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We offer a wide range of face-to-face skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments or improve your study skills this is a great place to start.

All workshops are bookable through Advantage via the 'Book now...' link.

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Starts: 5 Sep 2018 10:00 AM
Finishes: 5 Sep 2018 12:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 7
This is an EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. At the time of booking you must be registered on the MOS programme & scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application/s. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 22 August.

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Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Exam

Starts: 11 Sep 2018 2:00 PM
Finishes: 11 Sep 2018 4:00 PM
Venue: Allerton Building, Room c811. Once in the building walk up the stairs & take the lift up to level 7/8. After walking up the set of steps turn left at the doors & C811 is the first door on the right.
Remaining places: 10
This is an EXAM SESSION for Microsoft Office Specialist certification. At the time of booking you must be registered on the MOS programme & scored 70% plus in GMetrix's 'Testing' mode in your chosen application/s. Bookings not meeting this criteria will be cancelled. Bookings open 28 August.

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Introduction to EndNote X8

Starts: 11 Sep 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 11 Sep 2018 3:00 PM
Venue: Clifford Whitworth Teaching Room 2 / L01 R17
Remaining places: 7
EndNote X8 is software which can be used to manage your information sources and create citations and references automatically and correctly.

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Introduction to EndNote X8

Starts: 10 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 10 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Venue: Clifford Whitworth Teaching Room 2 / L01 R17
Remaining places: 14
EndNote X8 is software which can be used to manage your information sources and create citations and references automatically and correctly.

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Introduction to Critical and Analytical Skills

Starts: 15 Aug 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 15 Aug 2018 3:00 PM
Venue: Peel 114
Remaining places: 20
Looking at how to be a critical student

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We want you to be at your best for study. The following workshops are provided by the Wellbeing Service. The Wellbeing Service can help you find ways to cope with the everyday stresses of student life. Be this through attending workshops or attending one to one appointments. A Wellbeing Adviser will listen and offer personal and practical support. You can contact the Wellbeing Service through the following ways:

  • Email: wellbeing@salford.ac.uk
  • Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 1 then option 1 again)
  • Through Advantage booking system
  • In person at the askus desk at University House

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The following workshops are delivered by the Careers and Enterprise Team. We offer a range of careers support, from online resources to face-to-face appointments and workshops. This includes services like CV checks, mock interviews and help with planning your career. Visit Careers and Enterprise for further information. You can contact the team on:
Email: AskUS-Careers@salford.ac.uk
Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 5)


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The following workshops are delivered by the Enterprise Team. The Enterprise Team provide various Masterclass workshops on Enterprise and being Entrepreneurial. Visit Careers and Enterprise for further information. You can contact the team on:
Email: enterprise@salford.ac.uk
Phone: 0161 295 0023 (option 5)


Enterprise Masterclass: An Introduction to Enterprise

Starts: 2 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 2 Oct 2018 3:00 PM
Venue: Launch@SalfordUni, 3rd floor Maxwell Building, Room 335
Remaining places: 50
This event will be an informal introduction to the enterprise offer at the University of Salford, with the opportunity to meet the team, hear form real entrepreneurs and find out how you can get involved in enterprise during your time at University.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Building Confidence & Entrepreneurial Mindset

Starts: 10 Oct 2018 10:30 AM
Finishes: 10 Oct 2018 12:00 PM
Venue: Lower ground floor, Careers & Employability, University House
Remaining places: 30
The journey to becoming an entrepreneur can be a difficult one, this session will help you to identify techniques to tackle the most frequently encountered barriers that lie in wait for the unsuspecting new business start-up. Sometimes the biggest barrier to success is ourselves.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Which Business Structure works for you.

Starts: 19 Oct 2018 10:30 AM
Finishes: 19 Oct 2018 12:00 PM
Venue: Derwent Room, University House
Remaining places: 30
This workshop will identify the various business structures from Sole Trader and Partnership to Limited Company and Social Enterprise. We will be explaining the various legal structures and how to set up each structure and what registrations and Government paperwork will be required.

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Enterprise Masterclass: What is Social Enterprise?

Starts: 24 Oct 2018 10:30 AM
Finishes: 24 Oct 2018 11:30 AM
Venue: Derwent Rooms, University House, Peel Park Campus
Remaining places: 30
This session will introduce the concept of what a “social enterprise” is, why there is such interest in this model of business and why there is such confusion around this model of business.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Accessing Funding, Finance & Awards

Starts: 30 Oct 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 30 Oct 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: Derwent Room, University House, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford
Remaining places: 30
Its hard to think of any business that doesn’t need some funding or finance to start and grow. This session can give you guidance on how you might seek funding. Including information on applying for either a Start Up or Travel award of up to £5,000.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Learn how to pitch

Starts: 6 Nov 2018 12:00 PM
Finishes: 6 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Venue: Event Room 1, University House, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford
Remaining places: 30
This workshop will help you develop your confidence skills, learn how to plan, structure and deliver your pitch effectively. We’ll cover organising content, positive body language and persuasive techniques to keep your audience’s attention.

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Enterprise Masterclass - Knowing your Customer

Starts: 13 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 13 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: Derwent Room, University House
Remaining places: 30
This session will give you an understanding of your customer, the value of customer trust, how to build it, how to research your market, how to segment your market, and how to increase sales. You will think laterally about customer understanding and break down the marketing mix into stages.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Making the most of networking

Starts: 20 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 20 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: Derwent, University House, Peel Park Campus, University of Salford
Remaining places: 30
Why Network? Successful networking skills can raise your profile, build self-confidence, gain/share knowledge, create new contacts, and source new business. Successful networking is relevant to everyone, whether you want to be self-employed or employed in either the public or private sector.

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Enterprise Masterclass: Social Media and Blogging

Starts: 28 Nov 2018 1:00 PM
Finishes: 28 Nov 2018 2:00 PM
Venue: Derwent, Lower ground floor, University House
Remaining places: 30
Social media is a great way to market your yourself and your business, bringing in new and repeat custom. But there are so many people and businesses using social media now, that it can be hard to stand out from the all the noise!

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