Birmingham Widening Access to Medical Sciences (BWAMS) student society

BWAMS is a student-run charity and MedSoc society that promotes university courses in the medical and healthcare sciences to students from state schools who may not believe that this path is open to them.

BWAMS 2019

Our student society members go into schools to talk about our courses and deliver some fun practical-based sessions with stethoscopes and tendon hammers. We find this really enthuses the students who may not have even thought about going to university in the first place. 

The student volunteers are from a variety of our courses including Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences, and Nursing.

BWAMS has a programme of six sessions which can be delivered for free to any state school in Birmingham and Solihull. The six sessions are as follows:

  • Healthy Eating, KS3
  • Asthma Explained, KS3
  • CPR Training, KS3-KS5
  • Clinical Skills, KS3-KS4
  • Diabetes Explained, KS4
  • Evidence Based Medicine, KS5

For more information visit their website (

Get in touch if you are interested in a BWAMS session by e-mailing and visit their website at