How an MRes at Manchester helped me to find my niche

After graduating in Biology in Sheffield, Jamie Ellingford wanted his next step to be a more focused one. A Biology degree opens many doors, but a postgraduate degree in a specific area can make you extremely desirable to employers, with 83.1% of postgraduate students in full time employment. For Jamie, Translational Medicine was the path … More How an MRes at Manchester helped me to find my niche

Be open to change – not everything is set in stone

The majority of people who go to university have some sort of idea of what job they want at the end of it. These people might have dreamed about a certain career since they were very young or they might have only just figured it out. Either way, university is supposed to help aspirational individuals … More Be open to change – not everything is set in stone

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

How the Manchester Access Programme helped me in to university and beyond

University education should be available to people from all walks of life, however unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way. With the financial strain that university can put people under and the misconception that it’s only for the higher classes in society, many individuals are put off. Thankfully, the Manchester Access Programme (MAP) helps … More How the Manchester Access Programme helped me in to university and beyond

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

If you don’t know what you want to do yet, don’t panic!

It’s been seven years since Becky Williams graduated from Manchester with a BSc in Developmental Biology with Industrial/Professional experience. Since then, Becky has pursued a PhD, which centred around breast cancer research, before realising that her heart lay with teaching. After becoming her school’s Head of General Science so early on in her career, it’s clear … More If you don’t know what you want to do yet, don’t panic!

My undergraduate research: why blood is thicker than water for mating roosters

Conducted as part of an undergraduate placement year project at The University of Manchester, a study published in the journal Behavioural Ecology has shown that male domestic fowl are less aggressive towards related males than they are to unrelated males when competing for mates. Recently-graduated BSc Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience student, Charlotte Rosher, explains her research. … More My undergraduate research: why blood is thicker than water for mating roosters