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…