Confirming your Attendance

Once you have your IT Account you need to confirm you'll be joining the course and 'confirm your attendance'.

  • To Confirm Attendance in My Manchester, go to 'Tools' in the top right-hand corner, select 'Student System' from the drop-down menu and click on 'Student Centre'.
  • You will be asked to accept or decline your place at University. Click 'Accept or Decline'. 
  • Scroll down to the 'Admissions' section and click 'Confirm Attendance/ Withdraw'. 
  • Once completed you will have full access to the My Manchester student portal and you can complete registration. 

Please wait 24 hours after confirming your attendance to register.


Register as a student


Registering online is a crucial part of becoming a student of The University of Manchester. Until you register, you are not a member of the University and can't access any of our services or attend any lectures.

It's an online process that requires you to confirm your personal details, check course information, and pay - or make arrangements to pay - your tuition fees.

When can I do it?

You should register online before you arrive on campus. You can do this from the beginning of the month you are due to register (for example, from 1 - 30 September for September registrants, and from 1 - 31 January for January registrants).

What do I need?

  • IT account username and password (the one you set up when you activated your IT account).
  • Personal details and contact details.
  • Term time address – you may need to confirm where you’re living first.
  • Course details.

How do I do it?

  • Go to, login with your new IT account details.
  • Go to the ‘Registration’ tab and follow the on-screen instructions. You have 10 screens to complete. At the end of each step, a green 'completed' tick will appear. To go back to a previous section, simply click on the step you want to return to; do not use the back button on your browser.
  • If you don't see the 'Register' tab in My Manchester, go to 'Tools' in the top right-hand corner, select 'Student System' from the drop-down menu, click on 'Student Centre' and then 'Register'. Please follow the online step-by-step instructions to complete registration.

To pay fees or for any financial queries contact the Registration helpline +44 (0)161 306 5544 (operates weekdays 9.00am - 5.00pm during September only).

Students' Union membership

Once you've completed registration you will automatically become a member of the Students' Union. We encourage you to get involved fully with the activities of the Union.

Under the Education Act 1994, you may choose to opt-out of your membership of the Students' Union during the first ten days following registration. Your decision to opt-out will affect the remainder of that academic year.

Non-members will be able to use the services of the Students' Union, such as the advice service, but you will not be able to take part in Union affairs, including voting in Union elections, or become a committee member of a society. If you wish to opt-out of membership, you should inform the General Secretary of the Students' Union in writing no later than ten days after you register.

Please note that the Students' Union is an independent body but has strong links to the University. How we are linked is defined in our Code of Practice.