Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

In response to the global pandemic declared in March 2020, the UK government set out to develop the largest diagnostic network in the country’s history. This network is made up of labs with the sole purpose of testing human samples for the presence of COVID-19. Samples are received at the labs from regional test centres, … More Working in a COVID-19 Lighthouse Lab on placement

COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

When Covid-19 first became worldwide news, Yemi Giwa was on placement just like thousands of other second year student nurses across the country. With the disease spreading like wildfire, that particular placement was cancelled and all teaching was taken online. Then a new opportunity presented itself. One that would require her to support the NHS … More COVID-19: Opting in to a placement on a covid-positive ward

COVID-19: How it’s affected our final year nurses

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United Kingdom, our third year Adult Nursing students were due to embark on their final placements before qualifying as registered nurses. With the pandemic putting a hold on all face to face teaching and the majority of placements across the University, our nursing students have been given the … More COVID-19: How it’s affected our final year nurses

Making a difference to young lives: My placement year with City Year

Mojib Ali is a BSc Psychology student who has recently finished his placement year with City Year in Mossfield Primary School. As an aspiring teacher, Mojib sought a placement in a school environment and he managed to achieve that by getting his application in early. Read on to find out why he chose City year, … More Making a difference to young lives: My placement year with City Year

A typical week on placement as a child nursing student

From treating different patients with varying illnesses to learning how to use specialised equipment, your time on placement as a student nurse is invaluable. Khadija Khatun is a third year Children’s Nursing student who has experienced a number of placements since starting at The University of Manchester in 2016. Currently undertaking a summer placement, Khadija … More A typical week on placement as a child nursing student

MA Social Work: Skills Preparation and Placements

In our short series on MA Social Work, we have covered everything from what it’s like to study from an international student’s perspective to the kinds of student support you’ll receive and even the University of Manchester’s reputation as a whole. Katherine Almond is about to enter her second and final year: in our fourth … More MA Social Work: Skills Preparation and Placements