lmssonline.co.uk for any queries or questions!
I can’t wait to meet you all this year!
Faisal

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Annual Ball Secretaries - CHARLOTTE LAX & HELEN NIXON


We’re Helen and Charlotte, both fourth year and super excited to be organising Annual Ball this year.

We’ve been LMSS fans since day one, and we can’t wait to throw the biggest event of the year! Our theme is Club Tropicana this year, so get ready to dance the night away and be transported to paradise! Get out your ball gowns, suits and garlands and join us at the Adelphi Hotel in January for a night of cocktails and escapism.

We’re both friendly, chatty and enthusiastic gals, so feel free to come over at any event to say hello – we would love to meet you! Hope to see you at lots of events over the year!

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Annual dinner secretary - Ella bleasdale


Hi! I’m Ella, and I’m very excited to be your Annual Dinner Rep this year! I’m currently in my 3rd year, and I’ll (hopefully) be in 4th year by the time Annual Dinner rolls around in November.

My idea for this year’s theme is ‘Diamonds are Forever’; hopefully, it’ll be a night full of glam for James Bond style! The charity I’ve chosen to support this year is KIND children’s charity, which does amazing work with children living in poverty in the Liverpool region.

This year I’m hoping we can make the Annual and Charity Dinners bigger and better than ever - me and Lucy will work hard together to offer you two amazing, themed nights to choose from.

The fun won’t stop at the dinner because we’ll have our bar crawl a few weeks later.

Hope to see you all there!

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bUSINESS - ELLEN HARDY


Hi! I’m Ellen Hardy, and I am entering my second year of medical school.
I can’t wait to get more involved with the LMSS this year after they put on some great events for my first year. I’ve got some great ideas for new merchandise this year, but feel free to message me if you have any ideas!

I can’t wait to see you all in the fleeces!

Email: business@lmssonline.co.uk
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Charity Secretaries - Reuben vesey-smith, ioan wardhaugh and hannah meredith


Hello! We are Reuben, Hannah and Ioan, and we are going into our final year! We've had such a good 5 years in Liverpool and are delighted to take on the role as your Charity Representatives for 2022/23.

We are supporting 2 local charities this year:
1. Wirral Mind - is a mental health charity working to support people going through difficult times with their mental health in the local area.
2. KIND (Kids In Need Desperately) - a charity working in Merseyside to support socially disadvantaged kids and their families - with a big Christmas appeal that we hope to get involved with!

We'll be organising events and raffles that everyone and anyone can get involved in, but keep your eyes especially peeled for:
- Charity walk in Autumn 2022
- Strictly Come Dancing in February 2023
- Charity cycle in Spring 2023

Our main role is to raise as much money to support these fantastic charities and their work. However, we are also 3 friendly faces who have been members of the LMSS for a while - we have picked up some tips and tricks along the way! Feel free to drop any of us a message!

We also want to give shout-outs to students pursuing their own fundraising endeavours. We are also looking at setting up a volunteering page for local organisations to advertise for any help they may need - more info coming soon!

Happy fundraising, and see you around!

Email: charities@lmssonline.co.uk
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Charity Dinner Secretary - Lucy marshall


Hi everyone! My name’s Lucy, and I’m going into my 5th and final year of medicine. I’m your charity dinner rep for this year, and I’m so excited to organise one of the biggest nights in the LMSS calendar. My theme for this year is Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, so you’ll be transported to a topsy turvy whimsical wonderland for the night with a few surprises along the way!

The charity dinner is followed by a bar crawl 2 weeks later, where we’ll tour Liverpool’s finest establishments!

The charity I’ve chosen to support is the Paper Cup project, an organisation local to Liverpool that supports people experiencing homelessness.

I really want to work hard this year to make this event inclusive and enjoyable for everyone. If you have any queries, questions or suggestions, feel free to message me!

Email: charitydinner@lmssonline.co.uk
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Grand Round Secretaries - josh blewitt and matt pickering


Hi everyone! We’re Matt and Josh, your Grand Round Reps for 2022/23!

After the successful reintroduction of Grand Round post-Covid, we’re thrilled to carry on the tradition and ensure Grand Round is the best event in the LMSS calendar. We’ll be creating exciting promo videos, prize giveaways, and an action-packed night to remember!

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history & alumni Secretary - Charlotte patterson


Hello! I’m Charlotte, and excited to be your new history and alumni rep for 2022/23! I’m currently in 3rd year and can’t wait for the year ahead!

This year, I will be responsible for looking after the society archives, keeping the alumni updated with all of the exciting things that the LMSS has been up to and hopefully getting more alumni involved in the society. Also, I will be planning our alumni dinner!

Email: alumni@lmssonline.co.uk
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House Secretaries - HANNAH BARNES AND BECCA BOLTON


Hello! We are Hannah and Becca, both currently in second year, and we are so excited to be your new House Secs!

