Transitioning to life as a junior doctor

In a month where medicine interviews are taking place for the next cohort of Manchester medical students, we hear from someone at the opposite end of their medicine journey at Manchester. Prakhar Srivastava graduated in July 2019 and has since moved to London to begin life as a junior doctor. Currently undertaking his postgraduate foundation … More Transitioning to life as a junior doctor

Meet the professionals: Community nursing and hospital nursing

Continuing our Meet the Professionals series, we recently caught up with two BNurs Adult Nursing alumni to see how they are getting on with their careers since graduating. Both alumni have taken varied routes since graduation, with Jenny working on and A and E unit in London and Hannah working as a District Community Nurse … More Meet the professionals: Community nursing and hospital nursing

Ailsa Gaskill-Jones – Midwife turned Mayor

Securing two undergraduate degrees is something that is considered a fairly rare achievement in academia, especially in two courses that are the polar opposite of one and other. Ailsa Gaskill-Jones first graduated from The University of Manchester in 1996 in American History and Society before returning 15 years later to study Midwifery. Find out below … More Ailsa Gaskill-Jones – Midwife turned Mayor

Children’s Nursing: My journey so far

Children’s Nursing graduate, Sarah Worthington, is currently working as a staff nurse on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Manchester Foundation Trust. Two years on since leaving Manchester, Sarah details below how the University equipped her with the skills and knowledge to succeed in children’s nursing and explains more about what her work involves on … More Children’s Nursing: My journey so far

Would I do it all again? I think the short answer is yes!

For Craig Jack, the learning never stops… even after graduating from dental school. Craig chose The University of Manchester to study Dentistry due to a good open day and interview experience, along with falling in love with the vibrant city. It’s fair to say it certainly lived up to his expectations! Find out why below. … More Would I do it all again? I think the short answer is yes!

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 centred 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 centred around overcoming personal challenges and setbacks: Nia Faulder’s story

Lesson learnt: Never doubt yourself or your work

MSc Health Psychology graduate, Sonia Khanom, recently took home first prize in a competition looking for the best dissertation within the Division of Psychology and Mental Health. Sonia received funding to go and present her dissertation, “The views and experiences of people with lived experience of depression talking about lifestyle change with healthcare professionals: A … More Lesson learnt: Never doubt yourself or your work

How I learned to use research skills from my degree in a healthcare consultancy career

Alex Norbury is a graduate of the MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology at Manchester and currently works for consultancy firm Mott MacDonald. Here, he explains how the skills he learned during his degree have helped him pursue a career outside of clinical and academic fields. … More How I learned to use research skills from my degree in a healthcare consultancy career