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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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

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

Manchester Graduate Talent: What is it?

So, it’s nearly the end of your degree - well done! You did it! Now…What’s next? If you haven’t got a job lined up yet, don’t worry, it’s not too late! Whether your original plans have changed, or you just haven’t found time to look yet, there are still plenty of opportunities out there. Have … Continue reading Manchester Graduate Talent: What is it?

Where to find support this exam season

Exams are once again fast approaching, but there is no need to panic - this article gives you a summary of some of the support available to you this exam season. Peer Support and Peer-assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Make the most of the peer support available! If you didn’t know already, every first year undergrad student … Continue reading Where to find support this exam season

Have your say, get involved and make a difference!

Making the most of your course reps, academic advisors, and unit surveys – know your options and use your voice! It’s that time of year again! No, not exam season (yet) - it’s time to do your unit surveys! At this point, you might already ask yourself if your feedback will actually matter. Will anything … Continue reading Have your say, get involved and make a difference!

Proofreading: Putting the finishing touches to your dissertation

Although proofreading seems like the easiest part of dissertation writing, it’s easy to get too confident and miss simple mistakes, letting yourself down and losing easy marks. Truthfully, the most effective way to proofread your work is to get someone else to do it. Having spent weeks writing it, the text can become too familiar … Continue reading Proofreading: Putting the finishing touches to your dissertation