Welcome to the latest edition of SALC Linked, the weekly round-up of recent news, tips and resources from across SALC and the wider University. We are slightly early this week due to Bank Holiday Friday and there are 7 items for you, including information about the Virtual Enterprise Scheme, tips for managing stress and the Institute of Cultural Practice’s new Cultural Practice Magazine.

If you have any suggestions for content or would like to write a blog of your own experiences, please contact the SALC Student Experience team via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk.

Remember, the University’s  support teams and services are working remotely, and are still available to offer advice and guidance. You can find a full list of contacts on the University’s Student Support website, which also contains lots of other resources to help support your wellbeing. You can also get news, tips and links to resources throughout the week from the My Manchester News site.

Managing Stress & Staying Focused

Feeling stressed is completely normal, especially during times of uncertainty or whilst approaching deadlines and exams. Head to the Student Support website and check out this page full of helpful tips on how to manage and reduce stress. There’s a lot of advice on there, so try out a few different things and see what works best for you. Also, have a look at our latest Wellbeing blog, which shares the Student Wellbeing Team’s tips on how to manage stress and stay focused while studying at home.

The Careers Service –  Here to Support You All Year Round 

Use the Careers Service website for all the careers help you need, including appointments for advice on applications, personal statements for PG study, interviews plus careers guidance. The Careers Service also offers online workshops on a range of topics and you can find vacancies via Careerslink. We also have monthly careers newsletters for undergraduate students (not final year), final year undergraduate students and PGT students. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact careers.info@manchester.ac.uk  (you can use the Careers Service for up to two years after graduation).

Cultural Practice Magazine

“Lockdown” Photo by Matt Seymour on Unsplash

We’re very glad to announce that the new ICP magazine, Cultural Practice, is now up and running. Cultural Practice publishes critical reflective pieces in arts management, arts practice, cultural policy, heritage studies and museology. To start with, Cultural Practice is publishing pieces by AHCP staff, students, alumni and cultural partners that relate to issues and challenges that COVID-19 and the lockdown present for arts and culture.

Virtual Enterprise School

Are you curious about enterprise and entrepreneurship but never really had the chance to get involved? Would you like to grow your understanding of Social Enterprise? Register your interest now to participate in this year’s Virtual Enterprise School. This unique opportunity is open for current students at The University of Manchester who have little to no experience with enterprise and entrepreneurship, but have an interest and desire to learn more and develop a set of skills that can be applied in many situations.  There will be a strong focus on social enterprise, enabling you to work on real-life problems facing the community in Manchester. For more info: https://www.alliancembs.manchester.ac.uk/events/virtual-enterprise-school-/ Any questions, please do get in touch at enterprise@manchester.ac.uk

Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES)

A reminder that the PTES is still live and your feedback is vital in helping us to continue to make the University a better place to study. You can complete the survey at my.manchester.ac.uk.

Outstanding Staff Awards 2020

You can still submit a nomination for the Outstanding Staff Awards! If there is a member of SALC staff who has made a big difference to your University experience, why not nominate them for an Outstanding Staff Award? Categories include Outstanding Teaching, Outstanding Professional Services Staff and Outstanding Dissertation Supervisor.  The deadline for nominations is Friday 29th May 2020. 

Semester 2 Course Unit Surveys

The surveys for your Semester 2 course units are now open until Monday 18 May 2020. The surveys are your chance to let us know what’s gone well and how we can improve. They are anonymous, don’t take long to complete and, as we all adapt to online learning, your input is more valuable than ever. You can download an app onto your Apple or Android device to complete your Unit Survey. A one-time download of the survey EvaluationKIT survey app will last for the whole time you’re at University! You can find instructions on how to do this on the SALC Student Intranet under “guides and forms”. All you need is the unique key which will be provided in your Unit Surveys email. You can also complete the Unit Surveys by logging into Blackboard using the link in My Manchester to find the individual Unit Surveys. For more information, please go to the Your Say page.

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