Now teaching activities have moved online, you might be looking forward to not spending time on a frustrating commute and staying in your pyjamas until midday. But as you’re planning to work from home for an extended period of time, we’ve put together a guide to accessing University services remotely:
Using the library
While lectures and seminars are moving online, remember that the Library has one of the UK’s largest online academic libraries with thousands of online e-books, journals, databases, articles and media students can access for free. Now is also a great time to explore My Learning Essentials if you haven’t already – the Library’s award winning skills programme, designed to support students with their personal development and academic studies.
Keep updated with how to access the Library services online
Make the most of podcasts
All upcoming lectures are now being recorded and made available to all students, all of which will be accessible through Blackboard over the coming weeks. These podcasts will be your best friend while keeping on top of uni work during the coronavirus closures, and if you’re home with housemates or family now might be a good time to invest in some noise-cancelling headphones so you can focus without interruption.
Student Support is still here
Even if you’re studying at home, you can still access information and resources to help with issues affecting your student wellbeing. The Student Support website has loads of online resources and support on everything from taking care of your wellbeing to getting academic support, and though you can’t make a face-to-face appointment you can email for advice instead.
The counselling services is also now operating remotely to offer support for students, find out more from the website here. You can also access free online mental health and wellbeing support with Big White Wall, any time, any day.
You can still use the Careers service
The world may feel like it’s at a stand still, but it’s still important to think about your future and discuss your career plans for after graduation. The Careers Service has now moved most its careers activities online. Keep updated with news here.
You can still Be Active
While UoM Sport and the Purple Wave might be cancelled, you can still keep up being active. There’s loads of ways you can keep up your exercise routine, from trying out some YouTube home workouts, a yoga routine or even making a TikTok dance or two! To keep up to date with UoM Sport follow @UoMSport on social media and use #StayInWorkOut to share your home exercising.
Finally, one of the most important things is that you are able to remotely access e-mail, My Manchester and other software while away from campus. For instructions on how to do this have a look at the IT Services website for students.