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 are 7 items for you this week, including reminders about our Student Support summer drop-ins, financial wellbeing information and some fantastic volunteering opportunities.

Do you have something that you’d like us to include in a future edition of SALC Linked? If you have an event or society that you’d like to promote, a blog that you’d like to write or just some feedback for us, we want to hear from you! Please contact us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk.

Remember, 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.

 

Thank You Student Ambassadors!

As the University’s first ever Virtual Open Week comes to a close, we just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who have represented SALC subjects as Student Ambassadors not only this week, but throughout the year. Our ambassadors are consistently praised by visitors for their eloquence and friendliness and they help to showcase the very best aspects of our University to potential applicants. Thank you again! If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, please keep an eye out for more information from your departments in October.

 

Student Support Drop Ins

Just another reminder that Gareth and Emma, SALC’s Student Support and Engagement Officers, are here for you over the summer. If you would like a chat about your studies, wellbeing or University life in general, please contact us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk. Appointments can take place over Zoom, phone or email between Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm.

 

Living Cost Support Fund

The University’s Living Cost Support Fund is available to provide financial support to help students overcome financial hardship. To find out more about eligibility and how to apply to the fund, please visit: bit.ly/Livingcostsupport.

 

Financial Wellbeing 

 

Unexpected costs or reductions to income can make it challenging to maintain our financial wellbeing, particularly during difficult times. The current situation has brought with it financial concerns for many people, and worries around money can be very unsettling. It is important to remember that there is always support you can access and somebody to talk to if these concerns become overwhelming. Take a look at this week’s wellbeing blog for more information.

 

Placement Perseverance

Looking for a placement at the moment to gain some experience and boost your CV? The Careers Service is running a Placement Perseverance session on Tuesday 30 June at 12:00pm. For more details and to sign up, head over to the Careerslink website.

 

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 as well as online workshops.

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

 

Summer Volunteering

The Volunteering Service continues to have a diverse list of volunteering opportunities for all students. For example, you can join BHZ Connection and help to teach languages via Zoom online. Also, you can get involved with Be My Eyes, an app where a sighted volunteer can help a blind or a low-vision user with anything from checking expiry dates, distinguishing colours, reading instructions or navigating new surroundings.

 

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.ukFacebookTwitter and Instagram.