Educational resources for teachers

We have several resources for teachers and careers advisers who want to encourage school pupils to take an interest in higher education and careers in biology, medicine and health.


Bioscience-themed online resources for school pupils and the public developed by researchers, lecturers, staff and students at Manchester to mark British Science Week. Learn more on the BioDiscovery page.

Fly Facility

Fruit flies, or drosophila, can be used as a modern teaching tool for science teachers for lessons on virtually every biology specification of the curriculum, using simple experiments or demonstrations. Find out more and discover resources on the Fly Facility website and droso4schools site.


The #IMADEIT project offers a resource to encourage bright students into studying medicine, no matter what their background.

We asked medical students and doctors from non-traditional backgrounds to give some helpful advice. There are a growing number of videos for potential medics on the #IMADEIT YouTube channel.

We have also created two videos specifically for teachers to explain how you can encourage and advise students with a potential to study medicine:

Learning with Lucy

Learning with Lucy is a global campaign from the University's Manchester Museum to educate primary school children about the critically endangered lemur leaf frog, which is one of the rarest frogs in the world.

The campaign includes resources such as videos and an activity booklet to help children learn about conservation. Links to these resources can be found on the Learning with Lucy page.

Museum of Medicine and Health

The Museum, which is based in the Faculty, is able to lend historical medical objects to local schools for GCSE students to learn about medicine through the ages.

Find out more about using the collection.

Study Healthcare

Our Study Healthcare programme is a series of live and pre-recorded online sessions aimed at Year 12 students who are interested in biology, chemistry and/or healthcare sciences.

These sessions are delivered by members of staff, current students and alumni from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health.

Other resources for Year 12 students are also available. Learn more on the healthcare choices page.

Unwrapped: Manchester Mummy 1770

Leading you through the study of an ancient Egyptian mummy, from the early days of the Manchester Mummy Project to the research still being carried out over 40 years later.

Learn about the life of Manchester Mummy 1770, what different study methods tell us about ancient populations and how we are still learning from Mummy 1770 today.

Visit: Unwrapped: Manchester Mummy 1770

With Women book

With Women is a book about midwives from Black and Asian communities. It is being sent to every school across Greater Manchester in a bid to promote midwifery as a career choice and to help diversify the midwifery workforce. 

The book has been developed by student midwives from the University and young people from Loreto High School in collaboration with the NHS.

View an electronic version of the book: With Women (PDF)