MEET THE LMSS COMMITTEE
Three student officers head the LMSS; the President, Secretary and Treasurer. They are supported by a wider committee that helps run the society and its events.
Please take a look below as the 2023/24 committee introduce themselves!
PRESIDENT - ELLA BLEASDALE
Hello everyone! My name is Ella Bleasdale (she/her) and I’m very excited to be your LMSS President 2023/24.
The LMSS is the oldest and largest medical school society in the UK. Every year we put on plenty of incredible events, from dinners and balls to charity walks and cycles. There’s something for everyone at the LMSS and we hope that everyone can get involved!
I’m going into my final year at medical school and while I’ll be sad once my time here is over, I can’t wait for what the next year has to come! I’m looking forward to all of the amazing things to come in the year ahead at the LMSS. It’s been such a huge part of my experience at medical school so far so I can’t think of a better way to spend my final year here than as your LMSS President!
My role as President is to be the main spokesperson for the society and work with my fellow officers, Tom and Tia, to support our committee and ensure the year runs smoothly.
We all have a shared passion for the LMSS and want to make it as inclusive as possible. Together we will work towards achieving our priorities for the society including improving equality, diversity and inclusivity within the society, supporting students wellbeing and improving our interaction with alumni.
If you have any queries or ever want a chat, please feel free to message me on Facebook, email or if you see me about, please say hi!
SECRETARY - TOM CAHILL
Hello everyone! I’m Tom (he/him) and I’m so excited to be your LMSS Secretary for 2023/24.
I can safely say that my time in the LMSS has flown by, and I have loved every second. I hope that next year I can continue the amazing work from the previous officers before me.
I am currently intercalating and about to enter 4th year.
I’m really looking forward to working with Ella, Tia and the rest of the committee to make the society fun, inclusive and welcoming to all.
If at any point you have any questions or problems, feel free to message me on Instagram, Facebook or email me.
TREASURER - TIA LUAN DURKIN
Hiii! My name is Tia (she/her) and I am your new LMSS Treasurer 2023/24!!
My role as Treasurer is looking after the society’s finances and helping to organise the events we all love!!
I am currently in 4th year and from Gods Own County, Bradford!!
I can’t wait to work with Ella, Tom and the rest of committee to bring you another year of some amazing events!
Feel free to message me or email me if you ever have any queries!! Xx
ACADEMIC REP - GRACE MAGUIRE
Hiya, I’m Grace (she/her) your LMSS academic rep for this year! I’m currently in 4th year after returning from intercalation.
I’m really excited to organise information evenings on intercalation & get some revision sessions sorted based on the topics you want & all the key high yield content.
Please feel free to message or email me with any suggestions or what you would like covered this year.
ANNUAL BALL REPS - KIERAN BANNER & HARIS SULTAN
Hi everyone! We are Haris (he/him) & Kieran (he/him) and we are excited to be your Annual Ball Reps!
We are both going into our 3rd year and are ready to transport you back to the 1920s for a night of glamour and elegance.
Our theme is The Great Gatsby, and we are exceptionally excited to start planning one of the biggest events of the year!
We are really looking forward to the next year and we hope we can make the event inclusive and enjoyable for everyone. If you’ve got any problems don’t hesitate to drop either one of us a message 🙂
ANNUAL DINNER REP - MADDIE UPHAM
Hi I’m Maddie! (she/her)
I’m excited to come back to 4th year after intercalating in Manchester.
I can’t wait to organise an Annual Dinner that will be great fun for all involved and raises lots of money for my chosen charity of the Pink Ribbon Foundation!
BUSINESS REP - AADITYA GURJER
Hello everyone! My name is Aaditya (he/him), but you can just call me Aadi.
I’m your Business Rep for 2023/24, I’m the person in charge of organising merchandise orders (FLEECES!!) and managing stock in the LMSS store.
I have some really exciting new ideas for LMSS merch!
CHARITY REPS - AIDAN HEGARTY & CONOR FOGARTY
Hello everyone, our names are Conor (he/him) & Aidan (he/him) and we’ll be your charity reps this year!
We’re both in second year and have loved all the LMSS events so far.
This year we’ll be supporting Claire House Children’s Hospice, which helps support terminally ill children and their families in the Wirral. We will also be working with Kind Liverpool, who provide aid to disadvantaged children.
Our goal is to raise as much money as possible throughout the year, in the hopes to give back to the local community that has welcomed us as students.
We’ll be putting together some exciting prizes for the charity raffles, as well as huge events coming up next year to mark in your calendars!
We can’t wait to get started and will see you all soon!
CHARITY DINNER REP - KATIE MURRAY
Hi, I’m Katie (she/her) and I’m currently in my fourth year after intercalating in Pharmacology last year.
This is my first time on committee, and I am really excited to be your new Charity Dinner Rep.
I hope you’ll join me in supporting ‘The Whitechapel Centre’, which is a local housing and homelessness charity, at my ‘Starry Night’ themed dinner!
Expect to see the Devonshire in deep blues and glittering golds, some say it’ll be a work of art… I look forward to seeing you at all the other events next year!
Please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions for me x
GRAND ROUND REPS - LIV HERON & KATIE MAXWELL
Hey, we’re Liv (she/her) & Katie (she/her) and we will be your Grand Round Reps for 2023/24!
We’ve already got some really exciting ideas for one of the best nights of the LMSS calendar!
We can’t wait to put on an amazing show for you all!
We’ll be creating exciting promo videos, prize giveaways, and an action-packed night to remember!
HISTORY & ALUMNI REP - HANNAH BARNES
Hello! My name’s Hannah (she/her), I’m heading into 4th year and I’m so excited to be your new history and alumni rep!
