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Careers information and schools outreach

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Careers information and schools outreach

In addition to the BSMS Widening Participation programmes, BSMS run careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) sessions with schools and colleges across the south east.  

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Primary outreach

The BSMS Outreach team works with pupils in Year 5 and 6 in local state schools to drive educational attainment, raise future aspirations and form strong links between BSMS and the local community. We also support local community events, such as the Brighton Science Festival, held in February/March and/or October every year. 

What Primary Outreach events are there?

  • School visits

BSMS Medical Students will travel to a local primary school and teach a class of pupils as part of a team. These school visits normally occur on Wednesday afternoons and cover different topics allied to the National Curriculum.

  • Campus visits

Facilitated by the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton, BSMS supports campus visits for primary school students. The sessions follow a similar format and cover the same topics as our school visits.

If you are a primary school teacher and are interested in having current BSMS Medical Students visit your school, please get in touch us by emailing  


School talks and visits

BSMS regularly visits schools and colleges across the country to deliver presentations on applying to medical school and to attend careers fairs at institutions where learners may be interested in applying to study medicine.

We can run sessions on demystifying the application process, writing personal statements, choosing the right medical school, the NHS, as well as interview practice. Depending on the dates and times, we may be able to bring current BSMS medical students to speak with students.

If you are interested in a member of the BSMS outreach team visiting your school to speak to your cohort about medicine and what is required to get into medical school, please get in touch with Charlotte Smyrk on  

Please note that due to limited resources, we are not able to attend every event we are invited to.


Hub schools

To increase the accessibility of medicine-specific careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to students & schools in the South East, the BSMS Outreach team are looking for schools across the region to act as 'Hub Schools' for BSMS Outreach initiatives.

A BSMS 'hub school' will be able to provide resources and organisation for regular visits from the BSMS Outreach Team, and will facilitate the attendance of learners at other schools & colleges at these sessions.

Sessions will cover a variety of topics, including medical admissions, medicine taster sessions, personal statement writing and practice interviews. Sessions be delivered by BSMS staff and a number of current students where required. If the school can facilitate it, we can welcome medical school applicants to BSMS for a mock Multiple Mini Interview.

For further information on hub schools, and to put your school forward, please get in touch with us on or by calling 01273 641841.


International school events - UK medical school experience

For young people in schools overseas looking to apply to study medicine in the UK, BSMS runs the UK Medical School Experience (UKMSE), a three-day event for Year 11 and Year 12 students. Designed to highlight the specifics of applying to medicine in the UK, this event provides advice and guidance focusing on medicine and life as a medical student. Activities, run by BSMS staff and students will include taster lectures on anatomy and the human body, clinical skills, ethics, and more. Additional sessions will focus on the UCAS process and the requirements needed to submit a strong application to study medicine. Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in mock panel interviews and a mock Multiple Mini Interview.

Please note, to cover travel and accommodation costs, a charge is levied to the school for this service and a minimum number of participants is required. 

If you’d like to find out more about the UKMSE, please get in touch with Charlotte Smyrk on


BSMS Open Days and meet and greets

Please see the BSMS Open Days page by clicking below.

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For questions concerning the open days at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, please contact our admissions team on 01273 643528 or