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We can be failures – just for one day

Failure Friday! What if failure didn’t have to be defined as a negative? What if we started to see it as a facet of longer-term success? We think of failure as a bad outcome, something to be ashamed of and a barrier to achieving success. This shouldn’t be the case! Festival of Failure – Failure […]

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Celebrating Diversity

Researching Pride in the Library

As June draws to a close, we are reflecting on the celebrations of Pride Month. We are exploring how we can unify and research Pride going forward, making use of the resources we have available here in the Library. It’s important that we continue learning about the incredible achievements of the LGBTQ+ community, the inspiring […]

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Stand out from the IT crowd with MOS

Imagine it now… you’re in front of the interview panel and they have asked about your knowledge of Microsoft Office tools. You might seek to assure them, saying “Yes, I have great Word and PowerPoint skills, and can analyse data using Excel…”, but how can you actually demonstrate that? Simple. Show prospective employers that you […]

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Celebrating Diversity

We cannot walk alone: Get involved in Refugee Week 2021

The contributors to The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives tell unique stories. Viet Thanh Ngugyen was forced to flee Vietnam aged 4 years old after his hometown was invaded by the northern communist army. Food shortages in Zimbabwe under President Mugabe’s rule pushed Novuyo Rosa Thsuma and her family to South Africa. Rampant anti-Semitism […]

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Finding information

Library Access – All you need to know!

What is Library Access? It’s browser extension that saves you time, money, and effort. How? Well, Library Access allows you to read electronic journal articles, e-books, reviews, and other online material provided by the Library, without having to visit Library Search first. How do you use Library Access? Library Access makes it simpler to access […]

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Use USIR: Give your essay the extra edge

You might have spotted the acronym before, but are you aware of the wealth of information contained in USIR? Join The Library’s Metadata and Licensing Administrator, Andrew Marsden, as he uncovers a world of research… Did you know that the University of Salford has an Institutional Repository? Well, we do, and it’s rather snappily called […]

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Finding information

Why students should start reading the Financial Times

The Library is devoted to bringing you new, high-quality, digital resources. This week, Salford academic, Charles Knight, Associate Dean – Student Experience, explains why students should be checking out the Financial Times (and the Library’s other digital resources). Do you know what the fuss is about crypto-currency (Dogecoin to the moon!) or why people suddenly became worried about […]

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Celebrating Diversity

Access for All! Promoting Inclusivity in the Library

We believe everyone should have good access to our space and services, to achieve everything they are can while studying. With this in mind, here’s a fun blog post that shows how we’re promoting inclusivity here at the Library, enjoy! Celebrating Diversity With such a diverse set of students at University of Salford, diversity should […]

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Boosting wellbeing

Get back to nature this Mental Health Awareness Week

For 2021’s Nature-themed Mental Health Awareness Week, let one of The Library’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champions, Charlotte Howell, take you on a tour of our main collection: From the importance of self-care to the personal accounts of those facing prejudice, The Library holds a range of resources for you to explore and improve your […]

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Exams – How to make them work for you

Have you got exams coming up? Our advice will help you be at your best, both preparing for the exam and on the day itself.  Make sure you’re revising the right thing! Be clear about what sub-topics will be covered on each exam. If you aren’t sure, check – there’s no point revising something which […]