16 Sep 2017 09:30 MSF UK

New Committees Training Day – for Friends of MSF student groups

The most important date in the FoMSF calendar!

An essential day to equip new committees with all the skills and info you need for a successful year of campaigning, fundraising and raising awareness of the work of MSF.

Even if you are not new to MSF you will find it packed full of useful info, networking and inspiration.

Who's invited?

All official Friends Committee members for the year 2017-18 are welcome, and we would like to see representatives from each university there.

Date: Saturday 16 September 2017

Location: MSF UK Head Office, Lower Ground Floor, Chancery Exchange, 10 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1AB

Timing: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Objectives of the day

  • Meet other groups and learn more about the work of MSF
  • Discuss and brainstorm your plans for the year ahead
  • Share ideas and arrange collaborations with other Friends groups  
  • Find out more about the support available from head office
  • Hear a talk from an MSF field worker
  • Information on careers, Missing Maps and other campaigns

Agenda (subject to change)

9.30am Registration and coffee 

9.45am - 10.30am Opening address, introductions and icebreaker 

10.30am - 11.15am ‘My first mission with MSF’; Dr Komal Gill and Johanna Lonn, an MSF Nurse

11.15am - 11.30am Mid-morning break
11.30am - 12.15pm Intro to MSF and understanding FoMSF Support; Pam O’Brien, Public Engagement Manager
12.15pm - 1.00pm The Missing Maps project and how to host a mapathon; Sarah Wise, MM volunteer
1.00pm - 1.45pm Lunch  
1.45pm - 3.00pm  'Getting Savvy with Social’ - social media workshop; Kathryn Dalziel, MSF Social Media Officer
3.00pm - 4.30pm FoMSF brainstorm sessions
4.30pm - 4.45pm Afternoon break
4.45pm - 5.25pm Working for MSF; Your Questions Answered; Kate Gatward, MSF HR Officer
5.25pm - 5.30pm Closing housekeeping – checking of travel docs, completing feedback forms, etc 
5.30pm Close and post-event drink in office!

Travel costs

We can also help with travel expenses (get in touch for more details via friends@london.msf.org).

In order to be eligible for a refund you need to bring all your travel docs/receipts on the day and give us your bank details. We will then refund the money to your bank account after the event.

Register to join the waiting list

Registration for this event has now closed. To join our waiting list, please register below. You will be contacted if a place becomes available. 


10 Furnival Street

London, EC4A 1AB

United Kingdom