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 in to university and beyond
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
For many students the idea of returning back to University to study a master’s after completing their undergraduate degrees is a no-brainer. For some, returning again to do a PhD is also tempting. But, what about returning to become a lecturer? Well, that’s exactly what 1998 graduate, Karen Heggs, has done and it’s something she … More Master’s? PhD? No, I returned to the University of Manchester to TEACH
So, after more than half a decade of studying medicine, the learning stops after you graduate, right? Wrong. University of Manchester Medicine graduate, Emma Pilmott, hasn’t stopped adding strings to her bow since becoming a fully qualified doctor and should be an inspiration to all budding medics. Here, she talks us through her journey since … More “What about being a doctor?” The question that changed a 13 year old’s life
Childline has been around for 32 years now and has helped millions and millions of children in that period. But, what’s it like to work for them? University of Manchester Social Work student, Simmy, used to work as Helpline Counsellor for the charity and here she tells us how her experiences there pushed her in … More Getting the most out of my MA in Social Work
For Craig Jack, the learning never stops… even after graduating from dental school. Craig chose The University of Manchester to study Dentistry due to a good open day and interview experience, along with falling in love with the vibrant city. It’s fair to say it certainly lived up to his expectations! Find out why below. … More Would I do it all again? I think the short answer is yes!
Jackie Caine, has used the Zoology degree she gained at the University of Manchester to work within many aspects of wildlife conservation, combining lab and field experience within the UK and Africa, Jackie is now helping tackle wildlife conservation on a global scale. I graduated from Manchester way back in 2006 with my Zoology degree and a vague … More Navigating a career in conservation