Gabriel’s journey: from medicine to computer science via psychology

Gabriel Strain has recently completed the MRes Experimental Psychology with Data Science course and is preparing for a postgraduate research programme. Here, he reveals how he went from starting an undergraduate degree in medicine to getting ready to begin a PhD in computer science. … More Gabriel’s journey: from medicine to computer science via psychology

An unconventional internship in speech and language therapy

Marika Lomax is a student on our BSc Speech and Language Therapy course about to go into her second year. Here, she talks about an internship she has just completed with lecturer Dr Kelly Burgoyne. My name is Marika (məɹikə) and I am a speech and language therapy (SLT) student here at Manchester. I have … More An unconventional internship in speech and language therapy

Levelling up my work in non-communicable disease through the MPH course

Ogweno Stephen is a global health enthusiast and author, and a student on the Master of Public Health (MPH) course at Manchester. He is also the founder and CEO of Stowelink, which undertakes innovative community health projects focusing on non-communicable disease (NCD) literacy and access to healthcare. He was recognised as one of the top … More Levelling up my work in non-communicable disease through the MPH course

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