President candidate


Harry Cross

My name is Harry Cross but some of you may know me as just Harry.

I have really enjoyed my time on the MedSoc committee over the last 3 years. I have learnt from both the successes and mistakes of the previous committees and also what qualities are necessary to lead one well. Having previously occupied a variety of the roles, I feel I have the foundation from which to guide members within the committee but also understand the importance of encouraging them to grow into and personalise their roles. Being Social Sec last year gave me experience communicating with sometimes challenging individuals (mainly Fraser), coordinating large groups of people and on a personal level, improving my time management ability. I built on these skills during the last 8 months as third year rep, and I feel like these would be essential for the presidential role.


I hope to foster a culture of working together and supporting each other, building on the work of the previous presidents; both with the student body and within the committee. Particular highlights of previous presidents’ efforts over the last couple of years include creating stronger ties with the medical school, which have resulted in better support for MedSport and more funding for societies. Also, improving transparency within the society as a whole and maintaining a level of impartiality when faced with difficult decisions has been developed in recent years - particularly when it comes to fair conference funding. All of which I would maintain and hope to build on.


My main aim for the year would be to increase student involvement and integration within BSMS. I would like to make MedSoc about opportunity and possibility for everyone.


It would be good to see you at Hustings, but if not, I hope I have convinced you over the last few years of my dedication, reliability and enthusiasm to vote for me as your MedSoc President 2017/2018.





BSMS MedSoc is the Medical Society of Brighton and Sussex Medical School.

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