Usher Masters Alumni network
New network for alumni of the Usher Institute launched
Championing life-long learning through collaboration
Co-created between recently graduated students and staff, the Usher Masters Alumni (UMA) network seeks to explore a new way of engaging alumni that extends and champions the notion of life-long learning through collaboration between alumni, current students and staff.
Successful first event
The UMA network hosts joint student, staff, and alumni events aimed at transferable ‘real world’ skills, starting with the ‘Publishing your dissertation’ workshop in February 2022. This workshop featured Professor Harry Campbell who gave a great talk with advice on publishing papers based on dissertations and five fantastic graduates who have successfully published their dissertations giving advice and responding to student queries.
This new alumni network has been set up with support from the Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, and with core input from staff and recently graduated students including Neneh Rowa-Dewar, Damiola Iduye, Su Goopy, Barry Melia, Emilie McSwiggan and Annemieke Bikker.
Masters programmes at Usher
The Usher Institute has seven postgraduate (PGT) Masters programmes with a total of 468 engaged and diverse students in 2021/22, of whom 94% are online students located across the world.