The Ron Grimley Undergraduate Centre is a clinical teaching academy based at Russells Hall Hospital.

We first opened our doors to medical students in 2005. Since then we have continued to develop a framework to deliver a high standard of medical education. Our superb learning facilities in a modern, purpose-built education centre offers students both formal and informal learning opportunities.


The RGUC Connect app allows University of Birmingham medical students to stay up-to-date at all times during their hospital placements at the Dudley Group. Lectures, ward-based teaching and seminars are all clearly scheduled.

The password to install the app is available from RGUC administrative team.

  • Compatible with Apple and Android mobile devices
  • Features teaching timetables for years three, four and five
  • Semester timetable is viewable by month, week or day
  • Teaching sessions are identified by title, educator, and start / end time
  • Timetables are regularly updated by the RGUC administrative team

Technical support is available via

4 days ago
We'd like to extend a very warm welcome to Madeleine, Nowfal, Ganesh, Atif, Oliver, Sophie, Bethan and Vaibhavi - our new clinical teaching fellows who have joined us this week. We look forward to working with you all during the next 12 months. #MedEd #education @unibirm_MDS RGUC photo
3 weeks ago
We would like to say thanks and wish all the best to our teaching fellows moving on to new posts in August. Namely @CaitlinHelenM @SarahShammout and Jess, who have been with us for the last 12 months. and Hannah who is taking up a new opportunity at Sandwell after 4 years. RGUC photo
3 months ago
Delivering a presentation via MS Teams to the head of medical schools online meeting this afternoon, @atiq15 gave an update on our delivery of interprofessional education, as well as an overview on allowing fifth year medical students to support @DudleyGroupNHS as HCAs. RGUC photo
3 months ago
On #InternationalNursesDay, the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, we #SupportNursesAndMidwives by celebrating their bravery, kindness & passion for healthcare. Join us in shining a light from your window tonight at 8pm to show your appreciation. RGUC photo
3 months ago
Today, we said a very happy retirement to Barbara White who, after an incredible 24 years of service, is stepping down from her role as our Medical Education Manager to spend more time with her family. Thank you, Barbara, for your support and leadership over the years. RGUC photo
4 months ago
We'd like to take an opportunity to acknowledge the numerous @unibirm_MDS medical students who are currently volunteering at @DudleyGroupNHS to support staff during the current pandemic. Students have been getting involved in portering, deliveries to/from pharmacy / labs and...

What's New

Tomorrow's Clinicians is a digital learning resource designed to enhance your understanding of clinical skills procedures. It allows you to consolidate your knowledge of common procedures performed in a healthcare setting, provides a visual insight, and can be used in conjunction with local guidance.

For more information, visit the Tomorrow's Clinicians website >>

RGUC Newsletters

Keep in touch with our latest RGUC newsletters. Check out one of our previous editions for more information.

RGUC Newsletter - December 2019 >>

RGUC Newsletter - September 2019 >>
RGUC Newsletter - February 2019 >>
RGUC Newsletter - November 2018 >>
RGUC Newsletter - August 2018 >>

Digital Feedback Forms

Our digital feedback form system helps students to easily provide feedback regarding the teaching they receive. Feedback data is collated by undergraduate coordinators, who then issue feedback results to academy tutors and teachers. The forms can be accessed via the links below, or students can scan the QR codes using their mobile device. QR codes are pinned to the wall in all our seminar rooms.

Click here to access the digital feedback forms

Feedback Form QR Codes
Download your teaching feedback QR code
Download the clinical skills feedback QR code

QR Readers
Download a QR reader from iTunes App Store here
Download a QR reader from Play Store here

Head of the Academy

Mr Atiq Rehman was appointed as head of teaching academy in 2010 following his initial appointment as Clinical Sub Dean for Russells Hall Hospital, and worked as Ron Grimley’s junior at various stages of his career. He also acts as director of medical education for the Dudley Group.

Like his predecessor, he has also worked tirelessly to deliver high quality undergraduate education.

Our Students

We normally host around 120 medical students at any one time. The majority of these are clinical placements in third, fourth and fifth year. We also support second year students on their “Hospital Preparation course”.

Although not based at the undergraduate centre, the Trust also has a number of students from other disciplines and medical schools. We use a wide variety of teaching methods, including traditional lectures, seminars, study days, bedside teaching and simulation sessions.

Our Mission

We aim to deliver technology-enhanced, innovative, high quality, medical education which is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

  • Provide a positive and safe educational environment for learning.
  • Equip the generation of future doctors with knowledge and skills to meet the ever increasing patient expectation.
  • Provide training placements that are safe and educationally reliable.
  • Nurture and encourage the development of our medical students into the future medical workforce, who are professionally and emotionally competent.

About Us

We first opened to medical students in August 2005. In March 2006, the centre was officially opened by Dean of The University of Birmingham medical school, Professor William Doe.

The centre is named in honour of the late Ron Grimley as a tribute to his work and commitment to medical education. As one of the regional centres for the University of Birmingham medical school, we also host third, fourth and fifth year OSCE exams.

"Some of the best teaching I've ever had on placements. Felt well supported and always welcome. All staff were friendly and approachable. Look forward to returning at some point in the future."

5th year medical student


01384 456111 ext 1211


Monday - Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm


Undergraduate Centre,
2nd Floor North Wing,
Russells Hall Hospital,
Pensnett Road,
West Midlands