Following my passion for all sciences on the BSc Optometry course

Suman Kashif is a student on the BSc Optometry course at Manchester. Here, she talks about how she became interested in optometry, and the various opportunities offered by the course. Why optometry? I have always been interested in the sciences and how fascinating our bodies really are. I always stuck to studying the sciences – … More Following my passion for all sciences on the BSc Optometry course

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

My role as a student representative for the Association of Optometrists

Optometry student, Hajra Sattar, is an example of a student at The University of Manchester who has gone to extra lengths to make herself more employable. As the University’s student representative for the Association of Optometrists, she is responsible for a variety of things including the development of student initiatives within optometry and looking at … More My role as a student representative for the Association of Optometrists

Learning practically at The University of Manchester

Final year Optometry student, Emily Mather, is entering the final few months of her undergraduate degree here at The University of Manchester. With a pre-reg year in London just around the corner, Emily reflects below on the clinical experience she has gained throughout her time in Manchester and the skills she has picked up along … More Learning practically at The University of Manchester

Why graduation didn’t call time on my Manchester journey

Upon completing his Optometry master’s in 2016, Joseph Ong probably didn’t expect to still be at the University of Manchester two years later working as a Research Optometrist. However, it just so happened that certain opportunities arose and he took them with both hands. As he prepares to leave his position at the University to … More Why graduation didn’t call time on my Manchester journey

How Optometry has linked me to the University for more than a decade

It’s been 11 years since Patrick Gunn graduated from Optometry at the University of Manchester but his links with the University are still as relevant as ever. As a Principal Optometrist for Education and Training at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Patrick plays a big part in organising placements for Optometry students at Manchester. But, of … More How Optometry has linked me to the University for more than a decade