CRUK Manchester Centre PhD Training Schemes

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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.

Introduction to Our PhD Training Programmes

Dr Georgina Binnie-Wright, Postgraduate Programme Manager, introduces the CRUK Manchester Centre PhD Training Scheme and the MCRC training environment, and provides an overview of our PhD programmes. Click on the image to watch the video (00:16:25).

Introduction to Our PhD Training Programmes - Dr Georgina Binnie-Wright

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).

Leeds-Manchester Clinical Research Training Fellowship - Dr Jim Zhong
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

Non-Clinical PhD Studentship

Alis Hales, an ACED Non-Clinical Student, provides an overview of her PhD studies in Manchester and recommendations for prospective PhD students. Click on the image to watch the video (00:08:45).

Non-Clinical PhD Studentship - Alis Hales
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.

Alis Hales

ACED Non-Clinical Student

MB-PhD

Nadin Hawwash, an MB-PhD Student, provides an overview of her PhD studies in Manchester and recommendations for prospective PhD students (00:08:03).

MB-PhD - Nadin Hawwash
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.

Nadin Hawwash

MB-PhD Student

Find out more…

Find out more about our CRUK Manchester Centre PhD training opportunities currently accepting applications to commence in 2022.

CRUK Manchester Centre training opportunities

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