Your First Year

Academic Essentials

Academic Essentials is our interactive online eLearning content to support you to study at level 4 as you transition to learning at university. It will help you to develop the core skills you need to be successful. 

At the end of the eLearning you will be directed to complete a short quiz (in Blackboard) to test your knowledge of the topic. If you pass the quiz you will earn a digital badge.

You may be directed to these from your programme modules in Blackboard. Provided you pass each of the quizzes your engagement with the content will be captured.

Workshops

  • Elevate your skills and knowledge with us! We offer a wide range of skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments, improve your study skills or focus on your career plans this is a great place to start.
  • Check out our list of workshops below, and secure your spot by simply clicking on the workshop title and booking via Advantage. If a session is already full, don't worry - you can add yourself to the waiting list.

  • Our online workshops are delivered through Collaborate, offering you a convenient and interactive learning experience. Upon booking, you'll receive a confirmation email containing a session link. Plus, if you're concerned about your internet connection, no problem! You can also join Collaborate workshops via a dial-in option. Just reach out to the event organizer for guidance on using this feature.

Workshops are added regularly, so keep checking back to see what's new!

  • Getting started with your academic assessment [ON CAMPUS]

    Starts: 28 May 2024, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 28 May 2024, 3:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
    Remaining places: 20
    This workshop is aimed at new students. This workshop covers the different types of assessments at university and how to get started on them. This workshop will be delivered on campus.
  • Writing at a UK University: how to pass your assessments [on campus]

    Starts: 10 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 10 Jun 2024, 2:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
    Remaining places: 24
    This workshop will cover expectations of learning at Salford, with a focus on how to pass assessments. It focuses on some of the most important aspects of studying and producing academic writing at a UK university, including how to use academic information effectively. This workshop is open to all students, particularly those who are new to studying in the UK or at the University of Salford.
  • Writing at a UK University: how to pass your assessments [online]

    Starts: 11 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm
    Finishes: 11 Jun 2024, 6:00 pm
    Remaining places: 58
    This workshop focuses on how to pass assessments at a UK university. It focuses on some of the most important aspects of studying and producing academic writing at a UK university, including how to use academic information effectively. It is aimed at students new to studying in the UK or at the University of Salford.
  • Getting started with academic information and your reading list [on campus]

    Starts: 13 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 13 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
    Remaining places: 20
    This workshop will explore what academic information is, why it is important and how your module reading lists can help you to find high-quality resources for your assessments. This workshop will be delivered on campus.
  • Getting started with academic information and your reading list (online)

    Starts: 14 Jun 2024, 11:00 am
    Finishes: 14 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
    Remaining places: 49
    This workshop will explore what academic information is, why it is important and you module reading lists can help you to find it to help you with your assessments. This workshop will be delivered online.
  • Getting Started With Academic Integrity and Plagiarism [On Campus]

    Starts: 19 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 19 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Venue: Peel Park Campus, Clifford Whitworth University Library, CW Learning Suite 2
    Remaining places: 24
    This on campus workshop is for anybody who wants to learn about academic integrity and plagiarism: what it is; why it is important; how you can demonstrate it in your studies.
  • Getting Started With Academic Integrity and Plagiarism [Online]

    Starts: 20 Jun 2024, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 20 Jun 2024, 1:00 pm
    Remaining places: 97
    This online workshop is for anybody who wants to learn about academic integrity and plagiarism: what it is; why it is important; how you can demonstrate it in your studies.
  • Using AI ethically in your studies [online]

    Starts: 24 Jun 2024, 3:00 pm
    Finishes: 24 Jun 2024, 4:00 pm
    Remaining places: 24
    This online workshop will cover the basics of generative AI, with a focus discussion around how and when it's appropriate to use in your studies. This workshop is open to all students.
  • Getting Started with Referencing [Online]

    Starts: 9 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm
    Finishes: 9 Jul 2024, 6:30 pm
    Remaining places: 99
    This workshop is aimed at new students using APA 7th as their referencing style. This workshop will be delivered online using Teams.