An unconventional internship in speech and language therapy

Marika Lomax is a student on our BSc Speech and Language Therapy course about to go into her second year. Here, she talks about an internship she has just completed with lecturer Dr Kelly Burgoyne. My name is Marika (məɹikə) and I am a speech and language therapy (SLT) student here at Manchester. I have … More An unconventional internship in speech and language therapy

Following my passion for all sciences on the BSc Optometry course

Suman Kashif is a student on the BSc Optometry course at Manchester. Here, she talks about how she became interested in optometry, and the various opportunities offered by the course. Why optometry? I have always been interested in the sciences and how fascinating our bodies really are. I always stuck to studying the sciences – … More Following my passion for all sciences on the BSc Optometry course

Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

In response to the global pandemic declared in March 2020, the UK government set out to develop the largest diagnostic network in the country’s history. This network is made up of labs with the sole purpose of testing human samples for the presence of COVID-19. Samples are received at the labs from regional test centres, … More Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

What I got out of my intercalation year

In recent months on the FBMH Student Blog, we’ve been hearing from various intercalating medics about their year away from studying medicine. In the latest addition to this series, we caught up with Gillian Manchip who talks us through her year studying an MRes in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine. Despite the course being interrupted … More What I got out of my intercalation year

What to expect from an MRes in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Roxana Moscalu is a medical student at The University of Manchester who recently completed an MRes in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) as part of her intercalation year. Although she had no idea about the possibility of intercalating before she started university, she couldn’t be happier now that she decided to take a year … More What to expect from an MRes in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

The evolution of biosciences at Manchester

Laura Jimenez Burney is Genetics with Industrial Experience student at The University of Manchester and has seen first-hand how the University, and more specifically her course, has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past nine months. From the initial response of the course, to how it’s been since September, Laura discusses below every aspect … More The evolution of biosciences at Manchester

How my intercalation year made the future clearer

Intercalated degrees give you a chance to study a particular area of medicine in depth, whether you’ve already covered it on your medical course or want to study something new. Freya Webb is a medical student who elected to do an intercalated degree in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) and below she discusses her … More How my intercalation year made the future clearer