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.

Scheme of the semester: Manchester Access Programme

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Do you live or study in Greater Manchester? Are you a Year 12 student? Then read on, because you could be eligible for the Manchester Access Programme! We wanted to use this blog post to tell you a little bit more about what MAP is, what students really think of the programme, and give you some tips and tricks on mastering the MAPlication (see what we did there?) form.

How to focus on your future in the midst of a global pandemic

Looking for ways to keep yourself busy during the summer holidays? Click on this post for a variety of useful websites, online courses, and employability resources that aim to help you pass the hours AND focus on your future in this tricky time. Be productive, build your CV!