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 8 items for you this week, including news on our Summer Student Support Drop Ins, an update on Course Unit Selection and details of the Careers Service’s Final Year Fortnight.

SALC Linked will continue over the summer and we’d love to hear from you. 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.

The University’s support teams and services remain open throughout the summer 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 from the My Manchester News site.


Black Lives Matter and Our University

On Wednesday 3 June, the Student News Team published this message from Professor Nalin Thakkar, Vice-President for Social Responsibility.


Student Support Drop Ins

We are still here for you over the summer! Get in touch for an informal chat with a Student Support Officer if you have any questions about your studies, wellbeing or University life in general. Appointments can take place over Zoom, phone or email and can take place between Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. To book, email salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk


Change and Uncertainty

The end of the academic year can bring with it a mixture of emotions, particularly for our final year students. This week’s Wellbeing blog is about tackling change and uncertainty effectively.


Course Unit Selection – 2020/21

We know a lot of students across SALC have questions about course units for next academic year. We want to reassure you that a lot of work is taking place across both the School and the Faculty of Humanities to ensure you are fully supported throughout the process, and we are grateful for your patience while we finalise arrangements. It is likely that course unit selection will be in August this year, but full details will be confirmed as soon as possible.

In preparation for the next academic year, it is important that you continue to keep checking both your university email account and the Student Intranet for updates about course unit selection and other teaching and learning related matters. If you have any questions you can contact your Programme Administration team via email. Contact details can be found here: https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/student-intranet/undergraduate/contact-us/


Online Image Collections 

If you’re working on your dissertation over the summer, the University’s digital collections may have the image or manuscript that you need.  A new collection, containing key works of Middle English literature, has been added to the Manchester Digital Collections platform (MDC). This new image viewer allows enhanced viewing and manipulation of ultra-high quality images, with parallel display of text, audio and video content. Other collections on this platform include: Hebrew Manuscripts, Latin Manuscripts, Maps, Manchester Museum, Mary Hamilton Papers, Persian ManuscriptsPeterloo, Petrarch and The Whitworth. More items and collections will be added so keep an eye on the website! In addition to the MDC, our Library Digital Collections contain highlights and treasures from the rare books, manuscripts and archives held at the Special Collections of the University of Manchester Library.


Final Year Fortnight

In your final year? Not sure what to do next? Introducing… Final Year Fortnight! From Monday 8 June to Friday 19 June the Careers Service will be hosting a programme of tailored support just for you.


Careers Service – Here for you During the Summer

The Careers Service is open throughout the summer and available for you to use for up to two years after you graduate.

Use our website for careers help, 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. This week’s Lunchtime Live at 12pm-12.30pm on Tuesday 9 June, is about working in the accounting profession.

For further information contact careers.info@manchester.ac.uk and connect with the Careers Service via social media. 


Volunteering During the Summer

The Volunteering Service has a list of volunteering opportunities for SALC students to get involved with over the summer. One such project is Covid Message For All – a project to help everyone in the UK who may not understand English by generating videos of guidelines in various languages from around the world. To reach as many people as possible, it needs many more people to volunteer. If you would like to get involved, contact @covidmessageforall on Instagram or through the Covid Message For All website.


That’s everything from us this week. The Student Experience team are here to answer any questions you have. You can keep in touch with us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. Remember to be kind to yourself and have a fantastic summer.