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

The importance of mental health as a student nurse

The discussion around mental health has certainly got louder in recent years and rightly so when you consider that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. This week, that discussion continued with Suicide Prevention Day occurring on Thursday 10th September. With that in mind, Mental … More The importance of mental health as a student nurse

COVID-19: Student nursing through the pandemic

Adult Nursing graduate, David Rothwell, was part of the final year nursing cohort who helped to combat COVID-19 during the first wave of the deadly pandemic in the UK. Below, he provides some brilliant insight in to what life was like as a student nurse during those horrendous first few months…  I first heard of … More COVID-19: Student nursing through the pandemic

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

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: How it’s affected our final year nurses

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom, our third year Adult Nursing students were due to embark on their final placements before qualifying as registered nurses. With the pandemic putting a hold on all face to face teaching and the majority of placements across the University, our nursing students have been given the … More COVID-19: How it’s affected our final year nurses

Learning practically at The University of Manchester

Final year Optometry student, Emily Mather, is entering the final few months of her undergraduate degree here at The University of Manchester. With a pre-reg year in London just around the corner, Emily reflects below on the clinical experience she has gained throughout her time in Manchester and the skills she has picked up along … More Learning practically at The University of Manchester