Alliance Manchester Business School (Undergraduate)
Welcome to undergraduate study at Alliance Manchester Business School (Alliance MBS).
Support and advice
Preparing to start your course
Before starting your course, visit the welcome pages, where there are a few practical things we need you to complete in your first few weeks to get things started.
You can also view a list of steps that AMBS encourages you to take before starting your course.
Your course and studies
The AMBS Undergraduate Handbook is one of the main sources of information about your programme, studies and available support throughout your degree.
We recommend saving the handbook as a favourite, or adding it to your bookmarks, to give you easy access whenever you need it.
At The University of Manchester, students have the opportunity to engage with a number of groups and organisations that should make the transition to University more enjoyable.
Find out more about just some of these opportunities below.
- Student societies are student groupings based on your interests. It can be whatever: there are already Student Societies on board games, Disney, magic, flight simulation, sports or anime. AMBS students have also a host of their own societies.
- You’ll be assigned a pair of peer mentors during the welcome period. These are more senior AMBS students who can help you with practical questions about settling into your course and life in Manchester.
- You will be invited to take the Sustainability Challenge during the welcome period. Taking part in this and other scheduled activities will make you eligible for the Stellify Award.
- Why not test Academic English workshops in taster sessions during the welcome week? Regardless of whether you do, you can sign up for free workshops at any point during your studies.
The city of Manchester
Manchester is steeped in culture and history. Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a vibrant and exciting location. Find out more about Manchester by reading the resources below:
Student support services
At The University of Manchester, students have access to a wide range of support services, designed to help with a variety of matters.
- AMBS Student Service, Support and Development Team – Your first point of call for advice, guidance, and support on any issues that may affect your ability to study. Staff are also there to talk to if you would like to discuss study skills, study techniques, or anything that is impacting your studies.
- You will also be allocated an Academic Advisor who is an academic member of staff in AMBS and who will advise you throughout your course
- Students' Union
- Disability Advisory and Support Service
- Counselling and Mental Health Service
- Central University Student Support services and resources
- Careers Service
Support for international students
For practical information on life as an international student at The University of Manchester, visit the following pages:
For all students planning to travel to the UK, it is important to be aware of the current rules and requirements relevant to your circumstances before travelling. The situation is changing on a regular basis, so we strongly advise you regularly check the advice available from the UK Government. There is also support available and useful information on the EU and international students FAQs page.
Support for students from under-represented backgrounds
The University offers a range of support for students from backgrounds and communities currently under-represented in higher education:
- Financial support packages for UK students from low-income households.
- Tailored support for specific communities, eg care experienced students, estranged students, commuter students and disabled students
- 93% Club is a student-led society focusing on social mobility and improving university experiences for state-school students
Top tips from our students
Our students offer insights on their experiences at The University of Manchester in the resources below.
Further help and support
Students at The University of Manchester have access to support from a number of sources.
If you have any further questions, up-to-date information is available on the applicants and offer-holders pages, while there are also information pages for current students.
- Programme Support - AMBS Undergraduate Programmes team will be your first point of contact for most queries, and they can point you in the right direction. The team’s main role is to guide you through general programme-related queries, such as course unit selection and timetabling but they can signpost you to the most relevant team if necessary. You will meet the team during your programme welcome. You can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pastoral support - We have a dedicated Student Service, Support and Development team who will be introduced to you during the welcome week. They will be there to help you throughout your studies in matters such as DASS (Disability Advisory and Support Service) registration to help access the support you need and in other wellbeing matters regarding physical or mental health. You can also speak to them about any academic or personal issues you are facing. If you wish to contact a member of the Student Service, Support and Development team before you start your course, we will be happy to advise you on how to access the right sources of support - email@example.com.