Academic support for postgraduate students

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Joining us at Salford Business School as a postgraduate student opens up a world of opportunity. As part of your postgraduate course, you have access to a wide range of academic support to help you succeed throughout your academic journey with us. Salford Business School provides this support through a variety of means:

  • Supporting Student Success module
  • 1-to-1 Academic Support
  • Drop-in sessions and workshops

These support methods will help you transition into your postgraduate course and succeed.

The University of Salford provides wider support; in particular, the Clifford Whitworth Library offers a wide range of learning support and askUS provides advice for everything outside your studies.

In addition, the Business School runs a Postgraduate Mentoring Scheme to support students transitioning to postgraduate life. The scheme connects new master's students with existing master's students for advice and guidance on a range of issues. 

Supporting Student Success Module

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This module is a core part of your programme and you will study this module when you first join us at Salford Business School. The Supporting Student Success module supports you as you begin your studies by helping you get used to systems and expectations as a postgraduate student – both for international students and UK students.

The module supports you with:

  • Adjusting to academic life
  • Understanding assessments and feedback
  • Different learning approaches for success

"I’m Elakkiya Govindasamy studying MSc Managing Innovation and Information Technology. As an international student everything was new to me and difficult to understand. I say it from the bottom of my heart that Sami helped me a lot to get to know the way of learning and prepared everybody in Supporting Student Success module to cope with new atmosphere of learning."

1-to-1 Support

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Tailored academic support is offered to our postgraduate students through 1-to-1 sessions from day 1 of the course through to graduation. Students can organise a 1-to-1 academic session with one of the international academic support tutors and get personalised support and guidance on:

  • Assessments
  • Academic writing
  • Academic skills and research
  • Support and academic advice

Drop-in Sessions and Workshops

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Postgraduate students who join Salford Business School will also have access to regular academic support workshops which focus on specific areas of developing our students for success. Some of the key topics include:

  • Referencing support
  • Report writing
  • Paraphrasing and citations
  • Research
  • ICP support

Skills for Learning

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If it’s been a while since you studied or are new to the UK education system, the Skills team, based in the University library, will help you develop the skills you need to be successful in your studies and in your work. 

Peer Mentoring

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University life and the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study can be challenging. Our Postgraduate Mentoring Scheme is designed to ensure a smooth transition for new students into their master's journey.

The scheme connects new master's students with existing master's students for advice and guidance on a range of issues. 

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