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Manage your time better

The start of a new year is a great time to think about how you can get organised, boost your productivity and make time for the things you may always feel too busy for.

See something new

There’s more to Manchester than the Oxford Road Corridor! Why not make this your year to break the habit and discover the culture rich and eclectic vibe of the city you call home?  

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Get money smarter!

Did you get to week 5 and realise your money for the semester wasn't going to last anywhere near as long as you thought? If so, take a look at our top tips to manage your finances and hopefully help your money go further in 2017.

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Be healthier

Is the promise of improving your diet at the top of your New Year’s Resolutions? Maybe it was last year too, somewhere near doing a whole lot more exercise. Are we right? Make 2017 your year to make a change - healthy eating doesn’t need to be boring or hard work!

Think about your future

Whether you're a first year, a finalist, or a postgrad - it is important to lay some solid foundations for your future when you’re applying for jobs. Remember, the things you get involved in right now will be your store of experience when you need it.

Have you visited these secret study spaces?

We understand that finding the perfect space to study can be difficult, especially with the Main Library and Alan Gilbert Learning Commons being so busy with exam prep. To help, we’re letting you in on our secret study spaces, so whatever your study needs we have you covered for when you need it most.

Cut your stress

Stress is the body's natural reaction to pressures in life and is often unavoidable but help is on hand with our top tips for managing stress

Getting fit

The most popular New Year's resolution is to get in shape – and typically it can be the hardest one to stick to. So here are a few simple things you can do to help make 2017 the year you succeed!

Give back

Volunteering is a great way to enhance your confidence and either find new or improve skills all whilst giving something back. Why not give it a go this year?

Learn something new

Make 2017 the year you try something new. From learning a language to joining a choir - here are our top picks. 

Top tips for getting a restful night’s sleep

It's a stressful time of year. Take a look over these top tips for getting the Zzzzzs you need!

5 alternative ways to relax on campus

So exam season is upon us, nights are long, mornings are early and the coffee is strong. Whether you are tackling University exams for the first time or you’re a well-versed finalist, it can be a stressful time for any of us so luckily there is lots you can do here on campus to relax and wind down.

The Brilliant Club Placements: A paid opportunity for PhD students to teach their own research!

The Brilliant Club is an award-winning charity that recruits, trains and pays doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small tutorial groups of high-performing pupils in schools that serve communities with a low participation rate in Higher Education.

Thought about international volunteering?

Have you ever wanted to volunteer internationally or would love the chance to lead a team in another country? Well look no further as we are now looking for an Assistant Project Leader for Team Uganda summer 2017!

Donate old textbooks to new students

When it comes to the end of term, do you have a pile of textbooks that you aren't going to use again? There are students who will be taking your course next year that would benefit from them!

Apply for Soapbox Science 2017

Are you a woman in science? Want to share your passion for your work with the public? Then apply now! 

Your student life

How do you have Your Say for Your Uni?

Do you know how you can influence changes at the University? Your Say for Your Uni is how.

The Your Say for Your Uni  covers all the different ways that you can make your student voice heard  - from being a rep (or just talking to your rep) to completing  student experience surveys.

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