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 to re-register as a student, practice interviews with the Careers Service and cooking tips from the Confucius Institute.

The University’s support teams and services, including the Counselling Service, are 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. For the latest news on the University’s preparations for the new academic year, please monitor your emails and see the FAQ section of the My Manchester website. The Student Experience team is also here to answer your queries and you can contact us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk.


Welcome Back to Manchester!

Please check your emails for a message that you should have received this week from the Student News team. The email has some reminders on what you can do to prepare for the upcoming year, including re-registering as a student and having a look at the University’s on-campus Student Safety information.


Wellbeing Transition Module for Returning Students

The Student Wellbeing team have emailed all returning students with details of an eLearning module designed to help with the transition back into University life. The module covers common issues they students might encounter, and advice on how to handle these situaitons. Topics include settling in, healthy relationships, coping and resilience. If you haven’t received the email, you can follow this link to the module.


Cooking Tips from the Confucius Institute

Looking for culinary inspiration as the new academic year approaches? Whether you’ll be cooking in a new or familiar kitchen this semester, have a look at the Confucius Institute’s guide to cooking Lo Mein! 

The Confucius Institute is a partnership between the University of Manchester, the Office of Chinese Language Council International and Beijing Normal University. It’s purpose is to encourage a broader and deeper understanding of Chinese culture and contemporary China through a vibrant public events programme.


Careers Service – Practice Interviews

Want to practice your interview technique or need advice on applications/personal statements for jobs and PG study? Why not book an appointment with the Careers Service via their website?

Interested in finding out about a particular career? Use the Which Career pages to explore your job and career options.  You can also find vacancies on Careerslink as well as online workshops, including recordings of our previous sessions.

Finally, the Manchester Graduate Talent (MGT) programme sources paid gradate-level opportunities based in Manchester. Join the MGT 2020 Facebook Group and sign up to the weekly Vacancy Bulletin! For further information contact careers.info@manchester.ac.uk and connect with the Careers Service via social media. 


Workshop: Challenging Unhelpful Thinking Habits

This workshop, run by the Counselling Service, is for anybody who feels stuck or held back by unhelpful thinking habits. The workshop aims to help participants to identify unhelpful thinking habits, to consider more helpful responses and how to put these into practice. The workshop will take place on Zoom on Friday 18 September, 13:00-14:00. For further details and how to book onto the session, please see the Counselling Service’s website. 


Want to Talk About the New Academic Year?

The new academic year is an exciting time but also brings new challenges with it. If you are concerned about the transition back into University life, or if you have any issues that you’d like to talk over, the Student Experience team are here for you and can signpost you to the most appropriate support. Gareth and Emma, SALC’s Student Support and Engagement Officers, are available next week for 1:1 appointments via Zoom, Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:00. In the first instance, please contact us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.


That’s everything from us this week. The start of the new year is the perfect time to promote your society and its activities so, if you want to reach out to new members, please contact us via salcstudents@manchester.ac.uk and we could be including your content in the next edition of SALC Linked.