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Teachers and careers advisers

Help to support your students interested in studying biology, medicine and health related courses at university.

We’ve put together some useful resources that cover all of the considerations involved in choosing a degree course and putting together a strong application.

The information is relevant to all UK universities, although The University of Manchester has been used as an example.

We’re also running a number of online events in October and November for anyone thinking of applying to university.

This short YouTube animation describes the biology, medicine and health subjects on offer to your students.

Deciding to study at university

We’ve created a checklist of things to consider when choosing a university.

Choosing the right course

Choosing a course can be a difficult decision. There is so much to consider, from course content to the careers your degree could lead to.

Check out our guide on courses in biology, medicine and health to discover what’s on offer, careers and how to apply.

Standing out from the crowd

At Manchester we help students stand out from the crowd when they progress into employment.

Find out more about the ways our students can enhance their degree.

Online support for teachers and careers advisers

Throughout October and November, we’re hosting a range of weekly webinars, online lectures and podcasts to help your students explore their options within biology, medicine and health subjects.

These events will showcase the fantastic opportunities available to students and provide an understanding of what studying these subjects will involve.

Check out our live events or catch up on anything you’ve missed.

October

Saturday 3 OctoberUndergraduate virtual open day

Week commencing 5 October 2020

Monday 5 October

Time: 8am

Event: Student Perspective Podcast

Title: Top 3 aspects of my course (Healthcare)

Three current students from The University of Manchester’s healthcare degrees each discuss their three favourite aspects of their course.

 

Time: 9am

Event: Teachers and Career Advisers Webinar

The session will cover the degree options within Biology, Medicine and Health-related subjects and provide advice on submitting a good application. This will be relevant for applications to any UK universities.

Tuesday 6 October

Time: 4pm

Event: Student Journey Webinar

Title: Choosing the right course: Biology-related programmes

Wednesday 7 October

* POSTPONED until 25 November *

Title: Where do we come from? By Professor Matthew Cobb

Professor Matthew Cobb looks at our origins in Africa and how our relatives spread out across the globe, beginning around 70,000 years ago. The lecture focuses on genetic evidence showing how all humans are related, how at one point our population declined to about 15,000 people – the size of a small town, and how when we arrived in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, we mated with other kinds of human, such as the Neanderthals. Our view of human evolution has changed completely in the last decade, thanks to our ability to isolate and sequence ancient DNA. This lecture summarises that knowledge and explores what it is to be human.

Friday 9 October

Time: 11am to 2pm

Event: Zoom appointments

Are you currently thinking about which subject you would like to study at university? Book a 10 minute appointment with a UOM representative to discuss your options.

Week commencing 12 October 2020

Monday 12 October

Time: 8am

Event: Student Perspective Podcast

Title: Top 3 aspects of my course (Bioscience)

Three current students from The University of Manchester’s bioscience degrees each discuss their three favourite aspects of their course.

Tuesday 13 October

Time: 4pm

Event: Student Journey Webinar

Title: Choosing the right course: Healthcare programmes

 

Wednesday 14 October

* POSTPONED until 2 December *

Times: 11am & 4pm

Event: Explore Biology, Medicine and Health lecture series - registration required.

Title: Why Can’t Computers Think Like Us? By Dr Bo Yao

In this lecture, Dr Bo Yao will outline the similarities and differences between a human brain and a computer in order to highlight the unique characteristics of human cognition. He will then introduce some of the advanced methods scientists use to study human cognition and how you can study these topics at university.

Friday 16 October

Time: 11am to 2pm

Event: Zoom appointments

Are you currently thinking about which subject you would like to study at university? Book a 10 minute appointment with a UOM representative to discuss your options.

Make an appointment

Week commencing 19 October 2020

Monday 19 October

Time: 8am

Event: Student Perspective Podcast

Title: Top 3 decisions beyond your choice of subject

Three current students on biology, medicine and health-related degrees each discuss the top three things you should consider in addition to your choice of subject when applying to university.

Tuesday 20 October

Time: 4pm

Event: Student Journey Webinar

Title: University of Manchester Biology and Healthcare course requirements

Friday 23 October

Time: 11am to 2pm

Event: Zoom appointments

Are you currently thinking about which subject you would like to study at university? Book a 10 minute appointment with a UOM representative to discuss your options.

Make an appointment

Week commencing 26 October 2020

Monday 26 October

Time: 8am

Event: Student Perspective Podcast

Title: Top 3 tips for submitting a good application

Three current students on biology, medicine and health-related degrees each discuss the top three things you should consider in addition to your choice of subject when applying to university

Tuesday 27 October

Time: 4pm

Event: Student Journey Webinar

Title: Parent guide: Supporting young people through their UCAS application

Wednesday 28 October

Times: 11am & 4pm

Event: Explore Biology, Medicine and Health lecture series - registration required.

Friday 30 October

Time: 11am to 2pm

Event: Zoom appointments

Are you currently thinking about which subject you would like to study at university? Book a 10 minute appointment with a UOM representative to discuss your options.

