Meet your academics: get engaged

A new academic year has started, and with it, there’s already preparation work to do for assignments and mid-terms (if that’s not your situation yet, don’t feel smug – it’s coming!). Starting a new module is always challenging, especially as it sometimes feels that every academic has different expectations. For example, Social Sciences students may … Continue reading Meet your academics: get engaged

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How to develop skills and have fun at uni: goal-scoring tips!

Did you know, in a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Directors, 65% of directors rated employability skills as more important than specific academic knowledge? That’s a considerable percentage! And the good news? Those employability skills aren’t as hard to gain as you may think. Clubs and societies are not only a fantastic way … Continue reading How to develop skills and have fun at uni: goal-scoring tips!

Where to find support at University

Do you struggle with money, diet, thinking about your future, your health, family, studies... or anything else? At some point during your degree, I’m sure you will have, or will do. Everyone does, it’s normal! At a time of stress it is important to realise that you don’t have to go through these challenges alone. … Continue reading Where to find support at University

The Student Team Interviewing: Michael from the Library Teaching and Learning Team

This blog post is part of an ongoing series of interviews with staff from different services at the University of Manchester, introducing you to who they are, what they do, and how they can help you get the most out of your time here! In this interview, the Library Student Team talks to Michael Stevenson … Continue reading The Student Team Interviewing: Michael from the Library Teaching and Learning Team

What to do over the summer

So another (hopefully!) great year has reached its end and you’re ready for a well-deserved break. And while the summer is a great time to unwind, there are a range of opportunities that you can make use of to make your summer productive. Summer’s a good time to consider whether there are any new skills … Continue reading What to do over the summer

Brain power recipes that don’t break the bank!

Exams are looming and the “Ali G” is packed to the gunnels with students studying for the imminent exams. Although feeding your brains with knowledge often takes priority during exam season, it’s also important to remember to fill your tummy with lots of goodness to power through the long days of revision. To help you … Continue reading Brain power recipes that don’t break the bank!

The struggle is real: Finding a PC on campus

It’s that time of year again, ladies and gentlemen. Flowers are nodding awake under the glow of an evasive sun; that sun that only seems to appear at this time of year. A gentle breeze floats across those inviting Library deckchairs in Alan Gilbert Square, bringing with it an inexplicable waft of barbeque. Even the … Continue reading The struggle is real: Finding a PC on campus