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 a reminder of the open book exam timetable, a Counselling Service workshop to help with anxiety relating to August assessments and more opportunities for our graduates. 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.


Open Book Exam Timetable Available

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A reminder that the SALC Open Book Exam Timetable for August is now ready to view on the Student Intranet: https://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/student-intranet/support/assessment/exam-timetable/

You will find guidance on how to undertake these exams within the link above so please ensure you read this carefully. Please note that your individual exams will not be displayed on MyManchester. It will therefore be up to you to check the timetable and take note of when question papers will be released. For coursework resits and first sits, Programme Teams will ensure you are provided coursework instructions via email, if these have not yet been made available to you (via email or Blackboard).


Approaching Reassessment with Calm and Focus

Are you anxious about any upcoming assessment this summer? Join the Approaching Reassessment with Calm and Focus workshop on Monday 17 August, 1pm-2pm and discuss your issues and concerns with the Counselling Service. They will work with you towards helping you face the challenges of this particular pressure, to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and promote your well-being and best functioning. The Counselling Service will work to identify and manage the understandable fears and possible unhelpful behaviours you might be finding in yourself and aim to send you into your re-sits with the optimum attitude and preparation. There will be opportunity for Q&A for those who wish to engage in the chat at the end of the session. Book your place via the Counselling Service website.


Manchester Graduate Talent and the PepsiCo Future Leaders Programme

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

The Careers Service also hosts and runs regular events that are listed on www.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink and the Careers Service website. 

For example, on Monday 17 August 2020, 3pm-4pm, you can attend the PepsiCo Future Leaders Programme Launch Event (event id 6188). Join PepsiCo to hear about their Future Leaders programme, including top tips for applications as well as a panel discussion with leaders and recent grads. The session is hosted online and you can register at https://pepsico.avature.net/PFLPWebinar


Wellbeing: Looking After Yourself Socially

Connecting with others is proven to be one of the most powerful ways to maintain a sense of wellbeing. As restrictions begin to ease, some of us might not feel that we want to or are able to meet up in person yet, while some of us may be craving social interaction. No matter how you’re feeling, it’s really important that you look after yourself socially by following the latest guidelines and accept that your friends may not be at the same stage as you. Take a look at this resource for ideas of how to connect, both face-to-face and remotely.


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 the Careers Service 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.