CRUK Manchester Centre PhD Training Schemes
As part of the University of Manchester PhD Welcome week, our PhD programme leads and current PhD students provide an overview of CRUK Manchester Centre PhD Training Schemes. Learn more about our PhD programmes in Manchester, experiences of our current students, and top tips for prospective PhD students below.
Leeds-Manchester Clinical Research Training Fellowship
Dr Jim Zhong, a Leeds-Manchester Clinical Research Training Fellow based at The University of Leeds, provides an overview of his PhD studies in Manchester and recommendations for prospective PhD students. Click on the image to watch the video (00:10:21).
Why consider the Leeds-Manchester Clinical Research Training Fellowship scheme? You're working across two very large cancer centres and world-class academic institutions, and that opens up a host of opportunities to do pre-clinical research translational research and clinical studies as well. You're exposed to lots of unique cancer treatments in radiation oncology - so The Christie with the Proton Beam Centre with MR linac and unique treatment options. This opens up unique research questions that you can answer.
Dr Jim Zhong
Leeds-Manchester Clinical Research Training Fellow
The strong links of The Christie hospital are really useful for non-clinical PhD students: primary tissue is really hard to come by (it's like precious gold!) and so having links to clinicians is fantastic because it gives you the ability to get hold of this primary tissue that can really enhance the impact of your research.
ACED Non-Clinical Student
I definitely think one of the best things I did at the time was speak to my supervisor and tell him about my research interests and my general career trajectory. I think that one of the main things when it comes to choosing your supervisors is making sure you've chosen someone that you're going to be able to work with during the next three or four years.