Balancing student life with a busy personal schedule can be hard, even harder for Karen Hill, with added challenges such as long commutes and cats that just want to sit on your laptop! Life as an MA Social Work Student is busy, I get up at 6.30am to give me time to come round before … More How to balance a busy personal life with studying an MA in Social Work
For many students the idea of returning back to University to study a master’s after completing their undergraduate degrees is a no-brainer. For some, returning again to do a PhD is also tempting. But, what about returning to become a lecturer? Well, that’s exactly what 1998 graduate, Karen Heggs, has done and it’s something she … More Master’s? PhD? No, I returned to the University of Manchester to TEACH
So, after more than half a decade of studying medicine, the learning stops after you graduate, right? Wrong. University of Manchester Medicine graduate, Emma Pilmott, hasn’t stopped adding strings to her bow since becoming a fully qualified doctor and should be an inspiration to all budding medics. Here, she talks us through her journey since … More “What about being a doctor?” The question that changed a 13 year old’s life
Childline has been around for 32 years now and has helped millions and millions of children in that period. But, what’s it like to work for them? University of Manchester Social Work student, Simmy, used to work as Helpline Counsellor for the charity and here she tells us how her experiences there pushed her in … More Getting the most out of my MA in Social Work
For Craig Jack, the learning never stops… even after graduating from dental school. Craig chose The University of Manchester to study Dentistry due to a good open day and interview experience, along with falling in love with the vibrant city. It’s fair to say it certainly lived up to his expectations! Find out why below. … More Would I do it all again? I think the short answer is yes!
Jackie Caine, has used the Zoology degree she gained at the University of Manchester to work within many aspects of wildlife conservation, combining lab and field experience within the UK and Africa, Jackie is now helping tackle wildlife conservation on a global scale. I graduated from Manchester way back in 2006 with my Zoology degree and a vague … More Navigating a career in conservation
Midwifery graduate, Victoria Arthur, always knew she wanted to work in healthcare but was undecided in what area. Here, she talks us through her route into Midwifery, studying at The University of Manchester, and how she has recently specialised in Fetal Medicine at St Mary’s Hopspital. When I was younger I always knew I wanted … More My route into Midwifery
Ana Castillo is an extremely proud Mexican. Before moving to Manchester to study an Msc in Genomic Medicine she volunteered at an organisation which supported young children from her home country who had been diagnosed with cancer. Then, upon finishing her postgraduate studies at Manchester, she instantly returned to Mexico to help pick up the … More Contributing to your community is vital. I found out the hard way.
Interested in teaching? Look no further. Steve Simkin graduated from the University of Manchester in 2016 after studying Biochemistry with Industrial Experience. Since then, through TeachFirst, Steve has become a fully qualified teacher and has found himself working with, helping and teaching underprivileged kids at a notoriously poor school. Sure, it might not sound too … More The rewarding road to becoming a teacher
Like many students, Preeyah Purang picked her university degree based on what she enjoyed most at school. It’s a reasonable decision, pick what you’re good at and you can’t go wrong, right? In Preeyah’s case, that course was Biology, however she soon realised that perhaps Biology provided too much variety and not enough specialist knowledge. … More It’s never too late to change your mind