Posts tagged: communication

Create. Imagine the possibilities.

20 January 2017


Welcome to the final day of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week.

Day five

Today’s theme is creating – in particular how to use quizzes and surveys in your teaching and learning. Feel free to pop along to Mary Seacole, room 136, between 12:00 and 13:00 to join in.

A great way to explore learning is through ‘making’ – meaning how you can use devices and applications to develop original and meaningful outputs as an individual or within groups. There are so many ways you can do this; here are some we’ve come across: read more

Collaborate. Share the load.

19 January 2017


Welcome to day 4 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

Day four

Today’s theme is collaborating – how to work more effectively and crowdsourcing content using online collaborative tools. Come along to Maxwell, room 819, between 13:00 and 14:00 to find out more. read more

Communicate. It’s good to talk.

17 January 2017


Welcome to day 2 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning week. Here at Salford we’re offering students and staff the chance to participate in a free, online course to learn about how to get the most out of your mobile device, backed up with activities on campus. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below.

Day two

Today’s theme is communicating – in particular, we’re looking at how we can find opportunities to stimulate discussion and encourage active engagement in your teaching/learning/research. Feel free to join us in Newton, room 240 from, 14:00 to 15:00 read more

Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)

8 January 2016
Are you feeling like you’re not getting the most out of your mobile technology?

Getting a shiny new device for Christmas or have one lying around?

Do you want some help with how to use it in your studies?

help waving

Then Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) week may be for you!

Starting on 11th January 2016 (for 5 days), this short course looks at how you can make the most of your smart device (tablet/phone/laptop) through short 10 minute activities and additional resources. The course will enable you to connect with peers and learn within a wider community.

There is no requirement to join in every activity, the decision of how much time you wish to spend on this is entirely up to you. During the week there will be activities and a competition around the University so keep your eyes and ears open! read more

Read all about it!

11 March 2015

Photo by Harshil Shah

Since the start of 2015 we have had newspapers delivered to two Library sites:

At MediaCity, you’ll find The Times, The Guardian, and The Daily Mail every Monday to Friday on the Student Support Desk on the first floor.  We are also looking to get hold of some of the regional and free papers, like the Metro and the MEN.  Watch this space for more news as we get it.

At Clifford Whitworth, every Monday to Friday, you’ll find The Telegraph,  The Times, and The Guardian on the ground floor, on the table nearest the Student Support Desk.  Copies for the past week are stored on the reservation shelf beside the booksorter. read more

Are you guilty of subtweeting?

23 July 2014

Do you know what it means to ‘subtweet’?

Hannah Parkinson in the Guardian explains all, describing “the subtle art of the subtweet” along with some great examples of subtweeting in action.

It is defined as “the internet equivalent of talking behind someone’s back” and “can be brilliant, it can be cruel, it can be rude, it can be annoying as hell”.

To read Hannah’s mini guide on what subtweeting is, how it tends to be used, how to get it right with examples of when it’s done badly, click here: read more

Mindblowing social media stats

8 July 2014

Did you know that 2 people sign up for Linked In every second? That 44% of Twitter users have never sent a tweet? Or that 80% of Instagram users are female? Find out how many people are currently using social media, and much more in this awe-inspiring infographic from Digital Insights.

social media 2014
by Digital Insights

Finding information on clinical topics

23 June 2014

NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries
Are you looking for reliable, evidence-based information about medical conditions? NICE CKS service provides health care practitioners with a readily accessible summary of the current evidence base and practical guidance on best practice in respect of over 300 common and/or significant primary care presentations.
To use this service, go to and either browse the list of conditions or search for one you’re interested in.
The topics are broken down into areas such as diagnosis, management, evidence and also indicates how up-to-date the information is. It also provides links to systematic reviews and randomized control trials on the subject. read more

Student guide to social media

9 June 2014

Have you ever wondered how you could use social media to enhance your academic studies?

This short and handy guide made by the Libraries at  University of Leeds, University of York and University of Manchester covers a range of social media and how to best to use them for your academic studies and future career.


Social Media Guide for Students

Introducing Digital Literacy

30 April 2014

This blog is all about digital literacy. As you study, we will take you on a journey of digital discovery, help you to identify gaps in your skills and provide opportunities and guidance for you to gain new skills. But what is digital literacy? It is broadly defined as ‘capabilities which fit an individual for living, learning and working in a digital society’ (JISC,2011). There are many different aspects to being digitally literate – some things you will be pretty good at, others will be new to you. read more