The Making a Difference Awards: The Black Pharmacists Collective

The Black Pharmacists Collective (BPC) is a group of six Black pharmacy students at The University of Manchester who are working hard to close the enrolment and attainment gaps between White and Black students. Unekwuojo Agada, Tsariye Doro, Kundai Gomwe, Joel Boateng, Marianna Aturia and Priscilla Dumenu have all recently finished their third years at … More The Making a Difference Awards: The Black Pharmacists Collective

Distance learning at Manchester: Pharmacy

Full-time employment, family commitments, or even just the notion of taking any extended time off work, often means that further study isn’t always feasible for everyone. Fortunately, at Manchester, we offer various Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas, many of which can be studied part-time and even through distance-learning, where you complete most of your work online. Here’s what … More Distance learning at Manchester: Pharmacy

Meet the professionals: The alternative career paths within pharmacy

There is a misconception that all pharmacy students go into community pharmacy after graduating and that if you want to do anything different, then you may as well pick another degree. Here to dispell that myth are two pharmacy graduates who have gone on to do two completely different jobs, both unrelated to community pharmacy…  … More Meet the professionals: The alternative career paths within pharmacy

Meet the professionals: Locum Pharmacists

In this next instalment of our Meet the Professionals series, we met up with Raeesa Taniya and Sanjida Faiza, two recent MPharm graduates who are currently working in the world of locum pharmacy. Below, they speak to us about how the university helped them to become the pharmacists they are today and Sanjida opens up about the difficulties of … More Meet the professionals: Locum Pharmacists

Meet the Professionals: Pharmacy and pre-reg pathways

In this next instalment of our Meet the Professionals series, we met Jessica Dobbs, one of our recent MPharm graduate from who is currently working as a pre-registration pharmacist. She spoke to us about the challenges of returning to study after time out, working at one of the leading cancer research beacons in the country, … More Meet the Professionals: Pharmacy and pre-reg pathways

Meet the Professionals: A 40-year career in Pharmacy

This is the first entry in a series of blogs we are calling, ‘Meet the Professionals’ – this is taken from the annual event of the same name, where University of Manchester alumni from various different courses come together to network and share stories from their careers. Our first profile, Peter Marshall, was already a … More Meet the Professionals: A 40-year career in Pharmacy

Nine things I wish I knew before coming to university

Before starting university you may think that you have everything sussed and that it will be an easy ride. Yes, it’s going to be great but there will be bumps in the road and poor decisions are likely to be made at various points. Second-year Pharmacy student, Ose Obayagbona, has been at The University of … More Nine things I wish I knew before coming to university

Professional progression with Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training

Pharmacy and the world of pharmaceuticals is an ever-evolving industry, so it is important for those working the field to keep up to date. Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training (PIAT) is a postgraduate course designed for current professionals to do just that and can be studied either as an MSc or in individual CPD units. No matter your … More Professional progression with Pharmaceutical Industrial Advanced Training

Learning from afar: Pharmaceutical Industry Advanced Training

The Pharmaceutical Industry Advanced Training (PIAT) Summer School is designed for distance-learning students to get together, make valuable contacts in the industry and meet their fellow peers when they otherwise might not have had the opportunity.  This year’s event was held at Manchester’s Macdonald Hotel and during the course of the day, which featured informative sessions by … More Learning from afar: Pharmaceutical Industry Advanced Training