What the new year will look like

We're looking forward to welcoming both our new and returning students to Manchester this autumn.

We know a lot of you will be curious as to what coming to 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 the contents or delivery of your degree then we'll be in touch to give you the most up-to-date information.

To help you understand what being on campus and in Manchester will look like we've got the most up-to-date information below.

Key term dates

New undergraduate and foundation year students
University welcome and induction programme 21 September 2020
School and programme induction activities 28 September 2020
Semester 1 teaching starts 5 October 2020
Returning undergraduate students
Welcome back week with School and programme level introductions 28 September 2020
Semester 1 teaching starts 5 October 2020
Postgraduate taught students (new and returning)
University welcome and induction programme 5 and 12 October 2020
School and programme induction activities 19 October 2020
Semester 1 teaching starts 26 October 2020

Can't get to Manchester for Semester 1?

We know that for reasons beyond your control, it might not be possible for you to be on campus at the start of year, for example due to travel restrictions from your home country or for medical reasons.

We’ll be in contact later this summer with details of how you can notify us if you’re unable to come to Manchester for the start of Semester 1.

Some programmes may not be suitable for wholly online study such as those across the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health which require a clinical placement, or a programme that has Semester 1 activities associated with professional body accreditation. If this applies to you, we’ll be in contact directly over the summer with more information about the options available.