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. …

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…

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 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…