We've got plenty for you to explore at a time and place that suits you.
While we have lots of Welcome events taking place on-campus, here you can access online events, sessions you may have missed and take a look at activities and resources to help you make the most of your time here at Manchester. You can also explore the campus and city remotely with virtual tours.
If you can't make it on to campus, we have several sessions planned that are taking place online. Browse the schedule below.
During Welcome we'll be making recordings of sessions, so if you have an events clash or miss any online sessions you'll be able to access them here. We'll be adding them to the page over the course of Welcome so keep checking back.
We’ve worked with our students and our expert colleagues to think about the best advice we can offer to help get you ready for university. Use our Transition Resource to help consider your next steps and prepare for your studies at Manchester.
Throughout your time at University, you will be supported to develop the digital skills and confidence needed for your studies and career.
In this video, our flexible learning student partners and graduate intern explain how the Jisc Discovery tool can help you understand and further develop your digital capabilities.
It only takes 10 minutes to start exploring your digital skills using the Discovery tool, which you can access through this My Learning Essentials resource.
An introduction to understanding consent that will help you to feel more aware of what consent is and how it applies to your life and your relationships. It also provides information on the support available at the University and in the city of Manchester. Please be aware that this module does contain scenarios and principles relating to sexual consent.
What makes Manchester great is the wealth of socially responsible initiatives designed to help students make an impact on the world from day one. Here’s more information about the great opportunities we offer to help you make the most of your time here.
The Sustainability Challenge
This is a one-hour, interactive, online activity that challenges you to think critically about sustainability in a real-world context and empowers you to take action on the issues that matter most to you.
Take the Challenge
University College of Interdisciplinary Learning (UCIL)
Our interdisciplinary course units give you the chance to study something new as part of your degree programme. They give you a unique opportunity to work with groups of students from different disciplines, and will equip you with skills to enhance your employability.
Try a one-hour taster version of one of our unique online units during Welcome:
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Your Role in Shaping a Fairer World
- Trust and Security in a Digital World: From Fake News to Cybercriminal
- Creating a Sustainable World: 21st Century Challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals
Sign up to take a UCIL unit this year.
The Stellify award
Make the most of your time at Manchester by volunteering in your local community, advocating for your peers and exploring the key challenges facing our society today.
Find out more about the University’s most prestigious undergraduate award and how you can get involved by visiting our Stellify Award page.
Find out more
Science of Happiness
We're offering first year students the chance to take this four-week course developed by the University of Bristol. The course explores the science behind human happiness through positive psychology, neuroscience, economics and philosophy.
Find out more and apply
If you're joining us this year you can start exploring the city and University with our virtual tours, and 360 images of campus.
This is your year to experience new things, explore the city and make the most of your time at Manchester. How many activities will you try?
Download our Welcome Guide and enjoy a self-guided tour via our Guidebook app, available from the App store or Google Play.
Explore the bustling city of Manchester with our virtual tour.
Get to know our campus with 360 interactive images.
Set up by a Manchester graduate, Pandemic Tours offer virtual free walking tour experiences.
Our teams are here to help you be your best and broaden your horizons past your degree.