My first OSCE experience

Budding medic Tahmeena Amin is on the verge of finishing her first year at Manchester’s medical school after completing her objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). Here, she explains how nerve-racking she found the experience, but also why she believes it will stand her in good stead next time around… I’ve just come out of the … More My first OSCE experience

How the Manchester Access Programme helped me into university and beyond

University education should be available to people from all walks of life; however, unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way. With the financial strain that university can put people under and the misconception that it’s only for the higher classes in society, many individuals are put off. Thankfully, the Manchester Access Programme (MAP) helps … More How the Manchester Access Programme helped me into university and beyond

Using my time as a student to tackle worldwide problems

“Take us for the wrong thing, that’s dangerous to do. When you really need us, we could stop working for you” is how the antibiotic resistance advert goes, but perhaps the dancing pills don’t quite emphasise just how serious reckless antibiotic use is. Up step medical student, Clarissa Hemmingsen, who has a supreme knowledge base … More Using my time as a student to tackle worldwide problems

There is no such thing as too much experience

It goes without saying that going to university and obtaining a degree enhances your career prospects for once you enter the ‘real world’ after graduation. However, a degree alone isn’t always enough. Gaining work experience through placements is vital as the practical skills you pick up are invaluable. Psychology graduate Lauren Waterhouse is a great example … More There is no such thing as too much experience