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Posts by: Helena

Hi I'm Helena and I'm currently studying English Language and Creative Writing. Lived in Manchester all my life. My favourite things include bookshops, poetry and hot chocolates with excessive amounts of cream and marshmallows. ☕🐝

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BLOG: What I learned from my university experience

One of the most peculiar feelings about coming to the end of my time at university has been that it […]
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New Adelphi Reviews: Concerto

It’s not everyday you walk into the theatre to be welcomed with a sheet of music, a pencil, and an […]
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New Adelphi Reviews: Emergence

Here at Salford, many of our courses involve hands-on experience within your desired industry, or can even fast-track you straight […]
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Studying Social Policy: Matthew Torbitt

Our ‘Student Stories’ are personal pieces written by students about their journey to Salford and the experiences they had studying […]
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Sustainable student style: 5 tips for eco-friendly fashion

One of the benefits of moving to Salford and Manchester is that our city is ready and waiting for any […]
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New Adelphi Reviews: The Band

As our first trimester has rolled in, New Adelphi Theatre’s autumn and winter season has premiered, promising some incredible shows, […]
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Celebrating Christmas in Salford & Manchester 2019

Have you already got the itch to put those Christmas decorations up? Desperate to be sipping hot toddy under glittering […]
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New Adelphi Theatre Preview: Autumn/Winter 2019

With a new academic trimester brings other new things – including a brand new, incredible theatre season at the New […]
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Studying Social Policy: Artiana Blaize

Our ‘Student Stories’ are personal pieces written by students about their journey to Salford and the experiences they had studying […]
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Studying Social Policy: Megan Rowlands-Mckie

Our ‘Student Stories’ are personal pieces written by students about their journey to Salford and the experiences they had studying […]
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Finally moving to Salford? 6 places that will be essential to your student life

It’s finally here – the day you move out. Your parent or guardian has you up and awake at an […]
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How to prepare for ‘Operation: W.e.l.c.o.m.e Week’

The thought process associated with Welcome Week for some new students might be ‘Move in, stock up on drinks, meet […]
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Suzan and Zoya: Our research placement experience at Manchester Clinical Research Facility

Earlier in the year we shared an interview with two of our BSc Biomedical Science students, Suzan and Zoya, regarding […]
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Recent Reads: Helena’s Round-up

It’s no surprise to anyone that being a creative writing student and being a bookworm go hand in hand. My […]

10 tips for being a sustainable student

Student life can be quite hectic sometimes – juggling your workload, social life, commuting and any part time jobs or […]

Barcelona Business Trip: Interview with Cemre

We promise that Manchester isn’t always raining! But luckily, if you’re a student at the University of Salford, you might […]

What is Enactus?: An interview with Andreea C. Mois

When you’re balancing your university work, a part-time job and family commitments, your spare time can seem all too sparse. […]
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Mooting in Zambia: Interview with Ja’far & Emma

On the 8th – 12th April 2019, the 16th Commonwealth Moot was held in Zambia, with Law students Ja’far Imam […]

Dissecting the world of film: Interview with Hazel Woolnough

The film industry is thriving more than ever and it’s never been a better time to take on a university […]

Why a research-based placement is an opportunity not to be missed

UPDATE: Suzan and Zoya have shared with us a detailed insight into what they learned from their placement and what […]

New Adelphi Reviews: Jim Cartwright’s ‘Is there anybody there?’

A rehearsed reading of Jim Cartwright’s newest play ‘Is there anybody there?’ was performed in the New Adelphi Theatre on […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: What does good mental health look like to you?

This week, from the 13th to the 19th May 2019, is Mental Health Awareness Week. Here in the Social Media […]

Be your own boss: Entrepreneur, student and mum Laura Billington

Every year we have intakes of incredible students who have hidden talents, bring unique and interesting ideas to the table […]

6 essential reads for boosting your mental wellbeing: Helena’s picks

Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK begins on the 13th May 2019, with this year’s theme focusing on “body […]
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New Adelphi Reviews: Chortle Student Comedy Awards

Deadlines are approaching. The library has basically become your second home and a can of Red Bull has become your […]
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New Adelphi Reviews: Dance with US

The world of dance, especially ballet, can be perceived as an art only made for particular people and body shapes. […]
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Mathematics at Salford: Meet Cameron Singleton

If you have been following our Facebook events page, you might know we’ve recently been doing a lot of Applicant […]

Is writing a dissertation really that terrifying?

A word you might hear pop up a lot during both your time applying to universities and whilst you’re actually […]

NARM Preview: Campbell Glennie Interview

This year the annual Nations and Regions Media Conference (NARM) will take place at MediaCityUK, Salford on Wednesday 27th March. […]

Physics student and society president: Q&A with Georgia

Have you ever wanted to get the low-down on our Physics course – whether it’s what modules are available or […]

New Adelphi Reviews: ‘The Adhesion of Love’

“Are you ready to have your view forever changed?” Upon entering the New Adelphi Theatre for the show, aside from […]

Behind the Books: Salford’s New Literary Internship Scheme

Here at Salford, we pride ourselves on how many of our courses offer great opportunities for placements and work experience […]

Criminology and Sociology: the Inside-Out module

Last academic semester final year BSc Criminology and Sociology students had the amazing opportunity of beginning a brand new module […]

New Adelphi Theatre Preview: February – March

In September 2016, the University of Salford was excited to open our brand new New Adelphi building – the new […]

Ways to unleash your creativity whilst living in Manchester and Salford

Don’t be fooled by the idea that university is meant to be a time where you have everything set in […]

TV in Tennessee: Interview with Jamie-Louise

Studying at the University of Salford has many perks and it’s amazing that one of them can mean travelling 4000 […]

Places in Manchester and Salford to kickstart your 2019 fitness routine

I think we can all say we’ve had those New Year resolutions where we are determined to be more active […]

Get your nerd on: Top 10 places to visit in Manchester for comic, film and game fans

Manchester is known for many things: music, fashion, landmarks, museums and football teams. When you come to the University of […]

BLOG: Introducing…Helena

THIS IS ME Nice to meet you, I’m Helena, I’m 22, Mancunian born and bred, and I am a third-year […]

BLOG: Why I Chose Salford

My journey to university didn’t involve much travel but that didn’t stop it from being one of the best choices […]
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Change up your study routine with these 7 quirky tips

Exam and deadline season can be a stressful time no matter what period of your life you’re at – whether […]