Make an appointment

November

Week commencing 2 November 2020

Monday 2 November

Time: 8am

Event: Student Perspective Podcast

Title: A career in healthcare

Two former students from The University of Manchester discuss how their studies helped them to progress into their career in healthcare.

Tuesday 3 November

Time: 4pm

Event: Student Journey Webinar

Title: Careers in healthcare

Wednesday 4 November

Time: 11am  & 4pm

Event: Explore Biology, Medicine and Health lecture series - registration required.

Title: What does hearing have to do with COVID-19? By Dr Gaby Saunders

What does hearing have to do with COVID-19? A lot - although you probably haven’t heard that. For example, can you imagine how it would be if you had hearing loss and needed to ask the mask-wearing shop assistant for information? Or how would you cope if your doctor suggested a phone appointment instead of being seen at the surgery? In this talk, Dr Gaby Saunders will use the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss how important hearing and communication are in our daily lives and how this affects the work of healthcare professionals such as audiologists.

Friday 6 November

Time: 11am to 2pm

Event: Zoom appointments

Are you currently thinking about which subject you would like to study at university? Book a 10 minute appointment with a UOM representative to discuss your options.

Make an appointment

Week commencing 9 November 2020

Monday 9 November

Time: 8am

Event: Student Perspective Podcast

Title: A career in bioscience

Two former students from The University of Manchester discuss how their studies helped them to progress into their career in the biosciences.

Tuesday 10 November

Time: 4pm

Event: Student Journey Webinar

Title: Careers in Bioscience

Wednesday 11 November

Times: 11am & 4pm

Event: Explore Biology, Medicine and Health lecture series

Title: Viruses: What are they and where are they from?

In this lecture, Professor Nicky High will introduce the biology behind viruses and explore their evolutionary origins, including their relationship to humans. She will then outline several examples of how scientists and society as a whole have responded to viruses – including the COVID-19 pandemic - before discussing some of the latest virology research.

Friday 13 November

Time: 11am to 2pm

Event: Zoom appointments

Are you currently thinking about which subject you would like to study at university? Book a 10 minute appointment with a UOM representative to discuss your options.

Make an appointment

Week commencing 16 November 2020

Monday 16 November

Time: 8am

Event: Student Perspective Podcast

Title: Top 3 tips for a successful interview

Three Medicine students at The University of Manchester discuss their experiences of the MMI interview and share their top 3 personal tips.

Tuesday 17 November

Time: 4pm

Event: Student Journey Webinar

Title: Preparing for Multiple Mini Interview and online interviews

Wednesday 18 November

Times: 11am & 4pm

Event: Explore Biology, Medicine and Health lecture series

Title: Bugs ‘n’ Drugs: An overview of antimicrobial resistance. By Dr David Allison

Society faces the real prospect of a future without antibiotics, as 70% of the world’s bacteria have developed resistance to them. Indeed, it is estimated that by the year 2050 over 50 million people will die due to untreatable, common infections - far more than are killed by cancer. In this lecture, Dr David Allison will introduce this global issue and discuss the possible solutions.

Friday 20 November

Time: 11am to 2pm

Event: Zoom appointments

Are you currently thinking about which subject you would like to study at university? Book a 10 minute appointment with a UOM representative to discuss your options.

Make an appointment

Week commencing 23 November 2020

Wednesday 25 November

Time: 11am & 4pm

Event: Explore Biology, Medicine and Health lecture series - registration required.

Title: Where do we come from? By Professor Matthew Cobb

Professor Matthew Cobb looks at our origins in Africa and how our relatives spread out across the globe, beginning around 70,000 years ago. The lecture focuses on genetic evidence showing how all humans are related, how at one point our population declined to about 15,000 people – the size of a small town, and how when we arrived in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, we mated with other kinds of human, such as the Neanderthals. Our view of human evolution has changed completely in the last decade, thanks to our ability to isolate and sequence ancient DNA. This lecture summarises that knowledge and explores what it is to be human.

Friday 27 November

Time: 11am to 2pm

Event: Zoom appointments

Are you currently thinking about which subject you would like to study at university? Book a 10 minute appointment with a UOM representative to discuss your options.

Make an appointment

Week commencing 30 November 2020

Wednesday 2 December

Time: 11am & 4pm

Event: Explore Biology, Medicine and Health lecture series - registration required.

Title: Why Can’t Computers Think Like Us? By Dr Bo Yao

In this lecture, Dr Bo Yao will outline the similarities and differences between a human brain and a computer in order to highlight the unique characteristics of human cognition. He will then introduce some of the advanced methods scientists use to study human cognition and how you can study these topics at university.

Book your own event

We also run regular sessions for schools and colleges on choosing a course, careers in healthcare or biosciences, and social responsibility.

Register your interest here and we’ll get in touch with you to discuss your requirements.

Contact us

Biology, medicine and health course enquiries

Tel: +44 (0)161 275 1833
Email: recruitment.fbmh@manchester.ac.uk


General undergraduate enquiries

Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 2077
Email: study@manchester.ac.uk