Reaching for new horizons on the A*STAR PhD programme

Adrián Magaz is a bioengineer by training, originally from Spain, and a postgraduate research student on the A*STAR PhD programme. This is a split-site programme that enables students to spend two years each in Singapore and Manchester. Below, he discusses his PhD experience in depth, from working in the labs here in Manchester to collaborating … More Reaching for new horizons on the A*STAR PhD programme

Expanding my worldview on the A*STAR PhD programme

Edward Pallister is a postgraduate research student from Redcar who is on the A*STAR PhD programme, which enables students to spend two years each in Singapore and Manchester. For those interested in the A*STAR PhD programme then look no further, as below, Edward provides a detailed account of how he’s found his A*STAR experience so … More Expanding my worldview on the A*STAR PhD programme

Expanding my professional skillset on the MRC DTP

Jason Chu is a postgraduate research student from Glasgow who is on the Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme, working on a project on in-vivo imaging of macrophage behaviour in wound healing. Here, he talks about his experiences of the programme, the University and the city of Manchester… Why I chose the … More Expanding my professional skillset on the MRC DTP

Advancing my mental health research on the MRC DTP

Nadine Mirza is a postgraduate research student on the Medical Research Council (MRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) programme, developing and evaluating a toolkit to improve the diagnosis of dementia in memory clinics for the British Urdu-speaking population. Here, she talks what it has been like so far… Why I chose the MRC DTP I was … More Advancing my mental health research on the MRC DTP

Working in the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness

When Hannah Guest graduated from The University of Manchester with a bachelors degree in Audiology she couldn’t have imagined that some years later she would be working as Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness. However, after completing her PhD here too she received the opportunity to conduct more research with … More Working in the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness

What to expect from a master’s in Clinical Biochemistry

MSc Clinical Biochemistry graduate, Emily Goodall, is currently completing a PhD at the University of Manchester where she is looking at the cellular mechanisms that are involved in regulating cell migration. Just like many students, this wasn’t her plan when she started her undergraduate or postgraduate degrees but her experiences while studying made her realise … More What to expect from a master’s in Clinical Biochemistry

Returning to Manchester to explore my research interests

Josh Devlin is a graduate from the two year MA Social Work programme which helps students to become social workers through placements and highly effective teaching. For the past three years, Josh has worked as a Social Worker for Trafford Council in a children’s locality team. However, this September he is set to return to … More Returning to Manchester to explore my research interests

An insight into the Public Health master’s at Manchester

Ceri Jones is in the enviable position of being able to say that he has two master’s degrees to his name. His first one was in Preventative Cardiology and the second is in Public Health, obtained from the University of Manchester in 2018. Now in the midst of a PhD, Ceri discusses the MPH distance … More An insight into the Public Health master’s at Manchester

Looking ahead to a Cancer Research UK funded PhD

Last November, a group of five medical students from The University of Manchester visited The University of Cambridge’s MB-PhD symposium in preparation for the equivalent programme that UoM and Cancer Research UK (CRUK) are looking to deliver. One of the students in the cohort, Andrew Chai, discusses the symposium below and explains how it’s made … More Looking ahead to a Cancer Research UK funded PhD