Top tips for proofreading (with podcast!)

Proofreading’s no fun task, but it is incredibly important. It’s your chance to avoid losing marks on small things like misspelled words or inconsistent headings. Spell checkers do help, but they’re far from foolproof. Leave some time before the deadline to go through your coursework so that you’re happy with what you submit. If you … Continue reading Top tips for proofreading (with podcast!)

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Creativity: what is it? II

This blog post follows on from the first part of "Creativity: what is it?". If you haven't seen that post yet, you can find it here: https://mylearningessentials.wordpress.com/2017/11/30/creativity-what-is-it/  What is creativity? Is it art? Or the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality? Or simply designing something new? In this blog post, we will look … Continue reading Creativity: what is it? II

Must-read books for English language learners 2

It's World Book Day today so we thought we'd share the second of our must-read books blog series. If you missed the first one you can find it here: http://bit.ly/MLEmustreads 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, … Continue reading Must-read books for English language learners 2

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

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!)