|2 May 2023
|Life After Hymers
Sara Bhandari studied at Hymers College between 2009 and 2016. After she left Hymers, she took a gap year and spent six months working a ski season in the French Alps. Afterwards, she then spent time in India with her family she has there, before coming back to start university.
She is due to graduate as a doctor in July, with MBChB, BSC.hons from University of Edinburgh and she will be staying in Edinburgh for the next two years to complete her foundation training here.
While at Edinburgh Medical School, Sara recently took place in the competition, The Medics' Reveal, which is a charity dance show to raise money in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. This year, the competition raised an amazing £33,300. It is now in its 9th year and was set up years ago by a medical student at Edinburgh university, whose sibling was diagnosed with cancer in their teenage years. It is now organised and produced by medical students at the University of Edinburgh, with the medics participating in the dance show for one night only each year! They also raise as much money as possible throughout the year with bake sales, fun sports days etc. Each year a huge amount of work goes into making it bigger and better, and the total raised since it first started is over £135 000.
I have had the pleasure of being part of the production since my second year of medical school. I have been a dance choreographer each year since for the show since then and in 2022, I was Head of Choreography.
Sara loved her time at Hymers College.
Dr Bennett was my favourite teacher. I had the pleasure of being in her class for many years during my time at Hymers. She made maths fun to learn!
I played the flute and piano in school and was part of wind band and orchestra. I wasn’t actually very into drama at school but I enjoyed drama lessons in the lower years. I enjoyed a lot of extra curriculars at school including: Hockey, captain of tennis 1st team, netball, and I was part of Fair Trade club for a while.
I am still in touch with a few people from Hymers. Hannah Cammish (OH 2012-16) and I have stayed in touch and remained good friends after school and meet up when we get the chance! She is living in Reading and working for PWC, after graduating from Birmingham University in 2021.
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