COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

The final year of your degree is meant to culminate in celebration and reward but before all that comes deadlines, placements and hard work. This year, another hurdle has presented itself that our students must overcome. Below, final year Optometry student, Hajra Sattar discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on her final … More COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

When Covid-19 first became worldwide news, Yemi Giwa was on placement just like thousands of other second year student nurses across the country. With the disease spreading like wildfire, that particular placement was cancelled and all teaching was taken online. Then a new opportunity presented itself. One that would require her to support the NHS … More COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

The Making a Difference Awards: The Manchester First Language Community Project

In May 2020, The University of Manchester hosted its annual Making a Difference Awards where numerous members of staff and students from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health were recognised for their work and its impact on society. Fifth year dentistry student Sophie Pathmanathan was highly commended at the event for her work with … More The Making a Difference Awards: The Manchester First Language Community Project

The Making a Difference Awards: The Black Pharmacists Collective

The Black Pharmacists Collective (BPC) is a group of six Black pharmacy students at The University of Manchester who are working hard to close the enrolment and attainment gaps between White and Black students. Unekwuojo Agada, Tsariye Doro, Kundai Gomwe, Joel Boateng, Marianna Aturia and Priscilla Dumenu have all recently finished their third years at … More The Making a Difference Awards: The Black Pharmacists Collective

COVID-19: Volunteering in pathology during the pandemic

First year Biomedical Sciences student, Poppy Osman, is one of many volunteers who have helped the NHS immeasurably during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Poppy, the opportunity to help ease the burden on the NHS was the driving force behind her decision to volunteer, however, the fact that she’s been able to work in an area … More COVID-19: Volunteering in pathology during the pandemic

COVID-19: Turning potential negatives into positives

There is no doubt that all university students have been affected in some way by COVID-19 and its impact on our emotional wellbeing in particular cannot be underestimated. However, looking for solutions to these unavoidable issues is important. Below, Biomedical Sciences student Cansel Hashim lists four ways in which this crisis has taken its toll … More COVID-19: Turning potential negatives into positives

How Manchester’s PG Cert in Clinical Bioinformatics made me a better dermatologist

Since graduating in medicine, Sreedhar Krishna has took it upon himself to expand his knowledge base wider. Firstly, he entered the Academic Foundation Programme in Edinburgh for postgraduate medical training before undertaking a master’s in Public Health. Most recently, he enrolled on to the distance learning PG Cert in Clinical Bioinformatics at the University of … More How Manchester’s PG Cert in Clinical Bioinformatics made me a better dermatologist

COVID-19: Training to be a Teacher of the Deaf during a global pandemic

Konnie Fenwick-Rasche could never have envisaged her first year of Msc Deaf Education going this way, but who could have? The move to online learning has been a challenge that every course has had to overcome, but how has such a practical course such as Deaf Education dealt with the change? Konnie reveals all below… … More COVID-19: Training to be a Teacher of the Deaf during a global pandemic

COVID-19: How it’s affected Medicine at Manchester

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected every sector of education and Medicine is no exception. Medical students are used to being on wards all day, meeting and treating new patients, and having bedside teaching sessions. Below, third year medical student, Masumah Jannah, talks us through the Manchester’s medical school’s response to the pandemic… I was … More COVID-19: How it’s affected Medicine at Manchester