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

The evolution of biosciences at Manchester

Laura Jimenez Burney is Genetics with Industrial Experience student at The University of Manchester and has seen first-hand how the University, and more specifically her course, has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past nine months. From the initial response of the course, to how it’s been since September, Laura discusses below every aspect … More The evolution of biosciences at Manchester

COVID-19: Volunteering in pathology during the pandemic

First year Biomedical Sciences student, Poppy Osman, is one of many volunteers who have helped the NHS immeasurably during the COVID-19 pandemic. For Poppy, the opportunity to help ease the burden on the NHS was the driving force behind her decision to volunteer, however, the fact that she’s been able to work in an area … More COVID-19: Volunteering in pathology during the pandemic

COVID-19: Turning potential negatives into positives

There is no doubt that all university students have been affected in some way by COVID-19 and its impact on our emotional wellbeing in particular cannot be underestimated. However, looking for solutions to these unavoidable issues is important. Below, Biomedical Sciences student Cansel Hashim lists four ways in which this crisis has taken its toll … More COVID-19: Turning potential negatives into positives

Scholarship Series: James Warman – Water polo and Biochemistry

In the latest instalment of our scholarship series, where the best athletic talents within the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester are showcased, we caught up with Biochemistry student and water polo player, James Warman… I started playing water polo at the age of 13. When I was 17, I was … More Scholarship Series: James Warman – Water polo and Biochemistry

The different roles within a pharmaceutical company

The pharmaceutical industry is jam-packed with a wide array of career paths and job opportunities for recent university graduates. Lois Kelman is a third-year Biochemistry with Industrial/Professional Experience student who has recently been on placement at a top biopharmaceutical company. Below, she goes through the different job roles available within a pharmaceutical company, demonstrating just … More The different roles within a pharmaceutical company

A summer spent volunteering in Cambodia

In July 2019, Emily Christopher graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology and had secured a place on the University’s Masters in Public Health programme. However, before starting her postgraduate degree, she took a trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia to volunteer on a public health programme. Read all about her … More A summer spent volunteering in Cambodia