How to balance a busy personal life with studying a Social Work MA

Balancing student life with a busy personal schedule can be hard. It was even harder for Karen Hill, with added challenges such as long commutes and cats that just want to sit on her laptop!  Life as an MA Social Work student is busy. I get up at 6.30am to give me time to come … More How to balance a busy personal life with studying a Social Work MA

Master’s? PhD? No, I returned to The University of Manchester to TEACH

For many students, the idea of returning to university to study a master’s after completing their undergraduate degree 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 believes … More Master’s? PhD? No, I returned to The University of Manchester to TEACH

“What about being a doctor?” The question that changed a 13-year-old’s life

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

Would I do it all again? I think the short answer is yes!

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!

Contributing to your community is vital – I found out the hard way

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

The rewarding road to becoming a teacher

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. His excellent work there has presented … More The rewarding road to becoming a teacher

It’s never too late to change your mind

Like many students, Preeyah Purang picked her university degree based on what she enjoyed most at school. That course was Biology. However, she soon realised that perhaps Biology provided too much variety and not enough specialist knowledge. This is where Neuroscience came in and the rest, as they say, is history… As the self-proclaimed “Most Indecisive … More It’s never too late to change your mind