Welcome and induction

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Manchester.

We know a lot of you will be curious as to what starting at Manchester will look like this year. We’re committed to providing the best student experience possible while also recognising that your health, safety and wellbeing are of paramount importance. We’re following government advice and if there are any changes to contents or delivery of your degree then we’ll be in touch to give you the most up-to-date information.

UK national lockdown

The government recently announced that students on practical or practice-based courses that require in-person on-campus teaching, or access to specialist equipment or facilities, can return from 8 March. Your programme team will be in touch with you in due course, if you are studying modules that are eligible for on-campus studies.

Even if you are eligible to return to some on-campus studies, it may be possible to continue your studies remotely if you wish. If you are unsure whether your programme has a wholly remote study option for this semester, your programme team can advise you.

Students on all other courses should continue to study remotely and wait to hear further from their programme team. The government will review their guidance again in mid-April to consider whether students on other courses can return, and we will contact you again shortly after that.

As is already the case, students can also return to campus if they have exceptional personal circumstances that require them to be here. This may be to support mental health, or not having access to suitable study facilities at home.

Our University is a place where everyone belongs, and now you belong here too.

We’re excited to welcome you to our wonderful university. As things are different this year we’ve pulled together information to help you get settled in and fully prepared to start your course. No matter what you want to get out of your degree, there’s always a place for you and we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Welcome to Manchester