Without my UOM mentors, I wouldn’t be where I am today

Sheena talks us through her amazing journey from graduating as a nurse, juggling full time work with a MClin and how she secured a prestigious PhD opportunity in Hong Kong. All of Sheena’s hard work has paid off and now, as she looks towards her exciting future, she still takes time to give thanks to … More Without my UOM mentors, I wouldn’t be where I am today

How Optometry has linked me to the University for more than a decade

It’s been 11 years since Patrick Gunn graduated from Optometry at the University of Manchester but his links with the University are still as relevant as ever. As a Principal Optometrist for Education and Training at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Patrick plays a big part in organising placements for Optometry students at Manchester. But, of … More How Optometry has linked me to the University for more than a decade

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