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
Unsure as to what specific area of Biosciences you want to build your career around? Luckily, as Lauren Goodfellow describes here, the University of Manchester offers it’s students 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 … More How the biosciences universal first year helped to shape my future
Second year Biomedical Sciences student, Lauren Goodfellow, is walking evidence of the flexibility that the University of Manchester offers its students. She started her University experience on a foundation year after only electing to study one science based subject at A-Level. Upon competition of her foundation year she went on to study Genetics before deciding … More How my foundation year set me up perfectly for my time at Manchester
Like many students, Tori Blakeman found herself in a bit of a predicament when it came to choosing a career path. Initially choosing to study Biomedical Sciences, Tori then chose to specialise in Neuroscience at the start of her second year. Throughout her studies she became more and more aware that her strengths lied in writing, … More Arts and Sciences DO go together
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!
As part of our FBMH Stories feature for Instagram, we chat to Claire, who recently graduated with a BSc in Pharmacology with Industrial/Professional Experience. We discuss her time at Manchester, from choosing her course and her fantastic placement in The Gambia, to her final year research project and next steps. … More FBMH Stories: Claire Laxton
Sarah is a student on the MSci Biomedical Sciences course at Manchester, which integrates a master’s year into a normal BSc degree. Here, she tells us about the course and her time in a pharmacology lab. … More Life in the Lab on a Biosciences MSci course: Sarah’s story