Learning a new skill: coding

Have you ever thought about learning how to code but never actually got around to doing it? Or are you the type of person who just likes learning new things? Many employers are saying tech skills are a big boost on a CV nowadays, so depending on your future plans, it might be worthwhile getting … Continue reading Learning a new skill: coding

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The Library Get Started Drop-in

Getting to grips with the Library can seem overwhelming, especially with so many books, and so many sites on campus! To help us get a head start on the new academic year, we decided to test drive the new Get Started Anytime Drop-in, located on the ground floor in the Main Library. Get Started is … Continue reading The Library Get Started Drop-in

Making the Most of University Facilities: Sport and Fitness

It’s important to make the most of your university experience, and the best way to do this is by taking advantage of everything the University has to offer! This doesn’t just mean academic opportunities, but health and fitness too. This blog post aims to give you some ideas of what you can do outside of … Continue reading Making the Most of University Facilities: Sport and Fitness

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

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