Idea for Monday 20th April

Energy for the week!

Start as you mean to go on. This will get you going ………

FREE access to over 500 workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts across strength, cardio, dance and yoga. Active by POPSUGAR is usually charged for- but is now free……

From beginner to advanced — filter workouts by duration, level of difficulty, and type of sweat sessions.

Pump that iron!


Idea for Friday 17th April

Give your brain a rest!

Too many things buzzing around your head?

Keeping our distance from others, not seeing our friends and families plus the constant bad news and panic around coronavirus is unsettling and can impact on our mental health and sense of well-being.

Here are some FREE resources to help you alleviate stress and some of the symptoms of panic –  whether you are here with us in Manchester or  back at home.

Why not spend this weekend looking after yourself?

Idea for Wednesday 15th April

Time to unwind!

If you mind is still racing after study this morning (or evening!   Time  zone alert )….try this!

This is from the International Society’s Facebook page. Have you joined them yet?

They have a group for students who are still here in Manchester in lockdown,  as well as for International Students generally. Details HERE

This is their Word Wednesday puzzle. How many words can you make using these letters?? there are more than 21……….

Welcome to the new term!

Welcome back- whether you are at home or here in Manchester

We are still sticking to all the Government rules so keeping our distance- but all here to support your learning.

Any queries about finding material or resources? Try our new forum on our Skills for Success page in Moodle/MyINTO or email us.

We will also continue to put up ideas of activities to help you switch off and relax, especially for any students having to stay indoors during this time. We are all in this together!

Let us know how you are doing. We’ve  missed you…..

Idea for Easter Weekend Friday 10th – Monday 13th April

Make Music in your Kitchen

Set you a hard challenge this time- it will last you over the Easter weekend whilst we take a break.  Back with you on Tuesday 14th April.

Idea from Alice Tilbury in the INTO Manchester Placements Team

Inspired by this You Tube video of making music  using items from the kitchen- can you do any better?

Alice tells us “Music making is great for increasing productivity and focus. It is also really fun and you could go viral!“; she suggests the following tools for free music recording software

MAC users can use garage band (should already be installed)
Windows PC users can  download Audacity (for free)
Right, start playing those knives and forks!
Let us hear the results…..
Thanks Alice!


Idea for Thursday 9th April

Get those pans out….Show us what you can do

There’s some great pictures of food being cooked by International Students here in Manchester that have been posted to the International Society Facebook page
Worth a look!

We all have our favourite recipes and mine are from the “Bootstrap cook” Jack Monroe, specialising in budget storecupboard recipes.  My sort of cooking!  Cheap and sustainable.

There’s also a new daily BBCOne  Show DailyKitchenLive  that starts Monday 13th April at 10am, featuring Jack.

Fancy sharing your cooking triumphs  (or disasters!). Tweet us at @into_mcrlrc and we’d love to share.