We can’t wait to put our cooking skills to the test and bring you some great food at LMSS events!

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Publications Secretary - ZESHA SALEEM


Hey! I’m Zesha, and I’m a second-year medic who is the LMSS Publications Rep! I'm responsible for editing the Fresher's guide and the Sphincter (the medical students magazine).

In my spare time, I like to stress about work and cook food to make myself feel better — I also love going out for a good meal too. I write in my spare time for different newspapers about everything from home renovations to sleep health!

I'd love as many students as possible to get involved this year, so if you're interested in creating artwork or writing an article, please get in touch!

Email: publications@lmssonline.co.uk
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Sports Secretary - Lauren bateman


Hi, I’m Lauren, a current 4th year, and I’m so excited to be Sports Sec!

I’m looking forward to running the annual much-loved tradition of MDV (and hoping to beat the dentists and vets another year running) and a medics sports night later in the year. I'm passionate about getting as many people to participate in sports as possible, so a big focus this year will also be continuing the hard work to keep our sports teams welcoming and encourage more people to get involved!

Email: sports@lmssonline.co.uk
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Social Secretaries - Ros RASHID AND TOM CAHILL


Hello everyone! We are Tom and Ros, and we are so excited to be your social secretaries for 2022/2023. We have loved being members of the society for the last 3 years and can’t wait to deliver the much beloved welcome back parties and other events over the year!

Hi, I’m Tom, from London, and I’m currently in my 3rd year. I’m a member of the medics hockey team and love it (the social more than the sport!). I have really enjoyed my time in the society and would love to be able to get as many people involved in the LMSS this year!

Hi, I’m Ros, originally from Leicester, and I’m also in my 3rd year. Having been the other half of the Social Sec team for Hockey this year, I can’t wait to get going with this year’s LMSS socials! I’m super excited to make them bigger and better than ever and can’t wait to involve as many of the new freshers as possible and ensure nobody misses out 🙂

We look forward to meeting you all!

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Webmaster - keziah Davies


Hello everyone! My name is Kezzie, and I am going into my 4th year in September after intercalating.

My main job as WebMaster is to maintain the online presence of the LMSS through our website and various social media sites.

Follow @LMSSOnline for all the new updates and society news on twitter!

← click on the instagram logo (or search @LMSSOnline) to see our amazing feed of photos from events as well as other medic society related things!

Email: webmaster@lmssonline.co.uk
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wELFARE AND DIVERSITY SECRETARY - LAURA TIPPLE


Hey everyone, I’m Laura, and I’m the Welfare and Diversity Rep for 22/23 :)

A little bit about me: I’m going into 4th year (which feels pretty mad?!) after intercalating in Manchester, and I’m pretty excited to be back in Liverpool and be a part of the committee this year! My role as the welfare and diversity rep is to help you feel as welcome as possible and be a friendly face for advice or help at any time. Medical School can be tricky sometimes, so I’m here for a chat/walk/cafe trip any time. I’ll also be organising the mentoring scheme, so pair each first-year with a second-year mentor to help you settle in.

I’ll be working with the rest of the diversity team (Toby, Karina, and Bryony) throughout the year to work more towards making everyone feel as included and represented as possible!

Email: welfare@lmssonline.co.uk
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WOMEN'S REPRESENTATIVE - BRYONY RODGERS


Hello everyone, I am Bryony! A bit about me: I am going into my 6th year at medical school; I am an old granny at heart, enjoy cycling, hiking (anything outside), and am a big foodie. I'm super excited to get involved with the LMSS committee this year!

In my role this year, I want to challenge the stigma associated with female doctors accessing and succeeding in male-dominant specialities. I want to organise events where we hear about inspirational female doctors, their challenges, and how they overcome them! I want to ensure everyone feels included and safe within our society.

Email: women@lmssonline.co.uk
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LGBTQ+ representative - toby slack


Hi! My name is Toby, I identify as a non-binary gay man, and I am in 3rd year (going into 4th year September 2022!) I am your LGBTQ+ Rep for 2022/23.

I am an active member of the Queer Medics Society and the Medics Against Discrimination Society, as well as the LMSS and I would love to work hard to make sure the society and wider medical school becomes more inclusive and accepting of people from all backgrounds.

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ETHNIC MINORITIES REPRESENTATIVE - KARINA GURUNG


Hi everyone! I’m Karina and I’m your new Ethnic Minorities Rep (previously known as BAME Rep)!

My interests include learning about new cultures and their different traditions, especially food-related ones, and I really hope I get to reflect that onto my work with LMSS this year, so keep an eye out!

As always, our aim is to make the LMSS a safe and inclusive space for everybody and I’m really looking forward to working with the rest of the diversity team to ensure this happens!

If you have any questions, or if you just want to chat, feel free to drop me a message!

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