My pre-reg year experience as an international Pharmacy graduate

Andrew Lai is a Pharmacy graduate from the University of Manchester. Originally from Malaysia, Andrew made the journey over to Manchester purely for his studies and is still yet to return. Below, Andrew reflects on his experiences in Manchester and gives us an insight into what life is like for a Pharmacy graduate in their … More My pre-reg year experience as an international Pharmacy graduate

How a foundation year set me up to succeed in pharmacy

One thing that makes The University of Manchester so great is the flexibility that it offers its students. There isn’t one rigid way to obtain your degree with some courses offering years abroad, others offering intercalation years and some offering foundation years. Nelam Akhtar is a second year Pharmacy student who made use of the … More How a foundation year set me up to succeed in pharmacy

Placement Perspectives: ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…’

In a new series of blogs entitled, ‘Placement Perspectives’, we take a look at how some of our Bioscience students who have elected to do a year of industrial/professional experience are getting on. We got in touch with Lydia Grimshaw, who is now in the third year of her BSc in Zoology, to see how she’s been enjoying her chosen … More Placement Perspectives: ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…’

Holistic without hand-holding: a well-rounded approach to Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry

Dr Alexandra Davies is an Aesthetic and Restorative Dentist currently practising in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. She graduated from Pécs University, Hungary in 2013 and has since attended Tipton Training courses in Restorative and Operative Dentistry, become an Invisalign Go Provider and qualified in Facial Aesthetics. Now in the last year of her MSc in Aesthetic and … More Holistic without hand-holding: a well-rounded approach to Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry

Chronically Persistent: Surviving Postgraduate Study with a Chronic Illness

It is estimated that roughly 7% of 18-23-year-olds are currently living with a chronic illness. Msc Neuroscience student, Jasmine Belfiore, falls into that 7% as a sufferer of Lupus but she’s determined not to let it deter her from succeeding in her master’s. Here, Jasmine provides some words of advice for anyone else who finds themselves in … More Chronically Persistent: Surviving Postgraduate Study with a Chronic Illness

Placement Perspectives: My year in an Indonesian wildlife centre

The prospect of a year in industry is something that is often a deal-breaker when it comes to course selection for prospective students. Claudia Dyer is a third year student on our Biology with Industrial Experience course and she’s currently halfway through her placement. Whilst some students decide to stay in the UK, Claudia opted … More Placement Perspectives: My year in an Indonesian wildlife centre

Tips for postgraduate students at a new university

Many students choose to move to a different university for postgraduate study. This can be for a variety of reasons ranging from wanting to study at a university with a higher ranking, to simply wanting to discover a new place. Whatever the reason, there are both positives and negatives to starting again somewhere new. MSc … More Tips for postgraduate students at a new university