We work with schools and colleges – both locally and nationally – to inspire the next generation of doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals.

We aim to highlight educational opportunities to pupils from a widening participation background, as well as bringing attention to the many careers in biology, medicine and health that pupils might not be aware of.

We do this through talks, school visits and loaning artefacts from the Museum of Medicine and Health to local schools to use in their teaching. We also have a growing list of educational resources that teachers can use in the classroom.

We also welcome school pupils into an academic setting for open days, events and field trips. For aspiring local pupils in areas with low progression rate to higher education, we encourage applications to the Manchester Access Programme (MAP).

Being the first of my family to even think about going to university, I didn’t even know how to apply, never mind succeed in higher education! MAP gave me the confidence to apply to study Biology. Now I work for a biotechnology company and still use the same skills I first began to learn through MAP.

Rory Platt / MAP student and Biology graduate