Bits & pieces
New chair for MSC: Jennie Ciechan from Edinburgh University has been voted in as the new chairperson of the BMA's medical students committee. She started her new term this month.
Independent/NUS student media awards: The third annual NUS student media awards took place at the end of October. For the first time they were run in association with the Independent. The award for best student magazine of 2001 went to Impact of Nottingham University, now under the editorship of Siân Knight, a former editor of Student BMJ. Go to www.independent.co.uk for a full list of winners.
New GMC president: Professor Graeme Catto, vice principal and dean of Guy's, King's, and St Thomas's Hospitals Medical and Dental School at King's College, London, has been elected as the new president of the General Medical Council. He will start office on 1 February 2002.
Electives in Calcutta: Calcutta Ahead, a charity working on