Moving away from Bangladesh to study an MSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise at Manchester

Nusrat Rouf is a Bangladesh national and had lived in Dhaka all her life before moving to Manchester to complete a master’s in Biotechnology and Enterprise. Her motivation to travel to a whole new continent was to try and gain the expertise required to help improve healthcare back home. Now after graduating, find out if … More Moving away from Bangladesh to study an MSc in Biotechnology and Enterprise at Manchester

Securing employment as a Teacher of the Deaf while still in training

In a 2018 survey conducted by the Higher Education Statistics Agency, it was revealed that 93.6% of University of Manchester graduates go straight into full time employment or further study.  However, some of our students manage to find graduate level jobs while still studying. One person who can say this is PGDip Deaf Education student, … More Securing employment as a Teacher of the Deaf while still in training

What to expect from a master’s in Clinical Biochemistry

MSc Clinical Biochemistry graduate, Emily Goodall, is currently completing a PhD at the University of Manchester where she is looking at the cellular mechanisms that are involved in regulating cell migration. Just like many students, this wasn’t her plan when she started her undergraduate or postgraduate degrees but her experiences while studying made her realise … More What to expect from a master’s in Clinical Biochemistry

The Making a Difference Awards: Medics in Primary Schools

Fifth year Medical student, Sylvia Osahan, was one of many students from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health who were recognised at the latest Making a Difference (MAD) Awards. Sylvia was highly commended for ‘outstanding contribution to widening participation’ thanks to her involvement in the Medics in Primary Schools (MiPS) society. Below, Sylvia discusses … More The Making a Difference Awards: Medics in Primary Schools

Returning to Manchester to explore my research interests

Josh Devlin is a graduate from the two year MA Social Work programme which helps students to become social workers through placements and highly effective teaching. For the past three years, Josh has worked as a Social Worker for Trafford Council in a children’s locality team. However, this September he is set to return to … More Returning to Manchester to explore my research interests

How I went from being a food allergy sufferer to researching food allergy at Manchester

Suffering with intense food allergies growing up can be difficult. You are often left wondering why you are different to the majority of other people when it comes to lunch time snacks and evening meals. Final year MSci Genetics student, Ayah Wafi, had these experiences growing up and became curious as to why she had … More How I went from being a food allergy sufferer to researching food allergy at Manchester

COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

The final year of your degree is meant to culminate in celebration and reward but before all that comes deadlines, placements and hard work. This year, another hurdle has presented itself that our students must overcome. Below, final year Optometry student, Hajra Sattar discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on her final … More COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

When Covid-19 first became worldwide news, Yemi Giwa was on placement just like thousands of other second year student nurses across the country. With the disease spreading like wildfire, that particular placement was cancelled and all teaching was taken online. Then a new opportunity presented itself. One that would require her to support the NHS … More COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward