Talks for secondary

These talks have been specifically designed with secondary students in mind.

We'll continue to add to these resources over time. 

Discovering humanities

Hear from Charlotte Hoyland, one our PhD students about the benefits of studying Humanities degrees.

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Why study Biological Sciences?

Hear from some of our PhD students about what makes Biological Sciences an interesting subject to study. 

Jason Chu

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Katie Sadler

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Why study Business?

Charlotte Hoyland, one our PhD students, talks about the benefits of studying a Business degree. 

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Why study Chemistry?

James Beswick, a Chemistry and Biological Sciences PhD student, outlines the benefits of studying Chemistry. 

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Why study Modern Languages?

Alina McLellan, a PhD student in French and Linguistics, tells you why she chose to study Modern Languages as part of her undergraduate degree.

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Why study Linguistics?

Here Alina McLellan, a PhD student in French and Linguistics, discusses the benefits of studying Linguistics.

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Workshop: Fake news and chemophobia

James Beswick, a Chemistry and Biological Sciences PhD student, delivers a workshop on fake news and misunderstanding about the important roles chemicals play in our daily lives. 

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Workshop: Forensic linguistics

Alina McLellan delivers a workshop exploring forensic linguistics and how this process can help solve criminal cases.

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Understanding energy (KS4)

Zoe Cumberbatch, PhD student, has developed this workshop through which Zoe will help you find out about geology and energy. 

Additional resources: workshop guideenergy activity sheets, pipe cut-outs, energy definitions matching exercise

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Understanding Manchester’s social history

In this video, Adam Waddingham, a History PhD, student shares activities with you to help you understand the social history of Manchester, and the benefits of studying History.

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Understanding research in space

Ioana Mosneag, a PhD Student in Neuroscience usually researches drugs for stroke (brain attacks) and the blood vessels in the brain. But, she also has a passion for space medicine and has created a workshop to shar some of the amazing facts about space and research.

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Understanding rocks (KS3)

Zoe Cumberpatch, PhD Student, has developed this workshop through which Zoe will help you find out about different type of rocks and how they are formed.

Additional resources: Workshop guide.

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Understanding social marketing

Charlotte Hoyland, PhD candidate in our Alliance Manchester Business School, talks through students through a set of activities that outline what social marketing is and how it impacts your everyday life.

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