My medical elective: Part 1 – Melbourne, Australia

The medical elective. It’s been around in British medical curricula since the 1970s and has been a great source of adventure for many a medical student. Whilst the GMC do not have specific criteria for what must be accomplished during a medical elective, students can pursue anything from clinical placements to volunteering, with many choosing … More My medical elective: Part 1 – Melbourne, Australia

A day in the life of a second year Dentistry student

Early starts and late finishes, life as a dentistry student is undeniably tough. Anyone who sets out to complete a dentistry degree soon finds out that you won’t get anywhere without hard work, commitment and desire and Sophia Signorini is displaying these traits in abundance. She’s currently in her second year on the BDS Dentistry … More A day in the life of a second year Dentistry student

A day in the life of a Biology with Science and Society student

Second year student, Lara Higham, takes us through a typical day as a Biology with Science and Society student at the University of Manchester. Look out for lunch time tips and Louis Theroux documentaries in the midst of  8 hours of work across a number of different modules. 7am: My alarm goes off, I wake up, I … More A day in the life of a Biology with Science and Society student

Introducing: ‘Be a Rose’, a charity created by a University of Manchester Pharmacy graduate

After graduating, there are a number of different routes which students often take, ranging from gap years to grad schemes. However, 2013 Pharmacy graduate, Christine Mwangi, opted to do something completely different. Upon returning home to the United States, Christine put the wheels in motion for the creation of her very own charity, ‘Be a … More Introducing: ‘Be a Rose’, a charity created by a University of Manchester Pharmacy graduate

A career centered around overcoming personal challenges and setbacks. Nia Faulder’s story

Nia Faulder graduated from BSc (Hons) Microbiology in 2008 with a 2:1 after juggling her degree with the responsibility of raising a toddler. Since then, Nia has pursued a career in teaching, had another child and faced a serious physical setback along the way. However, her resilience and dedication to work has seen her carry … More A career centered around overcoming personal challenges and setbacks. Nia Faulder’s story

What to expect from a Medicine Offer Holder day

MBChB Medicine Student, Tahmeena Amin, is halfway through her first year at the University of Manchester and has settled in to life at the University well. Back in April last year, Tahmeena attended a Medicine Offer Holder day in Manchester, along with numerous other hopeful applicants. Here, she discusses the events of the day, from … More What to expect from a Medicine Offer Holder day