Be open to change – not everything is set in stone

The majority of people who go to university have some sort of idea of what job they want at the end of it. These people might have dreamed about a certain career since they were very young or they might have only just figured it out. Either way, university is supposed to help aspirational individuals … More Be open to change – not everything is set in stone

Never turn down an opportunity to study abroad

Despite travelling overseas and in to two different continents as part of his medical elective, Prakhar Srivastava just couldn’t turn down another opportunity to sample medicine in a foreign country. Sandwiched in between his trips to Australia and the USA, Prakhar ventured to the University of Valencia for a six day residential course. Find out … More Never turn down an opportunity to study abroad

My medical elective: Part 2 – Maine, USA

The medical elective. It’s been around in British medical curricula since the 1970s and has been a great source of adventure for many a medical student. Whilst the GMC do not have specific criteria for what must be accomplished during a medical elective, students can pursue anything from clinical placements to volunteering, with many choosing … More My medical elective: Part 2 – Maine, USA

The Physician Associate will see you now… The what?

Not many people get two stabs at being a student and to some people the thought of putting yourself through two degrees isn’t an appealing one. However, for Thomas Fathers, the opportunity to become a medical professional was one too good to turn down. Thomas has recently graduated from the PGDip Physician Associate Studies course … More The Physician Associate will see you now… The what?

Why graduation didn’t call time on my Manchester journey

Upon completing his Optometry master’s in 2016, Joseph Ong probably didn’t expect to still be at the University of Manchester two years later working as a Research Optometrist. However, it just so happened that certain opportunities arose and he took them with both hands. As he prepares to leave his position at the University to … More Why graduation didn’t call time on my Manchester journey