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.
Course Unit Selection
Course Unit Selection will be available next week as follows:
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures:
All Level 3 and final year courses: Monday 24 August at 12pm
All Level 2 courses (including any relevant Level 1 courses): Thursday 27 August at 10am
School of Social Sciences:
All courses available on Tuesday 25 August
Alliance Manchester Business School:
Wednesday 26 August (students enrolling on BMaP units can email firstname.lastname@example.org with any enrolment requests or queries).
School of Environment, Education and Development:
Friday 28 August
The Course Unit Selection site has all the details you will need to select your units.
You should make your selections by Monday 14 September to allow us time to carry out checks and final preparations in time for the start of teaching week commencing Monday 5 October 2020. Try to complete your selections as early as possible. Popular units will fill up quickly, so the earlier you enrol on your course units, the less likely they are to be full.
Free choice units are designed to widen your programme by encouraging you to take modules from different subjects. You can look now at all the Free Course Units you can choose.
Make Your Voice Heard – Become a Student Rep!
Want to be a voice for your classmates? Sign-up is now open for the 2020-21 Student Rep programme! As a student rep, you will work to gather the feedback of fellow students to make real change and to help your course to improve for your cohort and future years.
As part of your role, you will attend meetings with staff to identify key areas to focus on within your department and meet other students and reps to exchange ideas. The Student Rep role is also recognised as a ‘Leadership Activity’ and therefore contributes to the Stellify award. If you are interested, you can sign up via the Students’ Union’s online form. For further information on the role, you can contact the Students’ Union via email@example.com.
Approaching Reassessment with Calm and Focus
If you missed it last week, the Counselling Service are running their Approaching Reassessment with Calm and Focus workshop again on Tuesday 25 August, 1pm-2pm. They will work with you to help you face any concerns you might have about reassessment, in order 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.
Wellbeing: Living in a Busy Household
With the start of term approaching at the end of next month, some of you might be preparing to move into a shared house with multiple housemates. If so, you might be interested in the Wellbeing team’s tips for living in a busy household.
Careers Service – Here for You Over the Summer
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Gareth and Emma, SALC’s Student Support and Engagement Officers, are also available next week for 1:1 appointments via Zoom, Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm. In the first instance, please contact us via email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we could be including your content in the next edition of SALC Linked.