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!

The 10 friends everyone needs at university: Which category do your friends fall into?

Friends are fantastic to socialise with, explore with and lean on when times get tough. But friends can also help you to be productive, focused, chilled and determined at university too! So what kinds of friends are super useful to have at university? Below we have concocted a list of the 10 friends everyone should … Continue reading The 10 friends everyone needs at university: Which category do your friends fall into?

The Student Team Interviewing: Padma 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 at university! In this interview, the Library Student Team talks to Padma … Continue reading The Student Team Interviewing: Padma from the Library Teaching and Learning Team

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

What’s your cup of tea? Five great study cafés on campus!

With dissertation hand-ins and the summer exam period looming, students often find themselves sitting in the same building everyday, be it at home or in the Library. A change of scenery can sometimes be good, especially if the new location has free WiFi, good grub and caffeine kicks. To help you decide on a new … Continue reading What’s your cup of tea? Five great study cafés on campus!

Procrastination: The stages of (not) writing your assignment

Have you been staring at your computer screen for too long? Have you been unable to tick anything off your to do list for the day, or worse, for the entire week? Is the night out plan with your mates clearly more tempting than finishing the reading that you were meant to be done with … Continue reading Procrastination: The stages of (not) writing your assignment

How to write in an academic style: Tips and tricks for improving your writing!

  Writing in an academic style involves lots of components, of course, and there isn’t just a simple one-size-fits-all approach to writing for university. Learning to write like a world-class academic might take a little time, but here’s an article to cover the basics, share some resources, and get you started on polishing up your … Continue reading How to write in an academic style: Tips and tricks for improving your writing!