I’ve loved my time being on LMSS committee, and I can’t wait to plan an event for our lovely alumni! I’ll also be looking after the LMSS social archives.
If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to send me a message or email
HOUSE SECS - ANNA SCRIVEN & SCARLETT CLEGG
Hello! We’re Scarlett (she/her) & Anna (she/her) and we are both currently in second year. We are so excited to be your house secs for 2023/24!
We have loved being members of the LMSS and can’t wait to provide you all with scrumptious snacks at LMSS meetings.
Check out @lmss.food and keep your eyes peeled for easy meal inspiration and tasty recipes!
If anyone has any favourite dishes they’d like to share, then we’d also love for you to send them in!
PUBLICATIONS SEC - KARINA GURUNG
Hi everyone! I’m Karina (she/her) and I’m going to be your new Publications Sec!
I’m currently intercalating and will be going into year 4 in 2023/24!
I will be in charge of the freshers’ guide & the Sphincter magazine, so if you have any articles you would like to publish, please send them my way!
SOCIAL SECS - MISH JONES & JESS HARDWICK
Hello! We’re Jess (she/her) & Mish (she/her) and are currently in 2nd year.
We’re really excited to be social secs this year & can’t wait to get involved organising some fun events for you all!
Keep your eyes peeled on Instagram & Facebook for more information about our next social!
SPORTS SEC - DANIEL RILEY
Hello sports fans, my name is Daniel (he/him) and I’m currently in my second year.
Since joining UoL, LMSS sport has been at the centre of my life. I have met so many great people through LMSS sport and made lots of fond memories.
I’m very excited to take on this role and I hope to deliver a great year of LMSS sport to its esteemed members.
WEBMASTER - TOM BLACKHURST
Hey everyone! I’m Tom (he/him) and I’ll be going into my 4th year.
It’s my job to look after the website & social media to keep you all up to date with what’s going on with the LMSS & our events.
Make sure to follow @lmssonline on Instagram & Twitter, as well as joining the Facebook groups to know what’s coming up soon!
Feel free to message through our socials to ask any questions.
WELFARE & DIVERSITY REP - ROS RASHID
Hi I’m Ros (she/her) and I’m the Welfare and Diversity Rep for this year. I’ll be going into 4th year next year after intercalating.
I’m looking forward to working with the Diversity team to continue the great work that’s already been done in making the LMSS a safe and inclusive space for everyone!
I’ll be working with the rest of the diversity team (Zesha, Isaac, and Becca) throughout the year to work more towards making everyone feel as included and represented as possible!
ETHNIC MINORITIES REP - NAVJOT DHANOA
Hey everyone! My name is Navjot (she/her) and I’m the ethnic minorities rep for the LMSS this year!
I’m looking forward to working with the rest of committee and the rest of the Welfare & Diversity team.
I hope to bring new ideas & activites for everyone to get involved in!
LGBTQ+ REP - ISAAC FAZEY-KOVEN
Hi everyone, I’m Isaac (he/him) – your new LGBTQ+ rep for this year, and I’m in my third year!
A little about me, I like to cook, enjoy spending time outdoors, and love to watch foreign language movies.
As part of the Welfare and Diversity team I’ll be working to keep the LMSS a representative and inclusive environment for everyone.
If you ever have any questions on concerns, please feel free to message on Facebook or Instagram, or ask if you see me on campus/ placement 🙂
WOMENS REP - BECCA BOLTON
Hi, I’m Becca (she/her) I’m heading into 4th year next year & I’m very excited to be your next Womens Rep!
As Womens Rep I’m here to help women on the course feel safe & supported whilst at uni. I’m looking forward to playing a role in the welfare & diversity team, welcoming new members to the LMSS.
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com or the welfare team via the Instagram @lmsswelfare if you’ve any concerns or questions!
1st YEAR REPS - JAKE WOODWARD & ROHAN AMBRALE
Hey guys, we’re Rohan (he/him) & Jake (he/him) – thanks for voting for us as your 1st year reps for 2023/34!
We’re super excited for the year to come & the events it’ll entail!
We’re both super friendly & approachable so if you have suggestions for the committee, we’re your voice. We look forward to getting to know you all & representing our year group!
2nd YEAR REPS - POPPY CROSS & LOUISE STEWART
Hi we’re Poppy (she/her) & Louise (she/her) and we’re your 2nd year reps!
We’re so excited to organise grand round for second year & get involved in all of the LMSS events.
We can’t wait to get to know you everyone over the year!
3rd YEAR REPS - HANIA HAQ & MAHA CHAUDHARI
Hi! Hania (she/her) & Maha (she/her) here, we’re honoured to represent 3rd year & we believe we’ll do a smashing job!
We’ve got some fantastic ideas for Midcourse & can’t wait for them to come to fruition. The opportunity to voice your concerns & opinions with regard to wellbeing, academic support & inclusivity mesures within the society is one we’re very grateful for.
And of course, we take great pride in being two friendly faces you can chat to whenever you wish.
We’ve thoroughly enjoyed being members of the society for the last 2 years & all the fantastic experiences we’ve had thus far!
4th YEAR REPS - JESS LONGDEN & TANIKA PANESAR
Hi! We’re Tanika (she/her) & Jess (she/her)! We’re super excited to be your 4th year reps for the LMSS this year.
We have loved going to the events over the years & can’t wait to get involved and plan some of our own!
We especially look forward to grand round & the elective evening!
Hope to see you all there!
5th YEAR REPS - JOY BAKUNDUKIZE & JESSIE LACOURSE
Hi! We’re Jessie (she/her) and Joy (she/her), we’re the 5th year reps for 2023/24!
We’re so excited to plan Grand Round, Grad Ball, and the best yearbook yet!
Hope to see you all at the other LMSS events this year too!