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Degree Show 2024
19 February, 2024

Degree Show 2024

Come and join us to celebrate our final year students as they showcase their creativity and talent at our 2024 Degree Show.
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Top Tips For Studying During Reading Week
16 February, 2024

Top Tips For Studying During Reading Week

With the start of Semester 2 done, it’s time for Reading Week. Here's our top tips to make the most of this week ahead.
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It’s never too late to use the studios
16 February, 2024

It’s never too late to use the studios

Some tips and resources to help students get the most our of our state-of-the-art facilities.
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What’s on this February
06 February, 2024

What’s on this February

Leaping into 2024, here's our pick of events, arts and more this February.
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Important new changes to our Student ID policy
06 February, 2024

Important new changes to our Student ID policy

Important update to our student ID policy for students booking facilities and equipment.
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Staff Student Liaison Committee: November
06 February, 2024

Staff Student Liaison Committee: November

In November last year we hosted the first Staff Student Liason Committee of the academic year. Find out what was discussed.
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NSS 2024: Final years, it’s time to have your say
06 February, 2024

NSS 2024: Final years, it’s time to have your say

The National Student Survey (NSS) for final year undergraduate students is now open, and it’s your chance to tell us about your time at Spirit Studios.
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What’s on in (the rest of) January
23 January, 2024

What’s on in (the rest of) January

Our guide of things to see, hear, eat, drink and do this January. Including free music recitals, huge savings on food and drink, and more...
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Studio Etiquette: The do’s and don’ts of working in the studios
23 January, 2024

Studio Etiquette: The do’s and don’ts of working in the studios

It's deadline season; the busiest time of year in the studios. Make sure you follow these basic rules to help keep our facilities clean and safe.
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Sonarworks SoundID Reference extended trial
22 January, 2024

Sonarworks SoundID Reference extended trial

Sonarworks are offering all Spirit Studios students an extended trial of their SoundID Reference software.
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Changes to studios and credit values
22 January, 2024

Changes to studios and credit values

Read about updates to the facilities and changes to credit values of some studios that have been made over the winter break.
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DJ booth upgrades
22 January, 2024

DJ booth upgrades

Some major improvements to our DJ facilities including a 4 CDJ set up, PHASE DVS and new filming capability.
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Spirit+ Semester 2 schedule
22 January, 2024

Spirit+ Semester 2 schedule

Semester 2 schedule for SPIRIT+ sessions, including a studio visit and synthersizer workshop.
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Tell us about the quality of our teaching
11 December, 2023

Tell us about the quality of our teaching

With Semester 1 coming to an end, it's time for you to let us know what you think and complete Module Feedback Questionnaires (MFQs).
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Spirit Studios opening hours over the Christmas holiday
11 December, 2023

Spirit Studios opening hours over the Christmas holiday

A reminder of Spirit's opening hours over the winter break.
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Student support over Christmas
11 December, 2023

Student support over Christmas

Aside from all of the festivities, Christmas can be a difficult time for lots of people. Read our advice on how to recognise and navigate issues to help yourself and others around you.
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Things to do before going home for Christmas
11 December, 2023

Things to do before going home for Christmas

Some important things to remember before you head home for Christmas.
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PRS & The Musicians Union
29 November, 2023

PRS & The Musicians Union

How to monetise off music and protect your working rights in the industry. Top tips from our Spirit+ session with PRS and Musicians Union.
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Burnout for end-of-semester stress
28 November, 2023

Burnout for end-of-semester stress

A variety of ways to deal with burnout and signs that you are over worked.
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Christmas in Manchester: What’s on in December
28 November, 2023

Christmas in Manchester: What’s on in December

Our round-up of events and activities this festive season from Christmas club nights to The Muppets with a full live orchestra...
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Synths at Spirit
01 November, 2023

Synths at Spirit

Details and information on our extensive collection of synthesisers. Including new facilities, new purchases and historic icons.
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What’s on in November
01 November, 2023

What’s on in November

Our guide to events, activities and food and drink this November.
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Staying safe as the nights get darker
31 October, 2023

Staying safe as the nights get darker

With the evenings getting darker earlier, here are some of our tips to staying safe.
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Study resources
18 October, 2023

Study resources

A list of links to useful resources to help with your studies.
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Things you should’ve done by now
18 October, 2023

