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

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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!)

Cornell Note Taking

I only recently discovered how to take notes using the Cornell system, and I wish I’d discovered it sooner! As an English student, I have often found myself overwhelmed by the amount of information I hurriedly jot down during seminars. A few months later, exams arrive and I have to pore over badly organised notes … Continue reading Cornell Note Taking

Relax with MUSE meditation

Exams started on Monday, but the Library is here for you with some relaxation sessions using the brain-sensing MUSE headbands. We’re running these sessions every evening between 4:30 and 5:30 PM until Friday (19th Jan) in the Main Library, Ground Floor Seminar Room. If you’d like to explore the benefits of guided meditation, then drop … Continue reading Relax with MUSE meditation

Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Do you have trouble with setting high and unachievable standards? Do you find yourself struggling to live up to your own expectations? Originally I was quite apprehensive about this workshop. I know that I'm a perfectionist and that this can be a very annoying characteristic, as well as something which makes me frequently very stressed, … Continue reading Reducing the stress of perfectionism

Challenging unhelpful thinking habits

After being part of the Student Team for two months and helping out with the MLE workshops for about the same amount of time I decided it was time to go and experience one from a student perspective. I now wish I had done that sooner! As the name, Challenging unhelpful thinking habits, suggests, this … Continue reading Challenging unhelpful thinking habits