EXSEL at Leeds

Scholar profiles

Precious Jolugbo - Year 3 MBChB 

Precious - EXSEL student

EXSEL has provided me with a space to discuss anything and everything research. The community fostered among the scholars constantly inspires and directs me on how to build my academic portfolio. As an aspiring academic surgeon, EXSEL has enabled me to network within a vast area of medical specialties that I would not have been able to otherwise. If you are at all interested in research, EXSEL is the place for you! 

Precious Jolugbo


Penny Sucharitkul - Intercalating MRes Student 

Penny - EXSEL student

I am interested in vascular pathology and surgery, EXSEL has helped me to network and pursue my research interests. I have been able to present my work internationally and win national awards.  Every month I am motivated by the EXSEL community who share ideas and provide support all the way through medical school and beyond.

Penny Sucharitkul



James Manning - Year 5 MBChB 

James - EXSEL student

EXSEL has undoubtedly been one of the most valuable parts of my time at medical school.   From the beginning, EXSEL teaches you how to develop your portfolio and supports you to engage with your interests, whatever they may be. There are ample opportunities to find supervisors and get involved in research, and competitive funding available if you wish to travel to an international centre of excellence to complete a project overseas (LEAD and GRACE award). I would thoroughly recommend applying to EXSEL for anyone who has an interest in academic medicine.

James Manning