Preparing our bright new students for a career in radiography

Welcome to the 2016 cohort! Thanks to our wonderful admissions team (Rob Higgins and Emma Dodd) the BSc (hons) Diagnostic Programme at Salford can’t be accused of failing to attract students. Maybe it’s our fantastic facilities or our World Class Research or maybe word has got out that our NSS scores have just gone through…

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…

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…

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…

5 Great tips for new ‘rad grads’ (from someone who knows!)

Baruch Videan, Senior Radiographer from Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust graduated from the University of Salford  BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Imaging programme in 2012. Here, reflecting on his own experience, he offers 5 handy tips to our new graduates Congratulations! Now you’re qualified. All those assignments and assessments are behind you and you are…

…and the results are in! A resounding victory for Toots.

Last week I blogged that one of our number was up for the VC Distinguished Teaching Award. Well he’s only gone and won. We’re so proud. Here Prof Hogg gets serious about Andrew Tootell’s fantastic achievement. Over to you prof… On 8th June Andrew received the Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for the academic year…