Date published: October 26, 2018
askUS just got even better
Guest blog by Connor Sutton,
International Business student
Starting a new life at University can be overwhelming. You may have to leave home, friends, and become independent. Independence sounds great; and it is, but it can bring unnecessary stress to university life and distract you from enjoying your time at Salford (and studying).
askUS is Salford University’s one stop shop for students, their services cover a range of essential information including: life outside of lectures, wellbeing and counselling, help with money management, and loads more. A full list of their services can be found on their web page: https://www.salford.ac.uk/askus.
I see askUS as Salford University’s search engine: they can either help you with your questions or show you where to find the answers. International students may find askUS particularly useful, to address the challenges of moving to a new country. askUS services that may appeal to study abroad students consist of: Visa and immigration support, accommodation help, and academic support.
askUS are located on the first floor of University House.
askUS has changed and extended opening hours to make their services even more accessible for students,if you're an early bird or a night owl (or if weekends are your thing) you can now access the University's student support services at a time to suit you.
The new changes mean that:
- askUS are now open during both Trimester 1 and 2, until 8pm Monday-Thursday. From 8am to 5pm, askUS can be found at their usual location in University House, from 5pm to 8pm students can now find askUS in the Referral Lounge, for a more relaxed setting. (The Referral Lounge is just up the stairs behind the main reception desk – simply follow the arrows and signs)!
- Specialist one to one appointments (such as money advice) are now available on some evenings too and can be booked by telephone on 0161 295 0023 (option 2, option 3).
- askUS services are now available to students on weekends, based in the Clifford Whitworth Library on the ground floor enquiry desk.
- Live chat is now available for non-confidential queries, which can be accessed through the askUS website: https://www.salford.ac.uk/askus