Gabriel’s journey: from medicine to computer science via psychology

Gabriel Strain has recently completed the MRes Experimental Psychology with Data Science course and is preparing for a postgraduate research programme. Here, he reveals how he went from starting an undergraduate degree in medicine to getting ready to begin a PhD in computer science. … More Gabriel’s journey: from medicine to computer science via psychology

Levelling up my work in non-communicable disease through the MPH course

Ogweno Stephen is a global health enthusiast and author, and a student on the Master of Public Health (MPH) course at Manchester. He is also the founder and CEO of Stowelink, which undertakes innovative community health projects focusing on non-communicable disease (NCD) literacy and access to healthcare. He was recognised as one of the top … More Levelling up my work in non-communicable disease through the MPH course

How the MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise course helped my career

Charlie Badham came to Manchester to study on the MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise course. He now works for live biotherapeutics company 4D Pharma. Here, he talks to us about the course and how it has helped him with his career aspirations. What made you choose your master’s degree in Biotechnology and Enterprise? I was interested … More How the MSc Biotechnology and Enterprise course helped my career

How studying Deaf Education connected my experiences to learning

Teacher of the Deaf graduate Moira explains why she can’t stand still in life and how stepping outside her comfort zone has allowed her to make a real difference. Why Deaf Education? As a primary teacher with a passion for literacy and working with vulnerable learners, this course brought together all my interests. What is … More How studying Deaf Education connected my experiences to learning

Exploring infectious disease through the MSc Medical Microbiology course

Emily Beswick is a graduate of the MSc Medical Microbiology course at Manchester and a current medical student. Here, she talks about the course and how it has helped her to explore possible career paths. Why medical microbiology? I have been interested in infectious disease since school, when I completed a history project on Yersinia … More Exploring infectious disease through the MSc Medical Microbiology course

Advanced Audiology at Manchester: An international student’s perspective

The University of Manchester is the most globally diverse university in the UK, with over 10,000 international students enrolling from over 160 countries worldwide. One of those 10,000 students in 2019 was Wen-Hui Hsieh, a Taiwanese national who enrolled on to the MSc in Advanced Audiology. Below, she explains why she decided to move halfway … More Advanced Audiology at Manchester: An international student’s perspective

MSc Orthodontics: The lowdown

The three-year MSc (Clin) Orthodontics course at Manchester combines the taught elements and research of an MSc degree with mandatory clinical training. This enables students on the programme to develop the practical skills and knowledge they need to carry out contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques. But don’t just take our word for it; below, Saskia Schwabe, … More MSc Orthodontics: The lowdown

How my intercalation year made the future clearer

Intercalated degrees give you a chance to study a particular area of medicine in depth, whether you’ve already covered it on your medical course or want to study something new. Freya Webb is a medical student who elected to do an intercalated degree in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) and below she discusses her … More How my intercalation year made the future clearer

My psychology journey: Part 2 – Postgraduate degree and applying for the ClinPsyD

Abigail Kay is currently a student on the ClinPsyD Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester. To get to this point, Abigail has completed both an undergraduate and postgraduate degree at Manchester in Psychology and Forensic Psychology and Mental Health respectively. On top of this, she has also undertaken a number of jobs in the field. In this three … More My psychology journey: Part 2 – Postgraduate degree and applying for the ClinPsyD