How I went from being a food allergy sufferer to researching food allergy at Manchester

Suffering with intense food allergies growing up can be difficult. You are often left wondering why you are different to the majority of other people when it comes to lunch time snacks and evening meals. Final year MSci Genetics student, Ayah Wafi, had these experiences growing up and became curious as to why she had … More How I went from being a food allergy sufferer to researching food allergy at Manchester

COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

The final year of your degree is meant to culminate in celebration and reward but before all that comes deadlines, placements and hard work. This year, another hurdle has presented itself that our students must overcome. Below, final year Optometry student, Hajra Sattar discusses the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on her final … More COVID-19: How it’s affected final year Optometry students

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: 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

COVID-19: How it’s affected Speech and Language Therapy at Manchester

First year Speech and Language Therapy student, Charlotte Alcock, explains below how the coronavirus pandemic has affected her studies. From new ways of learning and changes in assessments to zoom meetings with lecturers, Charlotte and the rest of the cohort have had a lot of adjusting to do over the past couple of months… Online … More COVID-19: How it’s affected Speech and Language Therapy at Manchester

Welcome Week: Cramming everything in is no Small feat!

Edward Small is a 4th-year dental student and a student ambassador for the BDS Dentistry course. Although it’s been a few years since he was a ‘fresher’ back in 2016, Welcome Week is by no means just for first-years. Students from all year groups get involved with helping you settle into the city, your accommodation, … More Welcome Week: Cramming everything in is no Small feat!

Placement Perspectives: ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…’

In a new series of blogs entitled, ‘Placement Perspectives’, we take a look at how some of our Bioscience students who have elected to do a year of industrial/professional experience are getting on. We got in touch with Lydia Grimshaw, who is now in the third year of her BSc in Zoology, to see how she’s been enjoying her chosen … More Placement Perspectives: ‘Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside…’

Simulation in Speech & Language Therapy

We recently sat down with the some students and staff from BSc Speech & Language Therapy to discuss the new teaching methods that have been introduced to the curriculum: these range from wider clinical skills sessions and discussions, to acting out real-life scenarios in brand new simulation suites. Here’s what Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow, Emma Ormerod had … More Simulation in Speech & Language Therapy

Placement Perspectives: Make university an adventure with Industrial Experience

Jodie Lilley is a third year studying Biology with Industrial Experience programme, and whilst currently on placement abroad at Lund University in Sweden, she is already looking toward the next horizon. Take a look how she plans to carry on expanding her university adventure… My area of research here at Lund University is evolutionary ecology … More Placement Perspectives: Make university an adventure with Industrial Experience