Making a difference through nursing after my Manchester degree

For BNurs Adult Nursing graduate and lifelong Mancunian Adam Mellor, ensuring the people of Manchester have access to the very best healthcare services has always been his greatest ambition. Here, he talks about studying at Manchester, his job on a busy surgical assessment ward at Stepping Hill Hospital, and what it has been like to … More Making a difference through nursing after my Manchester degree

Ten things I wish I knew before I became a student nurse

Yemi Giwa is a third-year Nursing Student who has experienced a lot during her degree so far. The added element of being on placement during a global pandemic certainly wasn’t in the course description but it’s an experience that thousands of student nurses across the country will hopefully benefit from. Even before COVID-19 sent shockwaves … More Ten things I wish I knew before I became a student nurse

The importance of mental health as a student nurse

The discussion around mental health has certainly got louder in recent years and rightly so when you consider that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England. This week, that discussion continued with Suicide Prevention Day occurring on Thursday 10 September. With that in mind, Mental … More The importance of mental health as a student nurse

COVID-19: Student nursing through the pandemic

Adult Nursing graduate David Rothwell was part of the final year nursing cohort who helped to combat COVID-19 during the first wave of the deadly pandemic in the UK. Below, he provides some brilliant insight in to what life was like as a student nurse during those horrendous first few months…  I first heard of … More COVID-19: Student nursing through the pandemic

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

COVID-19: Looking after your mental wellbeing during lockdown

As the UK starts to take measures to combat the COVID-19 virus, it’s important to look after your physical health; however, the severity of the situation may also have an impact on your mental health. As a result, we’ve asked mental health nursing student Jessica Manning to provide a few quickfire mental wellbeing tips for … More COVID-19: Looking after your mental wellbeing during lockdown

Suicide prevention – The Mental Health Nursing perspective

Mental Health Nursing student Jess Manning wants to help and support those who are going through a difficult period in their lives, and she’s learning how best to do that at The University of Manchester. One topic that every mental health nurse must look at is suicide. Below, Jess talks us through how she deals … More Suicide prevention – The Mental Health Nursing perspective