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Support from the Library for your third year

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Here is a selection of resources and support from the Library's Skills for Learning team to help you as you begin the final months of your degree.

The Library has lots of great spaces across campus for you to study in.

  • The second floor of Clifford Whitworth Library is a designated quiet zone in which you can study in peace.
  • You can book one of the Library’s study rooms to work on your own or in a small group
  • If you want a change of scene you can go and work in the Library’s Chapman Worker Bee or Allerton Bee Hive spaces.
  • The Library also has PC suites in Clifford Whitworth, Allerton, Chapman, Maxwell and Media City. You can use our PC availability web page to help you decide where to work.

In your final year, you will be expected to demonstrate your academic voice through in-depth critical analysis in written work, selecting and evaluating evidence, delivering presentations with confidence, and working effectively in groups. The resources below will help you develop these skills further.

Our blog post about revision and exam tips is also worth reading.

The final few months of your degree can be challenging. You need to fit a lot into your time: working to meet assessment deadlines; revising for your final exams; tackling your final year project and preparing to move into your chosen career. You need to look after yourself, here are some resources from the Library to help you live well for learning.

The Wellbeing and Counselling webpages have lots of information about taking care of your mental health and physical health. The Wellbeing and Counselling team is made up of Wellbeing Advisors and professionally qualified Counsellors who are here to listen and support you with any personal problems or worries. You can also take a look at their practical tips about self-care in the lead up to your exams including dealing with stress.

As you go into your final year you will need to focus your research skills to ensure you are finding the best information to use in your assignments. You may have a dissertation or large project that you need to complete which includes a research element.

Boost your CV whilst learning new skills that will benefit your studies and working life, with Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) 2016. It’s a globally recognised IT qualification that the Library offers (free of charge!) to current students at the University of Salford. This is a self-taught study programme, so all the resources you need to pass your chosen MOS certification/s are available online. This allows you to practice in your own time, at your own pace.

The Library also provides access to thousands of professionally produced online courses covering a wide range of technical, creative and professional skills through LinkedIn Learning.

You can also get support and advice from the University's Work and Careers team.

We have a range of face-to-face and online workshops to help you develop your academic skills.

If you need more specialist support you can arrange a one to one appointment with an Academic Support Consultant, Academic Support Librarian or our Digital Skills Trainer.