The show’s on the road!

The Radiography Rad-Show is the name of a student-led initiative road show that recently started touring the North West of England, with the aim to raise awareness of diagnostic radiography. Presenters speak about the responsibilities and duties of a radiographer, the expected salary, qualifications needed and also their experiences as students. The Rad-Show has been…

Dr Leslie Robinson retires

By Professor Peter Hogg Leslie, a Reader in the Directorate of Radiography, University of Salford, will retire at the beginning of January. Leslie qualified as a diagnostic radiographer in 1983. She went onto gain a post graduate certificate in CT, an MSc in MR and finally a Doctorate of Education. Leslie was involved in a…

2018 Careers Event Launch

“Your Career –Your Choice” 2nd & 3rd Year Radiography Careers Event This annual event invites local and regional NHS trusts and the private sector to talk to our students.  Enabling employers to showcase their services and appeal to potential future employees as well as helping students to make informed decisions about their employment opportunities. If…

Asante sana Tanzania!

Natalie Nash one of our year 3 students tell us about her elective placement experience in Tanzania.     Excitement, apprehension and fear are just a few of the emotions I felt as I boarded my flight to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to complete a 3-week radiography placement I had arranged through Work the World. …

Director moves on

Today saw the end of an era for the University of Salford’s Directorate of Radiography. Professor Julie Nightingale, who has managed the team for approximately 12 years is moving on to pastures new. Julie will be taking up her new post within the Diagnostic Imaging department at Sheffield Hallam University next week. Leslie took the…

Salford students undertake innovative research

Shaun Dorey one of our first year BSc (Hons) radiography students tell us about research looking at the use of smart glasses with fellow student Lucinda Gray.   When did you become interested in research? I first discovered I had a great passion for research during the final year of my first degree whilst working…

OPTIMAX 2017: 5th International Research Summer School is yet another Success!

This year OPTIMAX was hosted by Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway, during July and August 2017. This was the 5th rendition of OPTIMAX and to date 189 students and 65 tutors from 12 countries have participated in it. The purpose of OPTIMAX is to give radiography students a chance to participate in multinational team-based…

Making a difference: Why I volunteer

Michael Allen one of our 1st Year Diagnostic Radiography students, tells us about his experiences of being a volunteer for the Nationwide Association of Blood Bikes who courier medical supplies around the country. So how did this all come about? If you had asked me to become a volunteer 5 years ago, I probably would…

Radiography research

Staff and student research success at the University of Salford Diagnostic Radiography