The importance of mental health as a student nurse

The discussion around mental health has certainly got louder in recent years and rightly so when you consider that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. This week, that discussion continued with Suicide Prevention Day occurring on Thursday 10th September. With that in mind, Mental … More The importance of mental health as a student nurse

Six things I wish I knew about the medical application process

As places are confirmed for the 2020/21 academic year, attention starts to turn to applications for 2021/22. Thousands of students across the country will be preparing their UCAS applications, many of whom will have their hearts set on medicine. With competition for places set to be stronger than ever, we’ve asked Anita Saha, a current … More Six things I wish I knew about the medical application process

The Making a Difference Awards: Medics in Primary Schools

Fifth year Medical student, Sylvia Osahan, was one of many students from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health who were recognised at the latest Making a Difference (MAD) Awards. Sylvia was highly commended for ‘outstanding contribution to widening participation’ thanks to her involvement in the Medics in Primary Schools (MiPS) society. Below, Sylvia discusses … More The Making a Difference Awards: Medics in Primary Schools

COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

The final year of your degree is meant to culminate in celebration and reward but before all that comes deadlines, placements and hard work. This year, another hurdle has presented itself that our students must overcome. Below, final year Optometry student, Hajra Sattar discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on her final … More COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

When Covid-19 first became worldwide news, Yemi Giwa was on placement just like thousands of other second year student nurses across the country. With the disease spreading like wildfire, that particular placement was cancelled and all teaching was taken online. Then a new opportunity presented itself. One that would require her to support the NHS … More COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

The Making a Difference Awards: The Manchester First Language Community Project

In May 2020, The University of Manchester hosted its annual Making a Difference Awards where numerous members of staff and students from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health were recognised for their work and its impact on society. Fifth year dentistry student Sophie Pathmanathan was highly commended at the event for her work with … More The Making a Difference Awards: The Manchester First Language Community Project

The Making a Difference Awards: The Black Pharmacists Collective

The Black Pharmacists Collective (BPC) is a group of six Black pharmacy students at The University of Manchester who are working hard to close the enrolment and attainment gaps between White and Black students. Unekwuojo Agada, Tsariye Doro, Kundai Gomwe, Joel Boateng, Marianna Aturia and Priscilla Dumenu have all recently finished their third years at … More The Making a Difference Awards: The Black Pharmacists Collective

COVID-19: Volunteering in pathology during the pandemic

First year Biomedical Sciences student, Poppy Osman, is one of many volunteers who have helped the NHS immeasurably during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Poppy, the opportunity to help ease the burden on the NHS was the driving force behind her decision to volunteer, however, the fact that she’s been able to work in an area … More COVID-19: Volunteering in pathology during the pandemic

COVID-19: Turning potential negatives into positives

There is no doubt that all university students have been affected in some way by COVID-19 and its impact on our emotional wellbeing in particular cannot be underestimated. However, looking for solutions to these unavoidable issues is important. Below, Biomedical Sciences student Cansel Hashim lists four ways in which this crisis has taken its toll … More COVID-19: Turning potential negatives into positives