Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

In response to the global pandemic declared in March 2020, the UK government set out to develop the largest diagnostic network in the country’s history. This network is made up of labs with the sole purpose of testing human samples for the presence of COVID-19. Samples are received at the labs from regional test centres, … More Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

The evolution of biosciences at Manchester

Laura Jimenez Burney is Genetics with Industrial Experience student at The University of Manchester and has seen first-hand how the University, and more specifically her course, has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past nine months. From the initial response of the course, to how it’s been since September, Laura discusses below every aspect … More The evolution of biosciences at Manchester

COVID-19: Student nursing through the pandemic

Adult Nursing graduate, David Rothwell, was part of the final year nursing cohort who helped to combat COVID-19 during the first wave of the deadly pandemic in the UK. Below, he provides some brilliant insight in to what life was like as a student nurse during those horrendous first few months…  I first heard of … More COVID-19: Student nursing through the pandemic

COVID-19: How it’s affected Dentistry at Manchester

During these unprecedented times, everyone across the world is having to just adjust to a new way of living. This is no different here at The University of Manchester where our teaching and learning is all being done online to help enforce the social distancing rules set out by the government. Below, fourth year Dentistry … More COVID-19: How it’s affected Dentistry at Manchester

COVID-19: Looking after your mental wellbeing during lockdown

As the whole of the country begins to shut down, many of us will find ourselves either self-isolating due to having symptoms of COVID-19 or working from home due to government advice about unnecessary social interaction. Of course, during this period it’s important to look after your physical health, however the severity of the situation … More COVID-19: Looking after your mental wellbeing during lockdown