Back in 2010, Michael Harris was still a Genetics with a Modern Language student at the University of Manchester and was about to step out of his comfort zone for a year and move abroad. With Japanese being the modern language he was studying alongside Genetics, there was only one place he was going to … More My placement year in Japan
For medical students, the opportunity to inercalate after their third year is one that comes at a perfect time. The stresses of being a medical student can’t be downplayed and the chance to branch out and learn about something completely new is something that often refreshes the mind before the final years of a hefty … More Genomics: A sound option for intercalating medics AND part time students.
Second year Genetics Student, Kali Ravel, has undoubtedly thrown herself in to being a student at Manchester. Whether she’s attending her regular 11-5 lab sessions, undertaking work as a Student Ambassador or simply baking biscuits, it seems that she’s always on the go. Where some students like to squeeze in as much down time as … More A week in the life of a 2nd year Genetics Student
Like many students, Tori Blakeman found herself in a bit of a predicament when it came to choosing a career path. Initially choosing to study Biomedical Sciences, Tori then chose to specialise in Neuroscience at the start of her second year. Throughout her studies she became more and more aware that her strengths lied in writing, … More Arts and Sciences DO go together
Ellie Welch’s placement took her from the buzzing city of Manchester to a quiet village in Oxfordshire and then on to the coffee loving city of Portland in the USA. An unusual trio of places to bunch together, however, one that perhaps sums up the potential that science communications has to take you all over the … More How I ended up in the USA during my science communications placement year!
Jennifer Thomson, Bsc Zoology with Industrial Experience student, is coming towards the end of her placement year in South Africa. Its involved tough working hours, 45 degree heat, and little contact with friends and family back home. On the face of it, Jennifer’s’ placement sounds like an ordeal, however, it’s quite the opposite – she’s dreading coming home! … More Zoology placement South Africa: my year on (what looks like!) Mars
Joseph Moughan isn’t one for cliches. He doesn’t believe that he was ‘born to be a scientist’ nor does he think he will die one. He has a passion and he’s following it, it’s as simple as that. However, that passion has taken him through a undergraduate degree in Plant Science with Industrial experience at … More Q and A with Plant Science with Industrial Experience graduate, Joseph Moughan