Research the Researcher: Matt Perry

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In the third instalment of our 'Research the Researcher' series, we speak to PhD Student in Political Philosophy and ultra-marathon runner, Matt, about his research into human and animal rights and his journey into postgraduate research.

Cracking the Course: The CAHAE Subjects

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Join us for the first blog post in the new series: Cracking the Course. Here we discuss all things Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology and how they might be more accessible degree options than you think! We also have a great Q&A with Egyptology lecturer Dr Nicky Nielsen to discuss the courses in more detail.

Student finance: in real life

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Part 5 of our 'Student finance: in real life' series is here! We speak to Lizzie in this instalment, who graduated from The University of Manchester in 2017 with a BSc in Psychology. Lizzie found applying for student finance "really confusing" but it "didn't cause her as much stress as she thought it would" during her student days. She's now a Trainee Clinical Psychologist for the NHS and says uni was definitely a good investment for lots of reasons - click to find out more!

A History of Widening Participation

In this post, we speak with the University's Head of Widening Participation (WP) and Outreach Stephanie Lee about all things widening participation. She gives us a history of WP initiatives at UoM and how these have developed since 2003, as well as telling us about some of her favourite moments during her time at the University. Click to enter into a world of WP!

Research the Researcher: Jack Sharpen

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In this instalment of our 'Research the Researcher' series, we speak to the brilliant Jack. Jack is a Postgraduate Researcher within the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology (how cool?!) as well as a WP Fellow, and talks to us about his journey into research from the Wirral to Manchester, with a stop-off in Sweden on the way.

Student finance: in real life

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In the third instalment of the series, we ask Chloe, a University of Manchester graduate who now works as a Community Engagement Lead at the West Midlands Combined Authority, for her thoughts on student finance. Chloe was one of the first students to experience the tuition fee increase from £3,000 to £9,000 a year, but (spoiler alert!) she still thinks university was one of the "best decisions" she's ever made! Click to find out more.

Research the Researcher: Charlotte Mellor

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NEW SERIES ALERT! 'Research the Researcher' is an interview feature that asks academics and postgraduate students (don't worry - we'll go over what this means in the blog post!) from widening participation backgrounds to speak about their journey into the world of research. Today we're talking to Charlotte Mellor, a Cancer Research UK-funded PhD student who previously participated in the Manchester Access Programme and studied Medical Biochemistry at The University of Manchester.