My placement year in an Indonesian wildlife centre

The prospect of a year in industry is something that is often a deal breaker when it comes to course selection for prospective students. Claudia Dyer is a third year student on our Biology with Industrial Experience course and she’s currently halfway through her placement. Whilst some students decide to stay in the UK, Claudia … More My placement year in an Indonesian wildlife centre

Tips for postgraduate students at a new university

Many students choose to move to a different university for postgraduate study. This can be for a variety of reasons ranging from wanting to study at a university with a higher ranking, to simply wanting to discover a new place. Whatever the reason, there are both positives and negatives to starting again somewhere new. MSc … More Tips for postgraduate students at a new university

Making all the right decisions for myself with the support of MAP

The Manchester Access programme (MAP) is a widening participation scheme at the University of Manchester designed to inspire those from underprivileged backgrounds in Greater Manchester to consider higher education. Essentially, it helps to create a level playing field for all teenagers when it comes to applying to university, regardless of their background. One person who has … More Making all the right decisions for myself with the support of MAP

Graduating was great, but what came next was even better

With graduation wrapped up for another year we take a look at how one of last year’s graduates, Sarah Kendall, is fairing in the big wide world. Sarah, who studied Biology, signed off from the University of Manchester this time last year and didn’t waste any time in kick-starting her career. It took her just … More Graduating was great, but what came next was even better

The rewarding road to becoming a teacher

Interested in teaching? Look no further. Steve Simkin graduated from the University of Manchester in 2016 after studying Biochemistry with Industrial Experience. Since then, through TeachFirst, Steve has become a fully qualified teacher and has found himself working with, helping and teaching underprivileged kids at a notoriously poor school. Sure, it might not sound too … More The rewarding road to becoming a teacher

It’s never too late to change your mind

Like many students, Preeyah Purang picked her university degree based on what she enjoyed most at school. It’s a reasonable decision, pick what you’re good at and you can’t go wrong, right? In Preeyah’s case, that course was Biology, however she soon realised that perhaps Biology provided too much variety and not enough specialist knowledge. … More It’s never too late to change your mind

The University of Manchester meets the University of Sydney

Second year Biotechnology student, Bhumiben Shukla, has recently come back from Australia after completing a semester at the University of Sydney. Although the reason for her trip down under was mainly academic, Bhumi took advantage of what could be a once in a life time trip by exploring oz, from The Gold Coast to Whitehaven … More The University of Manchester meets the University of Sydney