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

How I went from being a food allergy sufferer to researching food allergy at Manchester

Suffering with intense food allergies growing up can be difficult. You are often left wondering why you are different to the majority of other people when it comes to lunch time snacks and evening meals. Final year MSci Genetics student, Ayah Wafi, had these experiences growing up and became curious as to why she had … More How I went from being a food allergy sufferer to researching food allergy at Manchester

How Manchester’s PG Cert in Clinical Bioinformatics made me a better dermatologist

Since graduating in medicine, Sreedhar Krishna has took it upon himself to expand his knowledge base wider. Firstly, he entered the Academic Foundation Programme in Edinburgh for postgraduate medical training before undertaking a master’s in Public Health. Most recently, he enrolled on to the distance learning PG Cert in Clinical Bioinformatics at the University of … More How Manchester’s PG Cert in Clinical Bioinformatics made me a better dermatologist

From planning a wedding to genome editing: Studying postgrad part-time

When she’s not working with the NHS full-time or planning her wedding (congratulations, by the way!), Catherine Banks still manages to study her MSc in Genomic Medicine on a part-time basis. Starting the programme this year, Catherine will complete the Master’s over the next 2 years: this course is one our many flexible postgraduate programmes … More From planning a wedding to genome editing: Studying postgrad part-time

How to make the most of your Genetics degree

Making the decision to leave home to go and study at a university in a different country isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. However, with over 7000 international students currently studying at undergraduate level at the University of Manchester, there arguably isn’t a better university in the UK for overseas students to come … More How to make the most of your Genetics degree

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

A week in the life of a 2nd year Genetics Student

Second year Genetics Student, Kali Ravel, has undoubtedly thrown herself in to being a student at Manchester. Whether she’s attending her regular 11-5 lab sessions, undertaking work as a Student Ambassador or simply baking biscuits, it seems that she’s always on the go. Where some students like to squeeze in as much down time as … More A week in the life of a 2nd year Genetics Student