There is no such thing as too much experience

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

How to balance a busy personal life with studying an MA in Social Work

  Balancing student life with a busy personal schedule can be hard, even harder for Karen Hill, with added challenges such as long commutes and cats that just want to sit on your laptop!  Life as an MA Social Work Student is busy, I get up at 6.30am to give me time to come round before … More How to balance a busy personal life with studying an MA in Social Work

Master’s? PhD? No, I returned to the University of Manchester to TEACH

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

“What about being a doctor?” The question that changed a 13 year old’s life

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

Contributing to your community is vital. I found out the hard way.

Ana Castillo is an extremely proud Mexican. Before moving to Manchester to study an Msc in Genomic Medicine she volunteered at an organisation which supported young children from her home country who had been diagnosed with cancer. Then, upon finishing her postgraduate studies at Manchester, she instantly returned to Mexico to help pick up the … More Contributing to your community is vital. I found out the hard way.

What is it like to experience three of the best universities in the world?

James Ashcroft is an MBChB medicine alumni who certainly excelled during his time at The University of Manchester. As part of the Advanced Personal Excellence Pathway, he had a paper published and got the chance to study at Harvard Medical School. Now, he’s on the Academic Foundation Programme at Imperial College London, a path that newly … More What is it like to experience three of the best universities in the world?