welfare & diversity



Welcome to the LMSS Welfare and Diversity page. Here you’ll find information on who the Welfare team are, what they do and access to resources and contacts.

  • It can be difficult moving to a new city let alone beginning your study in medical school. This is where our Welfare and Diversity team comes in.
  • We are here to ensure both younger and older students feel supported throughout their time in medical school. This ranges from organising a mentoring scheme, anonymous agony aunt sections in our magazine, Sphincter, and arranging fun events throughout the year.
  • Our aim every year is to ensure the medical student body have the best time over their 5 years in Liverpool. It’s a tough course but there are many friendly faces about to help anyone in need! Of course, we don’t always have all the answers and in that case, we will be able to guide you towards staff in the medical school additionally.
  • If you have any questions, queries or suggestions for how we could improve feel free to contact us at welfare@lmssonline.com

meet the welfare & diversity team

Welfare and Diversity representative 2020-21: Pooja Patel

Hi there! My name is Pooja and I’m your Welfare and Diversity rep for this academic year. My main role involves being a point of contact for my fellow students should they need help, advice or simply a friendly chat! I will be working throughout the year to make sure our welfare system is the best it can be and how it can improve.
My other roles include organising the mentoring scheme for our new first year students to be welcomed in September, planning some fun stress relieving events and more informative events on how we can stay educated on diversity in medicine and our wider society.
If you want to get in touch you can contact me by email (welfare@lmssonline.com), Facebook messenger or in person!

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Representative 2020-21: Zainab Adnan

Hello everyone!

My name is Zainab and I’m the LMSS BAME rep for this year. I’m currently in my second year of medicine and new to LMSS. As BAME rep I hope to create an inclusive environment within LMSS for everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion. I’ll directly work with the Welfare and Diversity rep and wider Diversity teams to ensure equal social and welfare opportunities for everyone. Hope you’re all excited for an amazing 5+ years at the University of Liverpool :)

Email: bame@lmssonline.co.uk
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

LGBTQ Representative 2020-21: Katie Taylor

Hi guys, I’m Katie and I’m your LGBTQ+ rep for 2020-21! I’m currently intercalating in Tropical Disease Biology here in Liverpool so will be out and around on campus if you ever want to say hi!

My role this year is to be a part of the new welfare and diversity team that aims to ensure the wellbeing and support of all the students in the society and at university. I, myself, am gay so I have particular interest and knowledge of looking after LGBTQ+ issues. However, if anyone has any queries, LGBTQ+ or not, feel free to drop me a message on facebook and I will do my very best to help you out. Very much looking forward to meeting you all!

Email: lgbtq@lmssonline.co.uk
Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Women’s Representative 2020-21: Esme Davison

Hello I’m Esmé a second year medical student the new women’s rep, I’m really excited about being part of the welfare and diversity team and the potential to make some real progress for women medical students at UoL.​​​​​​​

Email: women@lmssonline.co.uk
​​​​​​Preferred Pronouns: She/Her


  • When our first years arrive at Liverpool they will be paired up with a second year student to help them settle in and answer any questions or worries.
  • Mentors and mentees have the opportunity to get to know each other at our Mentor-Mentee night as well as through other events the LMSS hosts throughout the year.
  • Second year mentors are around to show new students around campus i.e. where lectures are held as well as being a helping hand in revision season.
  • Mentoring doesn’t just end after your first year! LMSS mentors will be around throughout each student’s years in medical school.


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reporting concerns directly to the medical school

As a Student Doctor you may encounter a situation which causes you concern. This may be regarding yourself, another student, a patient or a member of staff. You may be unsure of how and if to raise these concerns. The Medical School has a dedicated section on the Student Intranet for us to report concerns. Access it here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/intranet/medicine-student/support/alert/

Concerns raised could include those regarding patient safety, student safety, discrimination, harassment, undermining, bullying and urgent placement concerns (this list is not exhaustive and contains an option for “other” concerns).

If you need any help completing the form please speak to us and we will do our best to help.