Inspiring learning by linking research with teaching

By Rob Higgins, Lecturer at the University of Salford. I have been involved with the development and running of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) at the University of Salford for the past 4 years.  RiTe is a unique learning activity that combines research and teaching to facilitate the understanding of key concepts of radiographic theory…

Our Tweeting student is now a fully-fledged radiographer

Earlier in the year I reported on how third year student, Hannah Kearsley, had embraced the world of Twitter and Social Media to network with other professionals. Now, having qualified, she’s back  again sharing her reflections on how it feels to be a fully-fledged radiographer. My transition from student to newly qualified radiographer After being…

Four amazing experiences of the Optimax Summer School

  As reported last month, the well-regarded three-week summer school, OPTIMAX, is in its fourth year of running. Here, Rob Thompson, 3rd year student from University College London, reports on the perceptions of some of the participants. Optimax is comprised of team-based research to investigate real world research questions within medical imaging, giving students from…

Radiography research successes

Exam success These last few weeks we have seen an amazing run of success from our post graduate students: Tracy O’Regan, Ali Mohammed and Sadeq Al-Murshedi have all passed their Interim Assessment examinations (1st stage of PhD/prof Doc) Olanrewaju (Olan) Lawal and Ahmed Abdullah have both passed their Internal Examination (end of year two PhD)….

Optimax 2016: 20 tutors, 38 students and 11 nations

This weekend 20 tutors and 38 students are winging their way to the University of Salford from 7 different European countries to take part in the annual Optimax summer school. However, including their own international students, they will represent 11 different nations including: Portugal; Iraq; Ireland; the Netherlands; Norway; Brazil; South Africa; Sweden; Switzerland; Vietnam…

Early career research successes

Dr Claire Mercer and Dr Lucy Walton in the Directorate of Radiography at the University of Salford have both recently been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Research Scholarship This one-year scheme offers focused support to promising early career researchers joining the University. Both researchers are using their scholarships to progress breast research within the University…

Graduation: one student’s journey

Thursday saw our wonderful 3rd years celebrate 3 years of hard work and success at their graduation ceremony. One student, Omid Behi BSc (Hons), reflects below on the wider issues that have impacted his journey during those three years and the value of cohort friendships and support. My journey through the course has been a…

Diagnostic Radiography students bid farewell

Graduation: the highlight of the year On Thursday we will be all dressing up in our finery to formally celebrate our third years’ graduation at the wonderful Lowry Theatre at Salford Quays. However, no matter how resplendent this annual celebration is, all in the Radiography Directorate at Salford enjoy our own informal badge ceremony a…

Radiography staff successes

Last month we reported the success of Andrew Tootell in being awarded the Vice Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award. Well we’ve had more staff successes to celebrate which we’d love to share with you if you’ll allow us a little self-indulgence: MA with Distinction Joanne Ashworth was awarded her MA (with distinction) Clinical Education, awarded by…

Symposium mammographicum: a triumph

Symposium mammographicum: Claire Mercer My very first Symposium Mammographicum conference was in 2000 when I was a trainee mammographer. Since that date, every 2 years, I have presented a poster, had proffered papers or been an invited speaker within this international conference. The conference is an excellent way to catch up with mammography and physics…

Our cover boy’s story

We get our students involved in lots of extra-curricular activities: research, admissions and interviews, mentoring and modeling. Yes modeling. Here we ask our cover boy, Kieran Stancombe, how it feels to be one of the ‘faces’ of Radiography at Salford. Kieran steals the limelight whilst Omid Behi is relegated to ‘extra’ Model Student “I volunteered…