Abbey College Manchester announces latest higher education partner

Prospective medical students at Abbey College Manchester will learn valuable know-how from a new collaboration with the University of Buckingham

Would-be medical students at Abbey College Manchester are set to benefit from a new collaboration with a higher education partner.

The independent college will work with the University of Buckingham on its medicine diseases and society module in a bid to offer students inside knowledge of what is expected of a medical student and equip them with valuable sector know-how.

As part of the accredited course, the potential medics will explore current issues in healthcare, while developing their presenting, writing and debating skills. Subjects slated for discussion include the challenges facing the NHS and public health systems, the role of the media, and the social determinants of health. They will also look at the impact of behaviours and environment on health, together with the challenges facing doctors and other healthcare professionals.

The new partnership with the University of Buckingham is by no means Abbey College’s first cooperation with the higher education sector. Recently, a group of A-level students applying for art-based courses enjoyed a portfolio masterclass with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), ahead of a second session – scheduled to be held in the new year – in conjunction with an illustration student from the University of the West of England.

In a further tie-up with UCLan, sports students at Abbey College will be offered the opportunity to enjoy the university’s sports facilities whilst partaking in a variety of activities.

“We are delighted to announce yet another addition to our thriving collection of university partners,” said college principal, Liz Elam, ahead of her departure next month. “This exciting collaboration with the highly regarded University of Buckingham provides a unique prospect for aspiring medics here at Abbey College Manchester, and we look forward to seeing our students progress and benefit from this opportunity.

“Our university partnerships help our students to prepare for life at university, allowing them to discover more about the subjects they are interested in studying at a degree level, while also ensuring that they have a competitive university application.”

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