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Dissertation Difficulties

The large focus of third year is always the dissertation which takes up the majority of the second semester. You’ll be thinking about which supervisor you’re going to apply for from the summer going into the third year and constantly developing your research and writing skills as to be ready for the real deal. When …

Mental health in a global pandemic

Hey there! I’m Susan and I’m a 2nd year MPT student who also happens to be one of your welfare representatives, and what a role that has been. Given the global pandemic and multiple lockdowns, student mental health has been an all time low and it’s been one of my jobs to support fellow students …

How to balance work and study

Hi everyone! I’m Eleanor, a first year MPT student who is still settling into all aspects of university life. I’ll be sharing the most helpful advice that I have acquired over the years on how to not let your job interfere with your studies. I’ve been working since I was 15 for various reasons (whether …

5 Top Tips on how to ace your job application

Hi everyone, I’m Becky, a third year MPT student, who is currently applying for post graduate job positions. In this blog post I will be discussing my top 5 tips that you can use to enhance your job application, highlighting what you need to include in your CV, cover letter and how to win over …

Considering a Gap Year?

Hi everyone! I’m Emma and after my final year of MPT, I will be embarking on a gap year while I apply for graduate courses. Before Covid I never planned on taking a gap year – my plan was to apply for a graduate entry medicine (GEM) course back-to-back with finishing my MPT degree, but …

MPT and applying to GEM

I’m Jonny, a third-year MPT student and more importantly for the purpose of this blog, someone trying to get onto a graduate entry medicine (GEM) scheme. I’ll run you through my decision to study medicine, what I’ve done to prove to medical schools that I want to be a doctor and what stage my application …

Taking MPT to an MDT – Interprofessional Collaborative Workshop

In the current Covid-19 climate it is hard to remember how 2020 started off, however like any year, there are memorable moments of Uni life worth reminiscing over. One such event was participating in the Interprofessional Learning Event last February where, as a second year (Part I) MPT Student, I had the opportunity to collaborate …

Susan Manoharan: MPT Alumni Profile

We recently caught up with Susan Manoharan, one of our Medical Physiology and Therapeutics (MPT) alumni from 2015, to get an look into what her experience was like at Nottingham and what she’s gone on to do after graduating. Why did you choose to study MPT at Nottingham? I chose to study at the University …

Space Biology, Worms, and MPT

Over at the Royal Derby Hospital, home to our MPT course, there’s some very unique research happening. Professor of Space Biology, Nathaniel Szewczyk, is part of a team that studies why muscle is lost in various clinical situations. This includes muscle disease, confinement to bed, getting diseases associated with getting older, and even spaceflight. They …

Getting out there: My experiences at a Physiology Young Life Scientist’s Symposium

In November 2019 I attended the Neuroscience of Energy Balance 2019 in Manchester as a student member of the Physiological Society: This membership is possible being enrolled BSc Medical Physiology and Therapeutics course. It was a great opportunity to apply what I had learnt in my year 2 neuroscience lectures, to network with top researchers …