Assisstive software: remember better

Assistive software comes in lots of shapes and forms and it’s more accessible than ever. You’ve probably used it, whether or not you thought of it that way. The most common (but perhaps not obvious) examples would be things like spellcheck and predictive text. Virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google's Assistant are everywhere … Continue reading Assisstive software: remember better

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Assistive software: Work better

Assistive software comes in lots of shapes and forms and it’s more accessible than ever. You’ve probably used it, whether or not you thought of it that way. The most common (but perhaps not obvious) examples would be things like spellcheck and predictive text. Virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google's Assistant are everywhere … Continue reading Assistive software: Work better

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

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

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?