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.

Students attending a Birmingham Widening Access to Medical Sciences sessionOur 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, Nursing and Physiotherapy.

Get in touch if you are interested in a BWAMS session by e-mailing the College of Medical and Dental Sciences Outreach and Widening Participation Team ( who will put you in touch with the BWAMS president.