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

Why a graduation scheme worked best for me, and could for you too

Anatomical Sciences graduate, Melissa Surgey, has worked at the NHS since leaving the University of Manchester in 2012. Whilst most of her peers were planning a career in research or applying for postgraduate study during her final year on the three year programme, Melissa decided to take a different route, one which led her to … More Why a graduation scheme worked best for me, and could for you too

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

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. That course was Biology. However, she soon realised that perhaps Biology provided too much variety and not enough specialist knowledge. This is where Neuroscience came in and the rest, as they say, is history… As the self-proclaimed “Most Indecisive … More It’s never too late to change your mind

How the biosciences universal first year helped to shape my future

Unsure which area of Biosciences you want to build your career around? Luckily, as Lauren Goodfellow describes here, the University of Manchester offers a universal first year for all Biosciences degree programmes. This allows students to weigh up their options for a year before deciding what area to focus their degree on. Discover more about … More How the biosciences universal first year helped to shape my future