Scheme of the Semester: MDAS

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I’m Sophie, a recent University of Manchester graduate who now works as an intern in in the Access and Success Team! I’m from a Widening Participation (WP) background myself, and it's so interesting and exciting to see how the team works from the other side. I wanted to give an overview of the Manchester Distance Access Scheme, or MDAS, particularly with the perspective of someone who studied a humanities subject, since I’m a history graduate myself.

University: Explained- The Differences Between College and University

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Hello and welcome back to another blog post in our series ‘University: Explained’. New intern Faryal will be talking through the similarities and differences between College and University, including things such as cost, lessons and extracurricular activities.

University: Explained- Open Days

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Hello and welcome back to another blog post in our series ‘University: Explained’. Today we’ll be finding out more about University Open Days. You may have already heard about Open Days or been told by your teachers to go to some. However, what are Open Days? How do they help you prepare for applying to university? Is it worth travelling across the country to attend Open Days? We’ll be answering these questions and more in this blog post!

Study the Student: Aaliyah Riaz

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In the first post in our new series 'Study the Student', we talk to First Year Medicine student, Aaliyah Riaz about all things university and taking part in the Manchester Access Programme. Read on to find out more about Aaliyah's favourite things about studying Medicine, plans for the future and how MAP helped in preparing Aaliyah for university. There will also be some really helpful tips and advice for current GCSE and A Level/BTEC students on how to start researching and preparing for university and how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing whilst studying.

Scheme of the Semester: Pathways to Law

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Happy New Year! We're back for another Scheme of the Semester! This time we're discussing all things 'Pathways to Law'- a two year scheme aimed at students interested in an education and career in law. Read on to find out more about the scheme, its benefits and who is eligible.

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.

(Mini) Scheme of the Semester: Unibuddy

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It's that time of year again! A new semester means a new Scheme of the Semester post, but this time I've decided to switch it up a little. Read more to find out about the Unibuddy chat platform and how it can help you in finding out more about coming to study at university.

An Introduction

Hi everyone, I am the new Access Manchester/MDAS intern, Nikki! This blog post is just a quick introduction to myself and also a rundown of what blog posts and series I am hoping to start (and continue!) over the next year.