Like Lagos, Like Salford

By Dec.12, 2022

By Damilola Mustafa I start with the phrase ‘Like Lagos, Like Salford’, but in the real sense of every word, these two cities are two worlds apart. I will give you insight into what I mean. I started my MSc in Public Health in September at the University of Salford. It has been a worthwhile […]

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“For me, stepping out of my own country and culture I was like a fish out of water”

By Nov.22, 2022

By Umm E Arbab Hello everyone! My Name is Umm E Arbab, and I am currently studying MSc public health and I came from Pakistan. The main reason I took the important decision to study at the University of Salford was to explore studying internationally and to become a qualified professional, who can really make […]

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EXPERIENCING A PLAGUE THROUGH THE LENS OF HISTORY 

By Oct.27, 2022

By Kikelomo Folashade Hidden in Hope Valley of Derbyshire is a town called Eyam Village also known as the ‘plague’ village. Once upon a time in the 16th Century the village of Eyam was plagued by the Bubonic bacterium which caused the death of numerous members of households and even the separation of loved ones […]

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Designing and evaluating a nutrition intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of construction workers, by PhD student Magdalena Wronska

By Aug.11, 2021

Eating and food are important to people and a relationship between nutrition, health and wellbeing has been well established. Work is a source of social contact and prestige, as well as providing economic opportunities to pursue healthy choices, while work cultures, schedules, and patterns have a major impact on our eating behaviours. My PhD study […]

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Understanding social media Relationships and Sex Education in a UK context – By Lisa Garwood-Cross

By Jul.27, 2021

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) has been on the UK Governments agenda since Ofsted, the schools regulator, released a report in 2013 titled ‘Not Good Enough Yet: PSHE in schools’i. The report identified that RSE required improvement in a third of primary schools and half of secondary schools visited, with too much emphasis in secondary […]

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Late diagnosis of HIV in women in Greater Manchester, by Sheree Powell (MSc Public Health 2021)

By Jul.04, 2021

When I started the Public Health Masters programme, I knew that I was going to do my dissertation on a sexual health related issue. Working in sexual health for several years I knew there were a few issues that needed research. One such topic that concerned me was the low HIV screening uptake from women […]

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Introducing our new Public Health Practitioner Apprenticeship Programme

By Nov.24, 2020

Starting January 2021 We are delighted to offer a new Public Health Practitioner Degree Apprenticeship programme from January 2021. With public health now very much in the public eye, as a result of Covid-19, the new apprenticeship is both timely and a very exciting development. This three-year BSc (Hons) degree apprenticeship has been developed through […]

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Managing the emergency response to COVID-19 in Ghana, by PhD student Lawrence Lartey

By Apr.16, 2020

Lawrence Lartey is an Emergency Room physician and is also a University of Salford PhD student in his second year of studies. He has taken a three-month interruption of studies to be part of the team that is responding to Ghana’s COVID-19 crisis. Below, he writes about his experiences and reflects on how his PhD […]

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From one of our Alumni – Chuks Onwunyi

By Mar.04, 2020

I am Chuks Onwunyi from Nigeria. I bagged a Masters of Public Health degree from the University of Salford in 2017. My interest in public health was born out of a keen desire to understand the dynamics and variations in health of population. I wanted to understand what determines human health and how these factors […]

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My Masters Dissertation on tobacco use in new migrant communities By Nisha Kassam

By Jan.16, 2020

This is my first time blogging and I hope that this piece helps others in their journeys when starting their dissertation projects. At first, I had no understanding of how big a task writing a dissertation was and how much it would consume my life! From the research methods module, I knew that I wanted […]

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