For followers of the FBMH Student blog, the name Tahmeena Amin will be very familiar to you. The first year medical student has already provided us with an insight in to what a medicine offer holder day is like at Manchester whilst she has also filled us in on her first GP placement as a … More A week in the life of a medic. Monday – Wednesday
Second year Biomedical Sciences student, Lauren Goodfellow, is walking evidence of the flexibility that the University of Manchester offers its students. She started her University experience on a foundation year after only electing to study one science based subject at A-Level. Upon competition of her foundation year she went on to study Genetics before deciding … More How my foundation year set me up perfectly for my time at Manchester
Intercalating Medical Student, George Altman, is currently enjoying a year away from medicine studying Healthcare, Ethics and Law. However, last year, George was right in the thick of it on placement at Salford Royal Hospital. To George, practical work is far more beneficial than theory work so the opportunity to go on a year long placement … More My Clinical Placement Year at Salford Royal Hospital
Intercalation is an opportunity available to all medical students at the University of Manchester. The idea behind it is to take a year out of your medical studies to obtain a degree in another academic area in the hope that you’ll come back to your medical degree both refreshed and powered with greater knowledge. A … More Intercalation appreciation
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!