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. 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

How the biosciences universal first year helped to shape my future

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

How my foundation year set me up perfectly for my time at Manchester

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

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!