Things you should’ve done by now

Some key resources to keep on top of your life admin.
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Top Manchester venues
18 October, 2023

Top Manchester venues

Our list of the best music venues in Manchester, including an interactive map showing where the venues are across the city.
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Future Known As
10 October, 2023

Future Known As

Be inspired by new perspectives on music-making and the creative process.
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Uber Ex-pensive: Your guide to travel in Manchester
10 October, 2023

Uber Ex-pensive: Your guide to travel in Manchester

Our guide to travel and transport around Manchester
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Exclusive discounts for students
10 October, 2023

Exclusive discounts for students

This October we have some exclusive deals for Spirit Studios students, on plug-ins, sound libraries and more.
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Upcoming in October
10 October, 2023

Upcoming in October

Events and activities taking place this October in Manchester.
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Combat the cost of living crisis
10 October, 2023

Combat the cost of living crisis

Money saving tips, tricks and resources to help your finances go further.
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Beating freshers flu: keeping healthy
10 October, 2023

Beating freshers flu: keeping healthy

A guide to keeping healthy and beating cold and flu this winter.
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Upgrades to facilities
28 September, 2023

Upgrades to facilities

Details on the upgrades to our facilities for 2023/24.
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Reminder of key information
27 September, 2023

Reminder of key information

Guides, instructions and essential information for studying at Spirit Studios. If in doubt, read through this page.
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SPIRIT+ Semester 1 schedule
27 September, 2023

SPIRIT+ Semester 1 schedule

Semester 1 schedule for our masterclasses and workshops from special guests with a wealth of industry experience.
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Ableton Live User Group
27 September, 2023

Ableton Live User Group

A monthly meet-up for Ableton Users of any level in Manchester.
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Alternative Freshers Guide
19 September, 2023

Alternative Freshers Guide

Our alternative guide to freshers in Manchester featuring underground and independent artists, labels and venues.
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What’s on in Welcome 2023
06 September, 2023

What’s on in Welcome 2023

A breakdown of our welcome week activities to kick start the new year at Spirit Studios.
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Manchester music and art trail
23 August, 2023

Manchester music and art trail

Take our tour of music and art culture in Manchester. Including historic venues, iconic record stores, need-to-know nightspots and hidden street art.
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What next?
23 August, 2023

What next?

If you're joining us in September there's a few things essential steps you need to follow to make sure everything is ready for the start of your studies.
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Spirit student’s music resources
23 August, 2023

Spirit student’s music resources

If you're thinking of investing in some musical equipment to support your studies, here's our list of suggested things that would be useful.
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The Spirit Studios packing guide
22 August, 2023

The Spirit Studios packing guide

Our ultimate packing list for student's who are moving to Manchester this September.
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Upcoming changes to Spirit Studio
23 May, 2023

Upcoming changes to Spirit Studio

Every year at Spirit Studios, we carry out essential maintenance and any upgrades to our facilities throughout the summer months, with the aim to improve performance, accessibility and efficiency. Following feedback and discussions with tutors and staff, we’ll be making some changes to Spirit Studio between 30 May and 13 June.
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Things you need to know (or do) before next academic year
11 May, 2023

Things you need to know (or do) before next academic year

With the academic year quickly coming to an end there are some important things we wanted to remind you about before you finish. There are also a few things you need to do over the summer before returning in September.
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Things you need to know (and do) before you finish your studies
11 May, 2023

Things you need to know (and do) before you finish your studies

If your final degree year at Spirit Studios is coming to an end there are some important things that you need to know (or do) before you finish to make your transition out of undergraduate student life as easy as possible. Here to help is our finalist check-list!
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Spirit Studios opening hours over the summer
10 May, 2023

Spirit Studios opening hours over the summer

Here's a reminder of the studios opening hours over the summer months.
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Staying safe this festival season
28 April, 2023

Staying safe this festival season

Festivals are the place to let loose and enjoy yourself - but make sure you don't over do it. Look after your physical and mental health to ensure you stay on top form all weekend long.
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Things to do in Manchester this summer
25 April, 2023

Things to do in Manchester this summer

The weather is slowly getting warmer and for those of you staying in Manchester this summer, there is a lot to be excited about! Here's a selection of events that will help you unwind after the academic year.
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Staff Student Liaison Committee: You said we did
05 April, 2023

Staff Student Liaison Committee: You said we did

In November, we met with student reps from each course to gather your feedback and implement change in line with your views. Here's what we've actioned since then.
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Manchester Ableton User Group are back
03 April, 2023

Manchester Ableton User Group are back

Come to their next meeting to hear all about the new Discord chat, network and more.
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Support for upcoming assessments and hand-ins
13 March, 2023

Support for upcoming assessments and hand-ins

With deadlines fast approaching for portfolios, assignments and presentations, we know this can be a stressful time of year. So we've put your support resources together in one place - from assessment guidance to looking after your wellbeing.
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What’s on in Manchester this Spring
13 March, 2023

What’s on in Manchester this Spring

As the days get warmer, it's the perfect time to get out and explore what Manchester has to offer.
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Make sure to apply for next year’s Student Finance
09 March, 2023

Make sure to apply for next year’s Student Finance

If you're continuing into second or third year, you'll need to re-apply for your maintenance and tuition fee loans soon.
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Volunteers needed for exciting Doctor Who 60th anniversary project
08 March, 2023

Volunteers needed for exciting Doctor Who 60th anniversary project

Delia Derbyshire Day (DD Day) is currently recruiting for 5 young volunteers (age 18-30) to work on a 60th anniversary Doctor Who Project.
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Degree Show 2023
01 March, 2023

Degree Show 2023

Come and join us to celebrate the work of our graduating class of 2023.
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Facilities upgrades
13 February, 2023

Facilities upgrades

Over the last few months, our facilities have been getting a number of significant upgrades. To keep you all in-the-know, here’s a rundown of all the latest changes.
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Ableton User Group is coming to Spirit
10 February, 2023

Ableton User Group is coming to Spirit

Meet, collaborate and network with other Ableton enthusiasts, as well as official Ableton reps.
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SPIRIT+ this February
02 February, 2023

SPIRIT+ this February

We've got three exciting SPIRIT+ events lined up this month, including the re-scheduled Producer Forum with Balraj Samrai.
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Staff Student Liaison Committee: Have your say
17 January, 2023

Staff Student Liaison Committee: Have your say

Your voice is important in the way we operate and in the courses we deliver. We're always looking to hear from students. Find out what your Student Reps told us in our most recent meeting, and how we've acted on their feedback.
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Independent Venue Week
12 January, 2023

Independent Venue Week

IVW emphasises the importance of smaller venues, and the need to protect them - particularly important after the unfortunate closure of so many venues due to the pandemic. Find out which venues are taking part in Manchester.
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How to book studios, equipment and resolve technical issues
11 January, 2023

How to book studios, equipment and resolve technical issues

With the start of a new semester, here’s a little refresher of how to book out studios, equipment and report any faults you might come across.
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Staying safe on nights out
09 January, 2023

Staying safe on nights out

We want all of our students to have responsible fun in Manchester, but to be safe, as your health and safety is our top priority. Here's some tips to help you stay mindful on nights out in the city.
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Grades don’t define you
09 January, 2023

Grades don’t define you

With Feedback Week behind us, it's important to remember that grades don't define your worth. Good or bad, view your feedback as an opportunity to further develop your skills in the studio.
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Welcome to Spirit Student News
06 January, 2023

Welcome to Spirit Student News

A new year, new Semester and brand new Spirit Student News site. Here you'll find all things related to student life.
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Meet Lewis Jones, your Creative Industries Advisor
06 January, 2023

Meet Lewis Jones, your Creative Industries Advisor

We caught up with Lewis to find out more about his new job role and how it will benefit you as you prepare for life after university.
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Former student, Zakk, has big win at DJ Mag’s ‘Best of British’ Awards 2022
16 December, 2022

Former student, Zakk, has big win at DJ Mag’s ‘Best of British’ Awards 2022

Zakk, AKA Interplanetary Criminal, won Best Producer and Best Track for his work on 'Baddest Of Them All'.
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Things to do in Manchester this festive season
30 November, 2022

Things to do in Manchester this festive season

Get in the Christmas spirit with our guide to some of Manchester's best festive activities.
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Industry course students come together as part of our Collaboration Week
24 May, 2022

Industry course students come together as part of our Collaboration Week

Students from across all three of our industry courses came together to work on a joint project as part of our Collaboration Week.
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