Advice for new students

Students at the University of Salford

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.

Develop your IT Skills

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

Enrol on UniSkills

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To get up to speed academically we recommend you enrol on UniSkills - an online learning course designed to develop your study, research and digital skills and empower you to respond positively to the challenges of studying in higher education and your lifelong learning journey.

What to expect in the Library

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We've put a few very important measures in place to ensure that your learning can continue in a safe environment.

Take an eLibrary tour

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

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.

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.

Get connected to the library

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Join the Library's Teams site and keep connected virtually. You can make video calls with library staff, share screens so we can help with your studies and work together even though we're apart.