The different roles within a Pharmaceutical Company

The pharmaceutical industry is jam-packed with a wide array of career paths and job opportunities for recent university graduates. Lois Kelman is a third-year Biochemistry with Industrial/Professional Experience student who has recently been on placement at a top biopharmaceutical company. Below, she goes through the different job roles available within a pharmaceutical company, demonstrating just … More The different roles within a Pharmaceutical Company

Making a difference to young lives: My placement year with City Year

Mojib Ali is a BSc Psychology student who has recently finished his placement year with City Year in Mossfield Primary School. As an aspiring teacher, Mojib sought a placement in a school environment and he managed to achieve that by getting his application in early. Read on to find out why he chose City year, … More Making a difference to young lives: My placement year with City Year

Two down, one to go – my midwifery journey so far

Midwifery student, Satveer, is currently preparing to enter her third and final year at The University of Manchester. The three-year course is highly commended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and aims to develop students into highly employable, first-class midwives. Below, Satveer gives us an honest account of how she’s found the first two years on … More Two down, one to go – my midwifery journey so far

A typical week on placement as a child nursing student

From treating different patients with varying illnesses to learning how to use specialised equipment, your time on placement as a student nurse is invaluable. Khadija Khatun is a third year Children’s Nursing student who has experienced a number of placements since starting at The University of Manchester in 2016. Currently undertaking a summer placement, Khadija … More A typical week on placement as a child nursing student

MA Social Work: Skills Preparation and Placements

In our short series on MA Social Work, we have covered everything from what it’s like to study from an international student’s perspective to the kinds of student support you’ll receive and even the University of Manchester’s reputation as a whole. Katherine Almond is about to enter her second and final year: in our fourth … More MA Social Work: Skills Preparation and Placements

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