We provide on campus Student Support on a huge range of issues affecting students, so we’ve included links here to the different themes that we blog about:
Ever wondered how to save money? Confused about your student finance and need some help and guidance?
Come along to The Atrium and make use of the Student Money Campaign!
We have lots of activities, information, and competitions which will help you with your finance and give you some handy tips and tricks!
- Piggy Bank Challenge – Guess how much money is in the bank for a chance to win a £10 Amazon Voucher
- Hook a Duck – Win a calculator, chocolate coins, money tin
- Twitter Poll – Head over to twitter and tell us what you want to know about student finance! (If you tweet us you can come and collect some chocolate coins from the welcome desk!)
- Twitter Chat – Tuesday and Thursday between 11am-12pm our Student Money Advisor will be answering all your questions on twitter! Tweet us @UoMMoneyAdviser with the #UoMMoney
- Supermarket Challenge – You don’t need to buy branded supermarket products all the time, head over and complete our supermarket challenge for a chance to win all of the food items in the baskets and see the price difference between branded and non branded items!
- Money Tree – Write your top money tip on our tree, the winner will win a £10 Amazon Voucher!
Tuesday 13th October 2015, Academy 1, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, 11am – 3pm
Make full use of your time at university and volunteer! Volunteering is a great way to step outside of academic life, make a difference in the community, meet new people and improve your employability.
Come to the Volunteering Fair for the chance to:
- Explore what’s going on in your local community and how you can be part of it
- Meet charities and community organisations who are making a difference
- Find out how volunteering can boost your employability and benefit your career
Over 70 charities and not-for-profit organisations will be attending the Fair, representing a range of volunteering themes. Find out what volunteering opportunities are available on your doorstep in health, education, environment, international and more! From small local community groups to large charities, there’s something for everyone.
Check out the Facebook event for updates: http://on.fb.me/1O5Njgq.
It has been an exciting couple of weeks back and it is great to see so many happy and busy students!
It is important however to take time out of our busy day to day lives to think about our health and well being so if you can’t head down to the atrium for a break or to see us at our i-zone, remember to take 30 minutes out for yourself at home!
This week the University of Manchester is supporting the well being of all students.
As well as exciting activities taking place in the new Well Being rooms in the Simon Building which you can find out about here, there are also exclusive competitions and well being activities taking place in our i-zone on the Ground Floor of University Place.
- Healthy Recipe – Win Lorraine Pascales Healthy Cook Book
- How fast can you row 500m? – Free 1 day Gym Pass
- Your top wellbeing tip – Win £10 amazon voucher
On Thursday between 10am and 12pm we will be holding a student coffee morning with a selection of yummy bakes and treats in the Atrium on the 1st floor of University Place.
The long summer nights are unfortunately drawing to a close and the Northern frost is slowly creeping up on us which means it is time to return for another fabulous year at The University of Manchester.
The team in The Atrium want to offer you a little hand on advice and a few reminders just to ensure you are fully ready to get back into University life.
1. Don’t forget to Register
Even though you did it once in first year, it is vital each year to re-register your attendance! We don’t want anyone falling into any pot holes or charges for not doing so – follow this link to find out how to easily register online 🙂
2. Post First Year
For those of you who are excited about returning as undergraduates for your 2nd, 3rd or even 4th year for more fun, memories and all round uni life – we can’t wait to have you back! But it is also important to remember that assignments and deadlines can be tough and feel much harder than your 1st year! Our advice is to get those diaries out and get organised early – contact your school to find out about choosing modules to ensure you pick those most suited to you! Don’t forget to come prepared with stationary available on campus in the Students Union for those of you who really are last minute! Otherwise pop to Rymans for 10% DISCOUNT.
If you ever feel assignments, reading and lectures is all too overwhelming pop along to The Atrium, 1st Floor, University Place to book an appointment to speak to our Student Support Advisor who will be happy to wash away any fears, queries and worries you have 🙂
As you move up in the ranks at University you may want to explore what Manchester has to offer outside of studying! If you are looking to be active click here to get involved with different teams, activities & sports! The University also offers a wide range of Societies put on by YOU – so if you have a new idea for a society get in touch with the Students Union here. If neither of these tickle your fancy check out events put on by the University by clicking here.
And Lastly – Have Fun & Good Luck J If you need any financial and or General Student Support please call 0161 275 3033/53781
To officially register when you arrive at the University make sure you confirm your attendance by activating your IT account and registering online. Keep an eye out for a confirmation email to see how to do these important steps! Once you have completed these, pick up your student card on campus. Details of where to collect can be found here.
Sorting Student Finance can be a lengthy process – try to be patient waiting for your loan! There are a number of services available to support students with the financial costs of uni. The Student Money Advice Service is located in The Atrium, 1st Floor, University Place where guidance appointments can be arranged. If you are feeling the pinch, visit the Student Union’s Advice Centre to discuss the option of a small emergency loan.
- Settling In
For many of you this will be the first time you have lived away from home and can be a very exciting time! But we understand it can also be fairly daunting settling in and making new friends. The Students’ Union’s Welcome Fair is a great opportunity to sign up for clubs and societies and meet new people to make the most of what uni has to offer! If you do ever feel homesick or unsure of your new surroundings don’t hesitate to contact the Student Support Advisors in The Atrium who can also refer you to the counselling service. On the back of your student card is the number for Nightline, a confidential listening and info service run by students. Most importantly we want you to enjoy your time at UOM.
- What will you need?
Make sure you’re sorted for stationery – you don’t need to spend a fortune as there are student discounts available at Ryman’s! Find out through your introductory lectures which textbooks you really need so you don’t buy things you won’t use! For those of you living in halls don’t forget your essential household items such as cutlery, toaster, bedding, coat hangers and slippers. But don’t worry if you forget some of these as they are easily purchased in town and supermarkets local to halls!
Lectures may take some adjusting to but don’t panic if they overwhelm you in the first few weeks. Trying to write down everything is hard and it can be helpful to record lectures on a Dictaphone (after asking your lecturer for permission first). For some courses, printing your slides beforehand to annotate can be much more efficient and clearer to refer back to for revision.
N.B : – For more detailed information on your first week at uni click here http://www.welcome.manchester.ac.uk/firstweeks/
What do Manchester Student Homes do?
Manchester Student Homes offers a FREE housing service to students. They promote quality accommodation and an advice service to students who choose to live off campus.
Come along to the Manchester Student Homes Housing Talk which will provide you with information on house hunting, as well housing information, advice and guidance.
To book a place, go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/manchester-student-homes-housing-talk-tickets-18411565488
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/911903458884430/