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Create. Imagine the possibilities.

20 January 2017

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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

Curate. Don’t drown in a sea of information. Organize.

18 January 2017

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Welcome to day 3 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 three

Today’s theme is curating – how to stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 12:00 and 13:00 today to find out more. 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

Before I Came To University – The Student Diaries

19 September 2016

Jess is about to start a Broadcast Journalism course here at Salford. In her first post, she writes about how it felt leaving home and settling in!

I’ve always known I wanted to come to University. That’s why from around Year 10, I made every effort to pursue my university journey. However, what I didn’t know, is that time would go so quickly and I would be found packing my belongings up and saying goodbye to my parents.

Thinking about University is a long and extensive process, from choosing your selected universities to writing your personal statement. It’s not just a case of deciding your first choice university and immediately getting in. I attended open days and made lengthy amounts of  research into universities across the country before making my choice, it’s imperative I chose the right uni for me. read more

Nursing 100: 10 Nursing Blogs

12 May 2016

2016 is the Centenary of the Royal College of Nursing and to mark a 100 years since its founding, we’ve created a ‘Nursing 100’ – 100 tips, topics and resources useful for student nurses.

To kick off, we’re celebrating International Nurses’ Day 2016 with the voices of nurses themselves – 10 blogs by Nurses and Nursing Students.

Nursing bloggers can be valuable sources of information –  their thoughts on key issues can help you understand your profession or be a source of advice and support.  Reading about the experiences of other student nurses can offer reassurance that you’re not the only one dreading your upcoming placement. read more

Make the most of your mobile device.

1 February 2016

Make the most of your mobile device! Did you get a sparkly new device for Christmas?

Why not check out our great new package full of hints and tips to get you started; no matter which device you use?

Simply choose your device and see how you can connect to key University services such as e-mail, accessing e-books and more plus some great apps to help you work and study more effectively.

Who knows? This could open up a whole new world of great ways to spend your time, connect with others and organise your work! 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

‘Appy Christmas!

17 December 2014

The end of term is nearly here and the festive decorations are up, so the Library wanted to wish you a Happy ‘Appy Christmas.

appblogAs a gift to you, we’ve bought together a selection of useful apps which could help with any New Years resolutions you may be making for 2015. As an added gift they are all free!

Dreaming of being more organized?

Wunderlust, Trello or Evernote may help.

Wunderlust: Voted MacApp of the Year 2013, this useful app will help you organize your to-do lists, errands and even track and share your shopping list. read more

How to erase your Digital footprint

1 August 2014

Here’s a useful article from Edudemic for those of you who might want to try and erase some of your on-line activities. It doesn’t guarantee 100% success, but it’s a start.
How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint: http://t.co/SlVxX1YgvU
It’s best to remember though – there is no privacy on the net. So think before you post anything anywhere as it could save embarrassment later!

Going viral: the power of a tweet

29 July 2014

What do you like to share on social media? Here’s a cautionary tale from a former student of the University of Salford, about what happened when a tweet went viral :

article about a tweet that went viral

@baggie_ade on his viral tweet

Story first printed in Prestwich & Whitefield Local, July 2014