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Six things you should know by the start of the second semester

Whether you’re still trying to get to grips with the library and searching for some extra support and advice with a personal issue or perhaps, you just want to know where else you can study on campus and if there’s still time to join a society – we’ve got all those questions covered with lots of excellent resources and things you can do to make the next semester that little bit more easier.

Getting to grips with the library

First of all, don’t worry if you never made it into the library in your first semester. The library have some useful ‘how to’ videos and there’s plenty of staff on hand to help you find your way. But did you know, you can check if your subject area has its own library? These are often based in the same building where your lectures take place.

Don’t worry if you’re out on placement or based off campus, you can still access all the library’s electronic resources using the VPN. All of your subject’s resources can be found online and on the Library’s website.


Did you know you can go to loads of fitness and sports sessions for free? Sporticipate at the uni offer many traditional sport and non-traditional fitness opportunities. Ever tried Futsal, belly dancing, Dodgeball? Try these and many more for free!


Starting the second semester can sometimes be hard and a little overwhelming knowing how much you have to do. Managing your mood, learning to relax and understanding meditation is a skill that can be learned and developed. We offer workshops throughout the year to help you manage your wellbeing.

Student Support and Advice

The Student Support and Advice team are on hand in the Atrium, University Place to offer support and advice on issues affecting your student life. Whether you’re looking for some help with managing your finances, accessing academic support or how to deal with other issues, they are a great first point of call. For more information, visit the website or drop by the Atrium to speak with an advisor.

Students’ Union

Did you know your Students’ Union not only has a great café, bar and music venue but it also provides an advice service? So if you want impartial advice on financial issues, academic advice or help with looking after yourself then just call in to the Students’ Union on Oxford Road.

Refreshers Fair

Do you wish you’d joined a society in Welcome but were too busy or weren’t too sure what you wanted to do? Here’s your chance to find out more in the second semester. The Students’ Union is running the Refreshers Fair on Tuesday 30 January from 11am – 3.30pm in the Manchester Academy. Come along for a day full of fun, freebies and fantastic opportunities!