Nottingham Committee

Rohan Bassi- Senior Teaching Coordinator

Hello! I am Rohan and currently in my final year studying Medicine at Nottingham. Outside of studies I am an avid tennis and squash player, but recently have been getting into climbing too! The Phoenix Project is something I was very keen to get involved in from the start; over the years at medical school I have witnessed just how much healthcare professionals from abroad contribute to the UK NHS system. Being able to help displaced doctors pass key exams and develop their professional English, is what I really admire about The Phoenix Project. Teaching is another one of my interests which I really enjoy. I always feel I am making a positive difference to another individual’s professional career whenever I am involved.

Anna Marfin- Senior Teaching Coordinator

My name is Anna and I am a final year medical student at the University of Nottingham. I was very keen to get involved in The Phoenix Project to have an opportunity to help displaced people overcome some of the barriers to re-joining their medical careers. It must be incredibly difficult to rebuild your life in a new country, and so it is extremely rewarding to be able play at least a small part in helping our participants with this process. I really enjoy teaching and the work we do, and this project has given me the unique opportunity to get to know people from a wide range of backgrounds and with different experiences which I have learnt a lot from. It has been great to see The Phoenix Project expand and I am excited to see where we go over the next year! 


Arvinjot Uppal- Senior Teaching Coordinator

Hi, my name is Arvin and I am a final year medical student at the University of Nottingham! My desire to get involved with The Phoenix Project stems from the fact that my parents both moved to this country when I was very young, and from their experiences, I can understand some of the difficulties faced when adapting to a completely new environment.

It gives me a great deal of pride that I am able to aid medical professionals in their journey to being able to practice in the UK. This is not only through helping our participants become more fluent and confident in communicating in English with a view to passing their professional exams, but also by providing my own insights on nuances in the NHS that I have picked up during my time in medical school and on clinical placement up to this point.

Alice Worrall- Outreach Coordinator

I’m Alice and I’m a 4th year Medical student at the University of Nottingham. I wanted to become involved in TPP because I am passionate about refugee rights and I love the work that TPP does to help displaced medics to practice in the UK. It is a unique organisation and the work we do is sustainable, giving displaced medics support and tools to help them have stable and successful careers as doctors in the NHS, which is always in need of more doctors. I enjoy meeting the clients and helping them with exam scenarios – it is a very rewarding experience to be part of.

Tash Smyth- Fundraising Coordinator

Hi there, I’m Tash and I am the Fundraising Coordinator for The Phoenix Project this year. As we rely on external funds to run our sessions, it’s really important that we can source this regularly throughout the year and so I am excited to take on this new position. The work that The Phoenix Project does is so important and we are expanding quickly so I am really excited for this year to continue the incredible work that the committee have put in so far.