Postgraduate students

As a student on one of our Apprenticeship Programmes you can access the full range of academic skills support on offer. Take a look at some of the key resources available to you whilst you are studying with us.


Learning on day one

During your induction, the Degree Apprenticeship Team will explain ‘learning on day one’ and the requirement to complete UniSkills Part 1 as part of the apprenticeships requirement set by the Education, Skills and Funding Agency.  

UniSkills will introduce you to academic expectations of studying at the University of Salford, so that you feel ready and confident. We know that you may have been out of study for a while, and after everything that’s happened this year we want to help you get ahead in your studies.

What do you need to do?

  • The pre quiz and Part 1 – Learning at University must be completed on 1 February 2021. This is the date recorded on your student record as the start of the academic term and therefore as your first day of learning. Please don't complete these tasks before or after this date as it won't count towards 'learning on day 1', it has to be on this date only to satisfy the government regulations.
  • We will track completion by running reports on this day. If this hasn’t been completed, we will have to contact your line manager as the University will be at risk of a compliance breach. Non completion will trigger an audit and therefore clawbacks of issued payments from the government.  

Watch this short introductory video to learn more about 'learning on day one'.

Step 1: Pre-learning quiz

Begin by taking the pre-learning quiz - how are your UniSkills? When prompted please use your University email address.

Step 3: Part 1 assessment

Please log into Blackboard and complete the assessment for Part 1 of UniSkills.

Want to learn more?

Having completed Part 1 of UniSkills - Learning at University you may choose to complete the rest of the programme.

  • Part 2 covers finding information for your studies. You will learn about using Library Search to find the best academic information for your subject as well as learning how to identify what makes good academic information.
  • Part 3 covers studying effectively and ethically. Find out what academic misconduct is and how to avoid it, learn the basics of referencing, academic reading and notetaking and find out how to live well for learning.