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Live well for learning

Living well for learning means taking care of your physical and mental health. If you aren't eating or sleeping well or if there are things that are worrying you, it is unlikely that you will be at your best for study. Getting out and doing some physical activity is a great social activity and stress reliever. Even if you don't consider yourself 'sporty' there is something for everyone. Whether you choose to take part in a team sport, visit the gym, go for a walk with friends, go to a fitness class or do Park Run with your kids it all counts and you’ll feel better for it.


Sport, physical activity and study

Watch this short video of students talking about how sport and physical activity have influenced their experience of studying at Salford.

Visit the Sports Centre website to see what activities you can get involved in.

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Got things on your mind?

Watch this video to learn how the askUS team can help.

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Boost your employabiity by getting involved in sport.

  • Engagement in sport provides a wide range of positive attributes wanted by employers notably: team working, communication skills, motivation, competitiveness and resilience.
  • Enhanced employability is not just about playing sport. Employers consider that leadership positions, organisational roles and other positions of responsibility within sports clubs and societies were particularly beneficial in providing 'added value' for graduate employability.
  • Some students who engage in sport are able to make the best use of their experience in a recruitment process by demonstrating transferable skill.
  • Graduates who take part in sport have a higher annual household income than graduates who do no sport. Participation and volunteering in sport is associated with a premium in salary of between £4264 and £5616 per annum.

Source: BUCS Impact of Engagement in Sport on Graduate Employability Report

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Wellbeing and Counselling Service

The University's Wellbeing and Counselling Service provides a wide range of support from emotional wellbeing, mental health and abuse to sleeping problems, loneliness and eating disorders. There is lots of information on their website and you can also make an appointment to speak to someone from the Wellbeing and Counselling team.

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USSU Health and Wellbeing Support

The University of Salford Students Union (USSU) Health and Wellbeing webpages provide information and support for your general health, mental health, exam stress, personal problems and relationship problems.

You can also access the online Wellbeing Zone which is a free to all students and gives you access to advice on how to achieve a balanced lifestyle, tools to support a healthy diet, exercise, regular sleep and reduce the consumption of alcohol and cigarettes. You will also find loads of tasty (and healthy!) recipes for you to try including Vegetarian and Gluten Free dishes.

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