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

Returning to Ghana on a solo humanitarian mission

Hannah Jefferson is a recent Nursing graduate from the University of Manchester who is currently working as an A&E Nurse at a busy hospital in Manchester. As part of her studies at Manchester she conducted a placement in Ghana and became so touched by the Ghanaian people that she made it her aim to return once … More Returning to Ghana on a solo humanitarian mission

Placement Perspectives: Make university an adventure with Industrial Experience

Jodie Lilley is a third year studying Biology with Industrial Experience programme, and whilst currently on placement abroad at Lund University in Sweden, she is already looking toward the next horizon. Take a look how she plans to carry on expanding her university adventure… My area of research here at Lund University is evolutionary ecology … More Placement Perspectives: Make university an adventure with Industrial Experience