Lifebox-Students for Global Health University Reps

Launched in 2016, our Lifebox-Students for Global Health University Representatives programme (formerly know as the Lifebox-Medsin Rep Scheme) is the place to get your global surgery career started.

It’s an exciting opportunity for UK-based medical students, or students from other disciplines with a passion for global health, to develop their professional experience and leadership – while raising awareness of this critical, emerging field.


Join the Lifebox-Students for Global Health programme and we’ll help you to raise your voice in advocacy, expertise, and peer education. And you’ll help us to raise vital funds supporting Lifebox, as we provide essential equipment and training to healthcare workers around the world.

With 24 reps at 16 universities across the UK, our Lifebox-Students for Global University Representatives programme is going from strength to strength. Meet some of our class of 2016/17 below, and find out what they’ve been up to this year.

Hannah Thomas,  University of St Andrews

“This programme engages youth
and young adults with complex surgical issues.”

  Simon Erridge, Imperial College London

“I have always had a passion for surgery and
global health… Lifebox-Students for Global Health
provided me with the opportunity to marry the two.”

   Abby Sureshkumar, Warwick Medical School

“Being a Rep allows me to work alongside enthusiastic,
like-minded individuals to advocate for the fair
global health system that we believe in.”

Muhesh Taheem, Imperial College London 

“My interest in global surgery culminates from a combination
of a passion for the art of surgery, and the practical transfer
of skills where they are most needed.”

Felicity Lock, Cardiff University 

“There is little known about global surgery at my medical
school, but there is a small group of us who are really passionate
about changing this and making it a more widely recognised.”

Hannah Raval, University of Manchester 

“I am pleased to be a part of the Lifebox-Students for Global Health
programme, to advocate for and educate others on the impact of unsafe surgery.”

If you’re interested in advocacy, research opportunities and making a direct difference to hospitals in more than 100 countries around the world, email for more information.