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 final year Optometry students

The final year of your degree is meant to culminate in celebration and reward but before all that comes deadlines, placements and hard work. This year, another hurdle has presented itself that our students must overcome. Below, final year Optometry student, Hajra Sattar discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on her final … More COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

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

COVID-19: Training to be a Teacher of the Deaf during a global pandemic

Konnie Fenwick-Rasche could never have envisaged her first year of Msc Deaf Education going this way, but who could have? The move to online learning has been a challenge that every course has had to overcome, but how has such a practical course such as Deaf Education dealt with the change? Konnie reveals all below… … More COVID-19: Training to be a Teacher of the Deaf during a global pandemic