Celebrating Student Volunteering Week at The University of Manchester

This is a guest post written to promote the events taking place during Student Volunteering Week.  The 19 – 25 February 2018 sees the return of Student Volunteering Week – a national celebration of all things volunteering. The University of Manchester and University of Manchester Students’ Union have teamed up again to recognise our student … Continue reading Celebrating Student Volunteering Week at The University of Manchester

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Must-read books for English language learners

Learning a new language can be difficult, but the best way to master it is to completely immerse yourself, right? If you’re studying here at Manchester, your academic English is already up to scratch, but are you wondering what to do for fun? Do you need to brush up on casual language, idioms, slang, or … Continue reading Must-read books for English language learners

Strategies for successful language learning

Ever wanted to learn a new language? Thanks to the University Language Centre, it’s easy to pick up a language alongside your studies with the Language Experience for All Programme – something to think about for your free credits next year! But what if you’re already studying languages and need a few pointers on how … Continue reading Strategies for successful language learning

Top tips for Note-taking (with podcast!)

A new semester, new classes: make these notes the best they can be! Whether you’re a note-taking pro or you find it hard to read your writing when it comes time to revision, these tips are bound to improve your skills. If you would prefer to listen to these tips you can find the podcast … Continue reading Top tips for Note-taking (with podcast!)

Cornell Note Taking

I only recently discovered how to take notes using the Cornell system, and I wish I’d discovered it sooner! As an English student, I have often found myself overwhelmed by the amount of information I hurriedly jot down during seminars. A few months later, exams arrive and I have to pore over badly organised notes … Continue reading Cornell Note Taking

Relax with MUSE meditation

Exams started on Monday, but the Library is here for you with some relaxation sessions using the brain-sensing MUSE headbands. We’re running these sessions every evening between 4:30 and 5:30 PM until Friday (19th Jan) in the Main Library, Ground Floor Seminar Room. If you’d like to explore the benefits of guided meditation, then drop … Continue reading Relax with MUSE meditation

In the Know Podcast: Revise the smart way

Brief synopsis Looking for something new to listen to? The In the Know podcasts are here to help you get the most out of your university experience! This podcast will provide you with useful techniques to improve your revision and help you cope with exam stress, just in time for January! Listen to the podcast … Continue reading In the Know Podcast: Revise the smart way