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Make your dreams a reality with the UWLP

Whether you want to strengthen your CV, earn course credits, or simply impress your mates on your next holiday – why not try learning a language with the UWLP? The UWLP (University-Wide Language Programme) is an ideal opportunity for you to broaden your horizons, and pick up a new skill that sets you apart from […]

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We Need to Talk About BoB

Who is BoB? Where do we find him? How will he help us with our studies? All of these questions can be answered with one click. Welcome to BoB. The Who’s & What’s of BoB BoB (or Box of Broadcasts, to give it its proper name) is a resource which can be accessed by all […]

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What are Zines, anyway?

It’s difficult to define exactly, what makes a zine a zine. Zines do not have any set subject or design. You have complete freedom when making one. The only common terms that come up when describing a zine are DIY, self-published and not for profit. They started being made in the 1920s/30s as a way […]

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TypingClub – Learn to touch type for free

Are you frustrated with your typing skills or lack of? Fed up with how long it takes to type a short paragraph of text? Learning to type accurately… at speed… without looking at the keyboard is known as touch typing. It’s a great skill to acquire. Touch typing saves you a lot of time, and […]

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Get active with your online learning

Well, the new academic year has begun. As you enter this first trimester we’re wondering how you’re settling into your University teaching, but more specifically, your online learning… Are you confident about sharing your views during online seminars? Are you happy raising your hand to ask a question during online lectures? If you’re finding it […]

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Be inspired by a book this Black History Month 

This Black History Month we’re celebrating the work of some of the black writers in our Leisure Reading collection. Check out our display the next time you pay us a visit.  Here are some details about ten of the books that Library staff have chosen for the display:  Just as I Am – Cicely Tyson […]

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Guiding you to wellbeing

When you think of the library, what comes to mind first? Books, bookshelves, quiet spaces and computers? Definitely not guide dogs, right? Well, that’s where you’re wrong, because during the exam period, the library will be home to some very good boys and girls. Now this isn’t just some scheme to get more people into […]

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Struggling to keep motivated with your studies?

Viv Bell, Academic Skills Consultant for Salford Business School gives her insights into keeping yourself motivated. “I am a runner. I run because it’s important for my mental and physical health and my overall aim is to get fit. During my regular morning run there are lots of obstacles in my way like dog poo, […]

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The winner takes it all

…Actually, there are runners-up prizes

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Web browser tips and tricks

Our top tips will help you get the most from your time online.