As a returning student to Manchester you have probably mastered your way around campus, found the secret study spots and significantly improved your abilities to cook. You have certainly come a long way from first year! However there’s a lot still to learn and it’s important to make the most out of your time left at University (it’s not too late!). Here are some ways to make the most out of your time at Manchester.
Visit the Careers Service
The Careers Service has a wide variety of services, tools and advice to help support your future. From interview advice, internship opportunities and graduate jobs, there is something for you! It’s never too early to plan for your future. Make sure you also use the CareersLink where you can find internships, summer/part time work and graduate jobs all tailored to your search.
Get involved with societies and volunteering
Getting involved in student societies and/or volunteering is a great way to meet new people, experience new things and it looks great on your CV! The University has lots of societies that can be found here, so you will be sure to find something that you are interested in! There are also a variety of volunteering opportunities; from educational and community work to environmental and peer support.
Take advantage of your Course
In your Faculty, there are experts in your subject area who are right in front of you; academic advisors, seminar leaders and lectures. Their knowledge and advice is invaluable and could significantly contribute to your future goals and aspirations. If you’re looking for extra support with your studies and in the run-up to exams, why don’t you get involved with the Peer Support programmes?
There is a lot more pressure in second year and final year; the work you now do contributes to your final result in your degree. It’s important to manage your time well and make sure that you leave yourself plenty of time to complete assignments and revise for exams. Setting priorities, creating a schedule and keeping a planner are all efficient ways to manage your time. Always remember to take some down-time for yourself however!
Study abroad/Exchange programmes
With a world-wide reputation, The University of Manchester has numerous partner institutions and global networks that continue to grow each year. These partnerships allow many courses to offer excellent study abroad programmes . Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity to study, travel and experience a new country all at once and it has numerous benefits to both your personal and academic growth. Find more information about going abroad.
Ask for help
There’s always someone to talk to, the student support team offer guidance and support on a range of issues including academic, wellbeing and finance.
Whether you still have a few years left or are approaching your last year at Manchester, make sure you enjoy it! You are part of a world-renowned University, in a fantastic city. This is your opportunity to do more, be more at Manchester. Soon you will be graduating and you will be asking yourself where the time went.