Facilities Services

University services open over the summer break

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Despite the academic year coming to a close, the university is still here to support you over the summer break. Remember to keep in touch over the coming months by regularly checking your student email account for possible updates about next year and any actions you may need to take to get prepared.

Whether you’re staying on campus or heading home for a while, we’re here to help you whenever you need it and whatever your concerns.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

The Counselling and Mental Health Service offer a wide range of support:

  • These online resources may be helpful in the first instance
  • If you need to talk to someone, please complete this online questionnaire before calling the appointment line on 0161 275 2864 (Monday–Friday, 10.30am–1.30pm). Please state the colour suggested upon completing the questionnaire and you will be booked in for the next day.
  • If you need support immediately, use this list of urgent mental health support.

If you’re planning on staying on campus, we’d recommend you download the SafeZone app. It also allows you to contact our Security team directly if you are in an immediate emergency or require first aid, and you can use the ‘check-in’ function to let Security know of your whereabouts for extra peace of mind.

Library Services

From Saturday, 12 June to Sunday, 19 September, you will be able to access study spaces at the following sites:

  • Alan Gilbert Learning Commons (9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday)
  • Main Library (9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday; 9am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday)
  • Eddie Davies Library (open to AMBS students only when the AMBS building is open; not staffed by Library staff).

From Monday 14th June you do not need to book Library study spaces – spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. For further information, click here.

IT Support

If you happen to encounter any IT issues over summer, IT Services are here to support you. They are offering a laptop loan and WiFi access scheme for all undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as advice on returning after a break. As always, you can ask IT support questions on Library Chat – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Financial Support

If you are struggling financially as a result of the ongoing pandemic, the Living Cost Support Fund is open all year round to provide practical support. The fund can award small grants and loans to support you if you find yourself experiencing unexpected or additional financial worries this summer.

SU

The Students’ Union is hosting a range of events over the summer break, particularly in celebration of Pride month this June. See their events schedule, as well as a full list of societies you can join ahead of the next academic year.

Careers Service

The Careers Service hosts a new CareerConnect platform where you can access events, appointments and careers resources over the summer break.

If you’re heading into your final year, there are many essential actions you can take between now and November to get a head start on popular graduate schemes and postgraduate courses. This is an ideal time to start thinking about your next steps so that you can begin your final year as prepared as you possibly can be.

Visit the Student Support website for more details on services available to you over summer. If you’re planning on staying in Manchester, see some of the exciting events taking place in the city over the coming months.

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