Children’s Nursing: My journey so far

Children’s Nursing graduate, Sarah Worthington, is currently working as a staff nurse on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Manchester Foundation Trust. Two years on since leaving Manchester, Sarah details below how the University equipped her with the skills and knowledge to succeed in children’s nursing and explains more about what her work involves on … More Children’s Nursing: My journey so far

My second year nursing placement in a community setting

The Adult Nursing degree at Manchester involves students undertaking a number of placements over three years in both hospital and community settings. Second-year student, Adelyn Gumbo, has recently finished a community placement with band 6 Active Case Managers (ACMs) in Gorton and Levenshulme. The placement was a real head-turner for Adelyn and was an experience … More My second year nursing placement in a community setting

Being on placement during a CQC inspection

Second year Nursing student, Florence Pownall, has recently returned from a placement where she was visited by The Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is an independent regulator which inspects all health and social care services in England to determine whether certain facilities are meeting the required standards or not. Below, Florence gives us an … More Being on placement during a CQC inspection

Combining work and fun – a trip to ESA HQ

Prakhar Srivastava is a medical student at the University of Manchester with a keen interest in space physiology. With one eye on becoming a Flight Surgeon in the future, Prakhar managed to secure himself  a place on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) five day residential course in Belgium. From q and a’s with Major Tim … More Combining work and fun – a trip to ESA HQ

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…’

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