How the MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise course helped my career

Charlie Badham came to Manchester to study on the MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise course. He now works for live biotherapeutics company 4D Pharma. Here, he talks to us about the course and how it has helped him with his career aspirations. What made you choose your master’s degree in Biotechnology and Enterprise? I was interested … More How the MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise course helped my career

How studying Deaf Education connected my experiences to learning

Teacher of the Deaf graduate Moira explains why she can’t stand still in life and how stepping outside her comfort zone has allowed her to make a real difference. Why Deaf Education? As a primary teacher with a passion for literacy and working with vulnerable learners, this course brought together all my interests. What is … More How studying Deaf Education connected my experiences to learning

Following my passion for all sciences on the BSc Optometry course

Suman Kashif is a student on the BSc Optometry course at Manchester. Here, she talks about how she became interested in optometry, and the various opportunities offered by the course. Why optometry? I have always been interested in the sciences and how fascinating our bodies really are. I always stuck to studying the sciences – … More Following my passion for all sciences on the BSc Optometry course

Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

In response to the global pandemic declared in March 2020, the UK government set out to develop the largest diagnostic network in the country’s history. This network is made up of labs with the sole purpose of testing human samples for the presence of COVID-19. Samples are received at the labs from regional test centres, … More Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

Exploring infectious disease through the MSc Medical Microbiology course

Emily Beswick is a graduate of the MSc Medical Microbiology course at Manchester and a current medical student. Here, she talks about the course and how it has helped her to explore possible career paths. Why medical microbiology? I have been interested in infectious disease since school, when I completed a history project on Yersinia … More Exploring infectious disease through the MSc Medical Microbiology course

Anxiety and you: video resources for students

Sophie Coleman is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist on the ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at Manchester. Here, she talks about how she helped create some useful videos about anxiety on one of her placements. I am a Trainee Clinical Psychologist undertaking my doctorate training at the University. This is a three-year programme involving placements, … More Anxiety and you: video resources for students

How a master’s at Manchester helped me to find my niche

After graduating in Biology in Sheffield, Jamie Ellingford wanted his next step to be a more focused one. A Biology degree opens many doors, but a postgraduate degree in a specific area can make you extremely desirable to employers, with 83.1% of postgraduate graduates in full time employment. Jamie elected to study a master’s in … More How a master’s at Manchester helped me to find my niche

Zoology placement South Africa: my year on (what looks like!) Mars

Jennifer Thomson, Bsc Zoology with Industrial Experience student, is coming towards the end of her placement year in South Africa. Its involved tough working hours, 45 degree heat, and little contact with friends and family back home. On the face of it, Jennifer’s’ placement sounds like an ordeal, however, it’s quite the opposite – she’s dreading coming … More Zoology placement South Africa: my year on (what looks like!) Mars