Three support services you might not know about

Published on 24 January 13

No matter how long you've been a student at The University of Manchester, there are bound to be some useful services that you haven't been getting the most out of - or that you never knew existed.

There are lots of services across the University dedicated to helping you make the most of your degree, from support with designing a poster for a group assignment to help with your finances. Here are just three services that you may not be taking advantage of, but you can find information about many more on Crucial Guide Live.

Peer support

Peer support is a great way of getting involved with your course. If your course has a peer mentoring or PASS scheme in place and you haven’t already been involved, it’s never too late to join in.

Peer mentors organise socials throughout the year, so it’s never too late to go along and meet people on your course. Many courses have May balls’ to celebrate the end of the academic year and these are often organised by peer mentors.

For academic help and guidance, PASS leaders provide interesting and innovative ways to help you with your studies. PASS sessions run throughout term time and you can go along to as many as you want.

If your course doesn’t have a PASS or peer mentoring scheme and you’re interested in setting on up for next year, click hereto find out how to get started.

Did you know?

Students who regularly attend PASS do better in their exams than those who do not, sometimes increasing their grade by as much as a degree class.

Keeping your health in check

If you’ve moved to Manchester, it is really important to make sure you are registered with a GP here. You can find a local GP or Dentist on the NHS choices website.

To make sure you know how to access the right care in the right circumstances, you can refer to Choose Well on My Manchester. Using Choose Well, you can identify which services are best equipped to deal with your needs.

Did you know?

You can get free eye tests at the University Teaching Clinic, and 20% off all glasses.

Using the Careers Service

If you haven’t taken the time to become familiar with the Careers Service, now is a great time to take a look at what they have to offer. Whether you’ve not a clue what you want to do, or if you have your future all planned out, the Careers Service can help you with everything from mock interviews and CV workshops to general career appointments to really pin down what it is you want to do after graduation.

The best thing to do is go and visit them in Crawford House, on Booth Street East and speak to someone at the reception who will be able to help you find the best services for your needs.

To find out more about what the Careers Service have to offer, click here.

Did you know?

Careers has specific services and information for postgraduates and international students.


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