How I went from a Sociology graduate to a cancer researcher

Leanna Goodwin graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Manchester in 2010 with the intention of doing a postgraduate degree shortly after. However, with nothing jumping out at her she embarked on a career within market and consumer research instead. Fast forward ten years and she now has a master’s degree from … More How I went from a Sociology graduate to a cancer researcher

Looking ahead to a Cancer Research UK funded PhD

Last November, a group of five medical students from The University of Manchester visited The University of Cambridge’s MB-PhD symposium in preparation for the equivalent programme that UoM and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) are looking to deliver. One of the students in the cohort, Andrew Chai, discusses the symposium below and explains how it’s made … More Looking ahead to a Cancer Research UK funded PhD

Meet the Professionals: Mentoring and Medical Oncology Nursing

This week’s professional is Jacob Rosamund. Jacob graduated from the BNurs in Adult Nursing in 2017 and has since gone on to work in an acute oncology ward, work as a tissue viability nurse (TVN), and become a sign-off mentor for other student nurses. Have a read of what aspects of the course he found … More Meet the Professionals: Mentoring and Medical Oncology Nursing

Meet the Professionals: Pharmacy and pre-reg pathways

In this next instalment of our Meet the Professionals series, we met Jessica Dobbs, one of our recent MPharm graduate from who is currently working as a pre-registration pharmacist. She spoke to us about the challenges of returning to study after time out, working at one of the leading cancer research beacons in the country, … More Meet the Professionals: Pharmacy and pre-reg pathways

Looking back at my MSci and forward to my PhD

MSci Pharmacology graduate, Melanie Seaton, may have just finished a four-year stint at The University of Manchester but she’s already ready to do it all again. Looking ahead to her PhD in Cancer Studies, Melanie explains below why the Pharmacology degree is perfect for students who love lab work and how she’s now following her … More Looking back at my MSci and forward to my PhD

What I aim to get out of my master’s in genomic medicine

Genomic Medicine at Manchester aims to equip healthcare professionals from different disciplines (e.g. medicine, nursing, scientists and technologists) in genomic knowledge in the hope of enhancing their service delivery to patients. Current student on the course, Mekonnen Girma, has a background in biomedical science and cardiovascular medicine and enrolled on the course in the hope of … More What I aim to get out of my master’s in genomic medicine

Contributing to your community is vital. I found out the hard way.

Ana Castillo is an extremely proud Mexican. Before moving to Manchester to study an Msc in Genomic Medicine she volunteered at an organisation which supported young children from her home country who had been diagnosed with cancer. Then, upon finishing her postgraduate studies at Manchester, she instantly returned to Mexico to help pick up the … More Contributing to your community is vital. I found out the hard way.