My second year nursing placement in a community setting

The Adult Nursing degree at Manchester involves students undertaking a number of placements over three years in both hospital and community settings. Second-year student, Adelyn Gumbo, has recently finished a community placement with band 6 Active Case Managers (ACMs) in Gorton and Levenshulme. The placement was a real head-turner for Adelyn and was an experience … More My second year nursing placement in a community setting

Being on placement during a CQC inspection

Second year Nursing student, Florence Pownall, has recently returned from a placement where she was visited by The Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC is an independent regulator which inspects all health and social care services in England to determine whether certain facilities are meeting the required standards or not. Below, Florence gives us an … More Being on placement during a CQC inspection

Returning to Ghana on a solo humanitarian mission

Hannah Jefferson is a recent Nursing graduate from the University of Manchester who is currently working as an A&E Nurse at a busy hospital in Manchester. As part of her studies at Manchester she conducted a placement in Ghana and became so touched by the Ghanaian people that she made it her aim to return once … More Returning to Ghana on a solo humanitarian mission

Week in the life of a 4th year Pharmacy student

Fourth year Pharmacy student, Nita Shabrina may only be a few months in to her final year as an undergraduate at the University of Manchester, but the end is already in sight. With exams, placements, lectures and presentations all playing a part in her jam packed week, it’s testament to Nita that she find time … More Week in the life of a 4th year Pharmacy student

Zoology placement South Africa: my year on (what looks like!) Mars

Jennifer Thomson, Bsc Zoology with Industrial Experience student, is coming towards the end of her placement year in South Africa. Its involved tough working hours, 45 degree heat, and little contact with friends and family back home. On the face of it, Jennifer’s’ placement sounds like an ordeal, however, it’s quite the opposite – she’s dreading coming … More Zoology placement South Africa: my year on (what looks like!) Mars