Susan Standring Emeritus Professor of Anatomy, King’s College London
Editor-in-Chief, Gray’s Anatomy
"The National Neuroanatomy Competition offers students, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, a great opportunity to explore their knowledge of neuroanatomy, meet other ‘neuro’ enthusiasts and hear stimulating lectures, all packed into one busy day. I attended NUNC in March 2015 and I had a tremendous time. My high spots of the day included the opportunity to examine a collection of excellent brain dissections used in the spotter test, many of them prepared by members of the organising committee, and taking a tour of the 3D anatomy of the choroidal fissure in an inspiring lecture in the afternoon.
I am delighted to lend my full support to this very well organised competition and hope that it continues for years to come."
Professor Sir Graham Teasdale
Co-inventor of the Glasgow Coma Scale
"The event was very well organised, the material was very well presented and the questions clearly able to test the limits of anyone's knowledge of neuroanatomy! It was especially pleasing to see that so many students are motivated to fill the gap that has been left by current approaches to undergraduate education. I'm sure their efforts in preparing for the competition will be rewarded in their future careers - irrespective of their place in the rankings. Well done to everyone who contributed to the occasion.
It was my great pleasure to be a guest at the 2014 National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition."
"The 2016 National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition was undoubtedly the best medical student organised academic event that I have had the pleasure to attend.
The enthusiasm of the student and junior doctor organisers set the tone for the event, which was enjoyed by almost 100 competitors, who achieved a very high standard. I was especially pleased to see the extremely high quality and informative dissections prepared by the organisers for used in the 'spotter' part of the competition."
"The neuroanatomy competition is a unique and inspiring event for the doctors of tomorrow.
There are over 1 billion sufferers of neurological disease world-wide, with no efficient cures. In order to design effective therapeutic strategies, medics must understand the exact mechanisms of disease and the identification of the anatomical characteristics of the structures affected. Working on carefully dissected human brains and state of the art sections of human brains is a privilege for medical education and the University of Southampton is at the forefront of such practice. In my role of clinical neuroanatomy research group leader and member of the British Neuropathological Academic Committee, I am immensely proud of the exciting, innovative opportunity for medical students hosted by the University of Southampton and led by students, junior doctors and faculty staff."