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
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
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
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!
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
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?
Moving to a new country can be nerve-racking, regardless of your age and where you’re coming from. We often face obstacles like language barriers, adapting to a new culture, the climate and, if you’re a student, integrating into the University and the local culture. Manchester, with the biggest student population in Europe, can seem overwhelming … Continue reading Just say ‘YES’: Tips for making the best of studying abroad