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. There’s 6 items for you this week, including tips on boosting your energy and mood, translation volunteering opportunities and information on the library’s resources for PGT students.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Need an Energy Boost for Exams?
It can be tricky to eat healthily when worrying about exams but our latest wellbeing blog has tips and resources to help you maintain a balanced diet that will help to boost your energy and mood.
Record Your Volunteering Hours by 31 May!
This is a final reminder that the deadline for having all of your hours recorded on the Volunteer Hub for this academic year is Sunday 31 May 2020. Check your Volunteer Hub account to make sure all your hours are recorded and are showing as confirmed. If anything is missing, check the following:
- If you signed up for the opportunity through Volunteer Hub, speak to the organisation you volunteer for as they may be able to add your hours for you. Due to the current circumstances, staff may be on furlough or unable to confirm your hours. If this is the case, please get in touch to let the Volunteering Team know as soon as possible.
- If you found your volunteering yourself or it is one of the online opportunities the Volunteering Team are currently advertising, you should add your hours as ‘My Independently Sourced Hours’.
Finally, if there are any problems, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible!
Careers Service – Here for you During the Summer
As we approach the end of Semester 2, please remember that the Careers Service is open throughout the summer and is available for you to use for up to two years after you graduate.
Use the Careers Service website for careers help and information on postgraduate study, appointments for advice on applications, personal statements for PG study, practice interviews and careers guidance. You can also find vacancies on Careerslink and you can try online workshops, such as the Lunchtime Live series on specific areas of work. For example, our session at 1pm-2pm on Wednesday 3 June, is on primary teaching.
Translators without Borders & Online Language Teaching
If you’re fluent in at least one language other than your native language, you can help Translators Without Borders to provide language and translation support for humanitarian and development agencies. If teaching is more your thing, BHZ Connection are offering opportunities for volunteers to help teach online language classes
Online Resources for PGT Dissertations
The library has the largest e-book collections in the country and all its e-resources (including e-journals and databases) are accessible via Library Search. You can ensure seamless off-campus access to all Library resources by downloading the LibKey Nomad and Library Access browser extensions.
In addition, publishers are providing temporary access to certain e-resources during the period of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Library has compiled a Resources opened for COVID-19 A-Z to make it easier to find what is available; this will be updated as further e-resources become available. Please note: this access is being provided on a rolling trial basis and the length and terms of access vary between from publishers.
SALC and HCRI at the National Diversity Awards
The last item this week comes courtesy of the Humanitarian Conflict Response Institute’s monthly eNewsletter. Dr Billy Haworth has been nominated for the award of ‘Positive Role Model’ at this year’s National Diversity Awards. Billy is passionate about championing the rights of minority groups, particularly through researching LGBTIQ+ experiences of disasters. You have until 8 June 2020 to cast your vote!
We wish you all the very best for the remainder of the exam period – the summer is almost here!