We’re here for you
There can be a lot to think about before you arrive – that’s why we're here to help you get organised.
Whatever your passions or attributes – curious, creative, groundbreaking, committed to making an impact, becoming a pioneer or simply being yourself – our guide to accommodation, wellbeing, finances, travel and more is the place to start your Manchester journey.
Global top 10
We’re a world leader for social and environmental impact (THE, 2022)
Our community is committed to building a better future.
Key information about starting at Manchester
Become a student
Make sure you’ve completed IT sign up and online registration.
Finalise where you’ll be living for the next academic year.
Health and wellbeing
Find out more about health, wellbeing and safety at the University.
Finance and funding
Everything from paying your fees to opening a student bank account.
SU Buddy Scheme
We pair students up for weekly phone or video calls, providing some social contact and the chance to make a new friend.
Welcome to Manchester
We're looking forward to welcoming you (or welcoming you back) to Manchester and we want to make the transition from your home country to the UK as easy as possible.
We've put together some useful information around travel to help you prepare for your journey.
Travel and visas
Supporting your journey if you’re joining us from overseas.
Healthcare in the UK
We take the health, wellbeing and safety of our students seriously and support you to stay happy and healthy at university.
From term times to graduation, here are the key dates to note in your diary during The University of Manchester’s academic year.
We offer a wide range of information sessions with key support teams across the University.
Belong at Manchester
Belong at Manchester
Three of our students answer your questions about living, studying and belonging at Manchester. And yes, it does rain a lot.
Help and support services
There’s so much to do and think about in your preparation for starting or returning to your studies.
We try to provide as much help and support as possible to make the process of becoming a student straightforward. If you find yourself confused or in need of some help then we're here for you.
Teaching and learning
Find out how we're delivering the best blended teaching and learning experience.
Whether you need support with IT, finance or accommodation, we're here to help.
Student Communications Commitment
Read our commitment to you
We’ll achieve greater collective success if each of us commits to working in true partnership.
Our Student Communications Commitment has been jointly developed with students and the Students' Union to enable regular, positive dialogue between the University and our student community.
Your needs as a student will evolve as you move through your University journey – we’ll review this commitment annually and take it in new directions to meet you where you are.
Download your guide
Your Get Ready guide
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