Posts tagged: induction

New to Salford? You are not alone! #studentdiaries

30 January 2017

Our team of fab student bloggers have been writing about their experience of studying at Uni and sharing some really good reflections about being a new student.

Anne – studying Occupational Therapy

Meet Anne. She has become an ‘expert juggler’ since starting her Occupational Therapy course in September. She has been blogging about setting up her ‘occupation station’, having 3rd week wobbles, building professional relationships by car sharing and a few referencing lessons have been learnt! All of Anne’s posts can be read here. read more

Communicate. It’s good to talk.

17 January 2017

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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

13 January 2017

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Want to get more out of your mobile technology? Perhaps you got a shiny new device for Christmas but aren’t sure how to use it? Or maybe you’d like to use it better in your studies or teaching?

Next week is national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week and here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device. Starting on 16 January 2017, this short course looks at how you can make the most of your smart phone, tablet or laptop. The course, for all students and staff, runs for 5 consecutive days with opportunities to engage as much or as little as you are able to, both within the University and the wider community.  The topics for each day are: 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?

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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

Get the books you need to read for your course

5 October 2015

You may be starting to wonder how you get hold of the books you need to read to prepare for your lectures and seminars that. You can check on line for your reading lists via the Salford Student Channel website. Alternatively you find your reading lists by either logging on to each of your modules in Blackboard and clicking on ‘Reading List’ or searching online for ‘Reading Lists at Salford’.

Watch our video to find out more (click the link next to the image to view the video): read more

How to borrow and return books from the library

1 October 2015

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If you’ve found some books you want to take out of the library then you can borrow up to 15 books if you are an undergraduate and 25 books if you are a postgraduate student. You will need to issue them to yourself using those scary looking self –issue machines in the libraries – but don’t worry it is really easy.
Watch this video and see for yourself how easy it is.
How to borrow books from the libraries

When you have finished with the books you will need to bring them back into the library and use the self -service return machines. If you are returning books at Clifford Whitworth Library then the machines are on the ground floor. This video shows you how: read more

There’s more to using The Library than simply picking a book off the shelf…

29 September 2015

We asked students coming into the Library what top tips they would share to help others successfully learn in the Library. Watch this You Tube video to see what you came up with:

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Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)

8 January 2015

Next week is the national Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) week. At Salford we are celebrating by letting you know what we have available for you so you can make the most of your laptop, tablet or phone to help you with your studies.

All you need to do is watch this video – its only 1 minute 30 seconds long. Then go to the links listed below to access any further information, guides or relevant web pages.

You can also follow #BYOD4L to find out what’s going on countrywide as part of BYOD4L week. read more

How to access internal web pages from home

18 September 2014

Certain resources on the University website – such as past exam papers – are held on internal web pages, which cannot immediately be seen from computers that aren’t on the University’s network. However, if you need to view these resources while you’re at home, you will need to set up proxy access. This authenticates you as a valid user. Here’s how to do it:

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How to scan documents and email them

17 September 2014

As well as printing and photocopying, you can also scan documents and email them to yourself on the amazing multifunctional devices around the Library and elsewhere in the University.

Here’s how:
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