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 information on the Manchester Graduate Talent service, links to this week’s Virtual Celebrations and wellbeing resources on character strengths.

The University’s support teams and services, including the Counselling Service, 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.

 Certificates & Transcripts

Certificates for graduating students are due to be sent out at the end of August. Transcripts for final year students have now all been uploaded to Digitary and final year students should have received an email with instructions on how to access their transcript. If you have not seen such an email, please check both of your personal and University email accounts, including the junk/spam folders. If you still cannot find the email, please contact the Student Services Centre via ssc@manchester.ac.uk. Please note that physical copies of transcripts aren’t available this year but employers and other institutions should accept digital copies. If potential employers or institutions query this, please contact us at salc-students@manchester.ac.uk for advice.

Virtual Celebrations Videos Online Now!

SALC’s Virtual Celebrations took place on 28 July and included lots of familiar faces from SALC and beyond! If you missed the celebrations or would like to have another look, you can find them on the SALC Youtube channel. A massive congratulations once again to our final year students on their phenomenal achievements!


Wellbeing: Character Strengths

The latest focus in the Wellbeing Team’s ‘Learn and Discover’ series of resources is Character Strength. Character strengths are the positive parts of our personality that impact how we think, feel and behave. By knowing what your signature strengths are, you can begin to exercise these in your personal and academic life, allowing you to feel an increased sense of wellbeing. By knowing your lesser strengths, you can understand past experiences better and learn how to further develop these strengths for the future. This page is full of resources you can use to test and build your strengths. You can also use the Wellbeing Team’s character strengths worksheet to record your character strengths and think about how to integrate them into your day-to-day life.


Want to Stay in Manchester After Your Finals or Masters?

Manchester Graduate Talent (MGT) sources paid graduate-level roles for finalists and recent graduates from the University of Manchester. All roles are paid graduate-level opportunities with fixed-term or permanent contracts. Vacancies cover a wide range of sectors and roles, so there are fantastic opportunities for all. For further information, join the MGT 2020 Facebook Group and sign up to the Careers Service’s weekly Vacancy Bulletin!


Music Department: Virtual Concerts

The latest performance in the Martin Harris Centre: Music Online series sees flautist Robert Looman play pieces by Bach, Debussy and Reeves. 


Careers Service – Here for You Over the Summer

The Careers Service is open throughout the summer, with  information on postgraduate study, and available for you to use for up to two years after you graduate.

Interested in finding out about a particular career? Use the Which Career pages to explore your job and career options. You can also use our website for careers help, 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 recordings of our previous sessions.

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


1:1 Support Available For You

Remember, the Student Experience team are here to answer any questions you have and to chat about any issues, whether academic or personal. We can then signpost you to the most appropriate support. You can contact us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.ukFacebookTwitter and Instagram. Gareth and Emma, SALC’s Student Support and Engagement Officers, are also available next week 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.


That’s everything from us this week. 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.