Spotlights 2021

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With tens of thousands of resources, in all different formats, it can sometimes be hard to pick out what you want from the University of Salford library. This spotlight page aims to highlight resources with a focus on diversity, inclusion and equality for you to enrich your studying, your wellbeing and your knowledge on current social issues. If you have any ideas or suggestions for us to spotlight, let us know by emailing

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1st July 2021

Are you starting a new job this summer? Check out LinkedIn Learning’s fantastic course Out and Proud: Approaching LGBT Issues in the Workplace for invaluable advice on coming out in the workplace, and being an ally.

1st June 2021

June 20th marks World Refugee Day. Personal accounts from across the globe are presented in this powerful portrait of the greatest humanitarian emergency of our time, brought to you by Ai Weiwei and featuring stories from refugees, aid workers, politicians, activists and more.

1st May 2021

With Mental Health Awareness Week occurring this May, discover the debates in mental health diagnoses and pick up expert tips on resilience in our wide-ranging e-book collection, Cambridge University Press Hot Topics: Mental Health.

1st April 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month, and with the 1-year anniversary of the first Covid-lockdown passing, now is the perfect time to engage with ways to improve your mental health. With 24 videos that you can pick and choose from, this mindfulness course is a great place to start.

1st March 2021

From an inspiring Sight & Sound interview with British-Ghanaian actor, director and writer, Michaela Coel, to a New Statesman piece on racial bias in football commentary, publisher Exact Editions has collected hundreds of fascinating articles in their Black Lives Matter learning resource.

1st February 2021

February is LGBTQ History Month, so we’re highlighting the fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960’s with The Stonewall Reader, a must read for context and information on how the fight for equal LGBTQ rights started and how it continues today.