2011 Trip Report

In October 2011, ten Swansea medical students visited the Gambia for two weeks as part of their accredited clinical apprenticeship. This was a move away from the very successful informal student exchange to a more formalized arrangement, with… Read More

A warm welcome to our Gambian friends 2010

On the 2nd March, Ousman, Abdullahi and Emeka flew into Gatwick Airport for their 10 day stay in Swansea as the latest student exchange contingent. They are being hosted by the Student Committee, and are staying in Singleton… Read More

2009 Trip Report

This summer, five of our Swansea medical students are packing their bags for Africa! The students will be spread across two main projects and are being joined by a trainee pathologist from Wales. Each year, various exchange placements… Read More

2008 Trip Report

On Monday 8th December 2008 a certain band of Swansea 2nd Year Medical students flew out to the Gambia for 2 weeks. You can read all about their trip on their blog, and look at their photos. In… Read More

African students’ Swansea assignment

Medical students from The Gambia who have spent study time in Swansea as part of a new link-up will be sharing their experiences of healthcare in the city at a special event this Thursday (20th November). The first… Read More

Twitching at 5am

By Paul Griffiths  The team departed bleary eyed and bloodshot at an early hour, for a canoe trip through the mangrove swamps with local bird guides and managed to clock 3 species of king fisher and an assortment… Read More

It’s a small world!

This week a team of eight of the Swansea-Gambia Link group from Swansea are visiting The Gambia and the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital to meet our Gambian counterparts and develop a Memorandum of Understanding, achievable aims for the… Read More

Welcome to The Gambian students 2007

Two medical students from The Gambia, Gibril Ndow and Joquina Chiquita Jones, spent the past two weeks in Swansea with graduate entry medical students at Swansea University. “First hand experience really sticks. It’s the first time I’ve had… Read More