Radiography News

Well it’s been a while since our last post as all is very busy over the January assessment period at university. However, we haven’t let the grass grow, so to speak. Here’s a flavour of our successes since the last blog… PhD successes We are pleased to announce that Raed Ali and Sam Bird have…

Optimax 2016 research training

By Rob Hogg-Thompson, University College London Being the son of one of the founding members of the OPTIMAX summer school, I’ve been to every edition since its birth in 2012. Until this year, I’d never been with the intention of taking part. Rather I went because my dad would have an apartment in a desirable…

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…

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…

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…

Tweeting Student

  Third year student Hannah Kearsley has taken to Twitter to enhance her learning and professional networking. In fact her engagement has been so awesome she was recently highlighted as a ‘top mentioned tweeter’ in March’s #medradjclub Here Hannah tells us why she believes Twitter is an important tool for students and qualified radiographers alike….