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Culture, learning and research

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Exam extra

28 April - 6 June 2014

From next week there will be extra Revision Clinics, Wellbeing Activities, Study spaces and staff to support you.

You can book onto Revision Clinics and Wellbeing Activities now, but stay tuned for more exam extra details coming next week!

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My Learning Essentials

The Library's new skills programme

My Learning Essentials is our comprehensive programme of online resources, workshops and skills clinics designed to help you to develop your academic and employability skills.

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Congratulations to Jack Green the winner of the 2014 Eureka! Library Innovation Challenge.

In a thrilling and entertaining final, presented by Phill Jupitus, Jack's idea for a Book Delivery App won the £1000 first prize.

Runners-up Harriet Hill-Payne and Cal Robinson were awarded £500 and £250 pounds respectively.

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Watch the highlights of the final


Guardian University Award

Guardian University Award for the University of Manchester Library

The University of Manchester Library has won the Facilities Project category in the 2014 Guardian University Awards for its innovative and highly collaborative project, The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons.

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The John Rylands Library

John Rylands Deansgate

Built in the 1890s, The John Rylands Library is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world; both the building and its collections are of outstanding international significance.

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Special Collections

The John Rylands Library is not just a magnificent building - it is also a working academic library where researchers can consult the collections in the modern Elsevier Reading Room.

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