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 items for you this week, including virtual concerts, help with accommodation queries and news of DigiFest 2020.


Help with Accommodation Queries

A few of you have emailed us with accommodation queries recently. Therefore, you might be interested in Manchester Student Homes and their upcoming Housing Forums. Manchester Student Homes is a department of the University that provides information, advice and guidance to students on the private rented sector. Their Housing Forums will be live Q & A sessions for students via Zoom.

There are two sessions you can join and they will be held by a Housing Caseworker at the following times/days:

Wednesday 1st July – 2pm-4pm

Tuesday 7th July – 1pm-3pm

The Housing Caseworker will talk about a number of topics including, but not limited to end of tenancy, collection of belongings, deposit queries, check out inventory, moving into new household safely, living in a large student house during Covid-19.

If you are interested in attending one of the Housing Forums, please email your interest along with your full name and UID number to manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk by 2pm the day before the eventAttendance to the forum is by registration only. Instructions on how to join the forum will be made available once you have registered your interest. If you have any queries, or you’d prefer to speak to someone more privately, you can contact Manchester Student Homes at manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk or on 0161 275 7680.


Wellbeing Blog: Protective Health Behaviours

Protective Health Behaviours are the proactive things we do to stay healthy. They can help us to regain a sense of control when worried about our own health or the health of our loved ones. For tips and resources on Protective Health Behaviours, take a look at this week’s Wellbeing Blog.


Virtual Concerts from the Music Department

The Music department has launched its own Youtube channel, in association with Creative Manchester and the Martin Harris Centre. The department has also recorded and produced a series of Virtual Concerts for you to enjoy. The first instalment of the concert series features Marc Danel (the inspirational leader of the University of Manchester’s Quartet-in-Residence, the Quatuor Danel) and is available to watch now. You can also subscribe now for updates and notifications for the Virtual Concerts and more!


Get Involved with Manchester Histories & DigiFest 2020

Manchester Histories Festival will be presenting its first ever DigiFest on Friday 4th September & Saturday 5th September 2020. DigiFest 2020 will create a collective on-line space for disabled and non-disabled people to present their stories, ideas and content through our very own pop-up TV Studio, broadcasting live across the globe from Manchester. You can get involved by sending us your ideas for what you’d like to see in the broadcast and by contributing digital content. We are also interested in receiving filmed mobile phone responses from disabled people which showcase the impact that Covid-19 has had on them.

For further information, please see the Manchester Histories website. The deadline for contributions is Monday 6th July 2020.


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, including the Lunchtime Live series. This week’s Lunchtime Live will take place on Tuesday 30th June, 12pm – 1pm and is titled Placement Perseverance – a session in which speakers share their placement finding strategies. Register now to book your place!

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


We Are Here for you Over the Summer

Remember, 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. Gareth and Emma, SALC’s Student Support and Engagement Officers, are also available for 1:1 appointments via Zoom, Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. In the first instance, please contact us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

If you have an event or society that you’d like to shout about, please let us know! Contact us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk and we could be including your content in the next edition of SALC Linked.

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.