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Healthcare subjects

Our Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester works with schools and colleges across the region, offering a range of activities with the aim of raising awareness and interest in healthcare subjects. These are for primary, secondary, and college students. Some of our activities are targeted to specific schools or students.

Example activities include:

  • Doctors and Nurses Day;
  • Pharmacists and Medics in Primary Schools;
  • Discover Days for Year 12 students;
  • What do Psychological Scientists Do?;
  • Animal Research Days.

To ask us about our Healthcare activities, or to be added to our mailing list for upcoming events for students and teachers, email our schools and colleges team.


There are a number of resources that may be useful for teachers in schools, both created by The University of Manchester and relevant partner organisations. 


The #IMADEIT project offers a resource to encourage bright students into studying medicine, no matter what their background.

Our Division of Medical Education asked medical students and doctors from non-traditional backgrounds to give some helpful advice. There are a growing number of videos for potential medics on the #IMADEIT YouTube channel.

They have also created two videos specifically for teachers to explain how you can encourage and advise students with a potential to study medicine:

Greater Manchester Higher Healthcare videos

Greater Manchester Higher is a collaboration of universities and further education colleges from across Greater Manchester, who are working together to provide high quality outreach activities for local schools and colleges as part of the HEFCE funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme.

As part of the project GMH has developed some videos about Healthcare careers:

Visit their website to find more information about Greater Manchester Higher.

Biological Sciences Resources for Teachers

Colleagues in Biological Sciences delivered a Teachers Summer School for teachers of Biology at Key Stage 4 and 5 from 2014 to 2016. The teaching resources from these summer schools are available to download from the link below:

Greater Manchester NHS Careers and Engagement Hub

The Hub is aimed at improving the information and support available to people who are looking for careers opportunities in the NHS throughout the region.

Hosted at CMFT, the Hub is funded by Health Education North West and delivered in partnership with other NHS Trusts in Greater Manchester, The University of Manchester and a wide variety of stakeholders. The Hub provides a unique opportunity for local people, schools, colleges, education and training providers and employment support organisations to find out more about the educational and employment opportunities offered within the NHS. It also provides information about NHS careers, signposts enquiries and coordinates staff involvement and presence at local careers and engagement events.

To find out more information visit the engagement hub website.

Medical Schools Council

These resources are aimed at careers advisers and teachers who are supporting applicants to medical school. The series is called A journey to medicine. It starts with the considerations to make before application, including work experience and course types. From there it goes through the processes of the application itself and how to understand entry requirements. Finally it offers advice for the interview and on what to do when results are received, whether it is good news or otherwise or time to think of alternatives.

The five booklets in ‘A journey to medicine’ are: 

For more general information visit the Journery to Medicine series webpages.

Health Education England

Health Education England have developed a number of resources about careers in Healthcare: