University students are scrambling for reading lists, and making sure they have all the things they need for move-in day.
Although the mix of stress and excitement can be overwhelming, Manchester tech firm Sync has announced a brand new ‘Back to School’ bundle with discounts on a wide range of Apple products to alleviate some of that pressure and help students get the most out of the new academic year.
These ‘Back to School’ bundles are available exclusively in store at Sync HQ on Deansgate in the heart of Manchester city centre.
Sync already has form for helping the local education sector, having helped every pupil at an Oldham primary school get their very own iPad earlier this year, and now, the business has created a variety of bundles as part of an exclusive offer for those off to university.
The company – which has operated in the city for 30 years – is offering university students the chance to pick up tech for a lower price ahead of a new term.
With options available to suit a range of budgets, university students can get their hands on tech to help with writing essays, designing spreadsheets, and creating presentations to wow professors and fellow students alike.
These bundles include Apple favourites like MacBook Air – which is ready to power through those all-nighters and long shifts at the library.
The portability of Mac makes it an essential tool for surviving university as students can take notes in class, write essays on-the-go, and relax at night with a reliably-smooth system to run all your favourite apps and websites to help unwind at the end of a busy day.
“Whether it’s the start of a new chapter or a return to campus for another term, students are sure to be in sync with the upcoming academic year, all thanks to Sync’s back to school bundles,” Sync said.
The in-store bundles available as part of the promotion include:
These ‘Back to School’ bundles are available exclusively in store, and you can visit Sync HQ at 63 Deansgate to pick one up.
And this is not the only student deal that Sync is offering either, as there’s a Student and Teacher Store also operating online and there’s discounts to be had across a wide range of Apple products for those attending and teaching schools across the country, so those outside of Manchester don’t have to miss out on the incredible deals that Sync has in store.
Manchester music store Forsyth is giving away free music lessons
Manchester music store Forsyth is giving away a host of free music lessons next month in a bid to inspire people to learn a new instrument, or pick up an old one.
The store is giving new and returning musicians a chance to receive a 10–15-minute free music taster session as part of its Music for All Learn to Play ’22 event.
Taking place across 8 and 9 October between 10am-5pm (8 October) and 1130am-30pm (9 October),short taster music lessons will allow all ages and abilities to have a musical experience that could turn into a lifetime of enjoyment, or even a new career.
Speaking on the free music lesson initiative, Emma from Forsyths said: “The past two years have shown how important music is to all our lives and how it can bring people together even in the most difficult of circumstances.
“We aim to help as many people as possible understand the unique joys and benefits of learning an instrument (or taking part in a choir).
“Anyone interested in learning to play an instrument or looking to pick it up again, should come and join us for this two-day celebration of music making.
“We’re delighted to be part of Music for All’s Learn to Play ’22 event, and we can’t wait to get started.”
OBE Jools Holland, Patron of Music for All, said: “Making music is very important to me. It’s my work, my pleasure, my friend, companion and therapist.
The charity Music for All believes passionately in the unique power of music to change lives and that is why it runs Learn to Play.
Music for All believes everyone should have equal access to music making.
The charity supports disadvantaged music makers by providing cash grants for tuition and instruments and by donating instruments directly.
Celebrated author Dame Hilary Mantel has died ‘suddenly yet peacefully’ aged 70
Dame Hilary Mantel has died aged 70.
The unexpected passing of the critically-acclaimed author whose celebrated career spans nearly five decades has just been announced by her agents 4th Estate Books and her publishing team at HarperCollins in two separate statements released this morning – who confirmed that she died “suddenly yet peacefully”.
The Glossop-born writer was famed for historical fiction work, and was most-known for being the author of the beloved Wolf Hall trilogy.
The statement by her agents confirming her passing reads: “We are heartbroken at the death of our beloved author, Dame Hilary Mantel, and our thoughts are with her friends and family, especially her husband, Gerald.
“This is a devastating loss and we can only be grateful she left us with such a magnificent body of work.”
Mantel’s publishers HarperCollins called her “one of the greatest English novelists of this century”.
The company’s statement reads: “It is with great sadness that AM Heath and HarperCollins announce that bestselling author Dame Hilary Mantel DBE died suddenly yet peacefully yesterday, surrounded by close family and friends, aged 70.
“Hilary Mantel was one of the greatest English novelists of this century and her beloved works are considered modern classics.
Mantel has twice been awarded the Booker Prize, the first time for the 2009 novel Wolf Hall, a fictional account of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power in the court of Henry VIII, and secondly for the 2012 novel Bring Up the Bodies, the second instalment of the Cromwell trilogy.
She was the first woman, and fourth person, to receive the award twice.