Advice for new students

The sooner you start using the library, the better. Research has shown that the more a student engages with the library, the greater likelihood of them getting a higher grade degree.

We've gathered together all the key information we think you'll need to get started. If you need help with anything, please get in touch - we're here to help.

Attend a Welcome event

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    • Library Welcome (Online)

      Starts: 28 May 2024, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 28 May 2024, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 96
      An introduction to all the free resources and services offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford to help you with your studies.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 29 May 2024, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 29 May 2024, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 98
      This workshop will introduce you to the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford. This workshop will be delivered online.
    • Library Welcome (Online)

      Starts: 30 May 2024, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 30 May 2024, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 99
      An introduction to all the free resources and services offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford to help you with your studies.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 30 May 2024, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 30 May 2024, 2:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      This workshop will introduce you to the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford. This workshop will be delivered online.
    • Library Welcome (Online)

      Starts: 3 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 3 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      An introduction to all the free resources and services offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford to help you with your studies.
    • Discover your Library (On campus)

      Starts: 5 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 5 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 23
      Learn about all the free Library services and resources available to students at the University of Salford, and how they will help you with your studies..
    • Library Welcome (Online)

      Starts: 7 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 99
      An introduction to all the free resources and services offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford to help you with your studies.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 7 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 7 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      This workshop will introduce you to the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford. This workshop will be delivered online.
    • Writing at a UK University: how to pass your assessments [on campus]

      Starts: 10 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
      Finishes: 10 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 24
      This workshop will cover expectations of learning at Salford, with a focus on how to pass assessments. It focuses on some of the most important aspects of studying and producing academic writing at a UK university, including how to use academic information effectively. This workshop is open to all students, particularly those who are new to studying in the UK or at the University of Salford.
    • Library Welcome (Online)

      Starts: 11 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      An introduction to all the free resources and services offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford to help you with your studies.
    • Writing at a UK University: how to pass your assessments [online]

      Starts: 11 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
      Finishes: 11 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm
      Remaining places: 58
      This workshop focuses on how to pass assessments at a UK university. It focuses on some of the most important aspects of studying and producing academic writing at a UK university, including how to use academic information effectively. It is aimed at students new to studying in the UK or at the University of Salford.
    • IT Essentials at Salford [Online]

      Starts: 12 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
      Finishes: 12 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      This workshop will introduce you to the main IT tools, resources and services you need to get started as a student at the University of Salford. This workshop will be delivered online.
    • Library Welcome Webinar (Online)

      Starts: 19 Jun 2024, 10:00 am
      Finishes: 19 Jun 2024, 11:00 am
      Remaining places: 100
      An introduction to all the free resources and services offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford to help you with your studies.
    • Using AI ethically in your studies [online]

      Starts: 24 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
      Finishes: 24 Jun 2024, 4:00 pm
      Remaining places: 30
      This online workshop will cover the basics of generative AI, with a focus discussion around how and when it's appropriate to use in your studies. This workshop is open to all students.
    • Library Welcome (Online)

      Starts: 27 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 27 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
      Remaining places: 100
      An introduction to all the free resources and services offered by the Library to students at the University of Salford to help you with your studies.
    • Develop your skills: doing a literature review [Online]

      Starts: 1 Aug 2024, 12:00 pm
      Finishes: 1 Aug 2024, 1:00 pm
      Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
      Remaining places: 24
      In this workshop you will develop your literature review skills. We will explore the aims behind a literature review, how to carry out your search, how to critically assess your sources and how to structure your review.

    International Student Support

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    If English is not your first language, or if you are new to studying in the UK, it is essential that you familiarise yourself with the help and University guidance available to you before you begin your studies.

    Studying in a different language or environment presents additional challenges to you as a learner, therefore we have created this page of resources so that you can begin your learning journey as soon as possible, with the confidence of knowing you are able to meet the expectations of the University.

    Stay in touch with your Library

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    Follow us on social media and stay up to date on the latest announcements and Library information.

    Take an eLibrary tour

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    Learn about the resources and support we provide - whenever and wherever you're studying.

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    Find out what the Library has to offer

    Develop your IT Skills

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    Learn about the key IT services and resources to support your studies; how to access online training, trainer-led webinars, and add IT qualifications to your CV with our Microsoft Office Specialist certification programme.

    Activate your print account

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    Send a document to the Salford Print option from a University PC. You don't need to print it - simply sending it to print will activate your printing account on the system meaning you can use your student ID card to log into the printers. As a new student, you will have £2 free print credit.