Access day with The Royal College of Psychiatry

On Wednesday 27th March we had a wonderful day hosted by The Royal College of Psychiatry.

Students in Year 12, from 13 schools were inspired by speakers, to help their journey into medicine and Allied Medicine fields.

  • Schools attending:
  • Clapton Girls
  • The Thomas Alleyne Academy
  • The Petchey Academy
  • Bridge Academy
  • Our Ladys Convent High School
  • Eltham College
  • Stoke Newington School
  • Cardinal Pole School
  • The City Academy
  • Holy Family Catholic School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Barnhill Community High School
  • Central Foundation Girls School

MyBigCareer would like to thank the hospitality of the Royal college of Psychiatry in London, and in particular Annie Muyang and Clare Wynn-Mackenzie for their continuous support.

We’ve had some geat feedback already including this from Giovanna Newbery

Dear Deborah,

The conference last week was absolutely amazing.  What a brilliant opportunity for students to speak to professionals in their field and junior doctors about their personal journeys.  Staff and students very much enjoyed the day in a most exemplary venue.

Kind regards

G Newbery,Outreach Coordinator, The Thomas Alleyne Academy, Stevenage

Our Speakers and outline of the day


Dr Helen Bruce – Associate Dean for Recruitment, Royal College of Psychiatrists

Applying to Medicine – types of course, factors when choosing a university and future career pathways

Angela Kubacki – Senior Lecturer in Clinical Communication, Associate Dean for Admissions, Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St George’s, University of London

Medical student Q&A panel

Tessa Lomax, Roshni Bhudia, Evie Taylor-Davies, Tom Dunne

Types of Doctor – about my career

Dr Alex Bailey – Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist
Dr Abigail Don – General Practitioner
Professor Jason Payne-James – Consultant Forensic Physician
Dr Stephen Porter – Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Personal statements

Deborah Streatfield – Founder, MyBigCareer

Interview practice

Tessa Lomax, Roshni Bhudia, Evie Taylor-Davies, Tom Dunne


Chris Craven – Workshop Conferences Ltd.
Charlotte Pritchard – Stakeholder Relations and Recognition Manager, BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

The Evolution of the Brain

Dr Derek Tracy – Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, London and Senior Lecturer, King’s College London

Posted on April 2, 2019 in Our News

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