Congratulations on securing your place to study audiology at Manchester! We're delighted that you've chosen us for the next step in your studies.

We know you'll have lots of questions about preparing for your studies and what will happen once the semester starts. You can find information relating to your level of study at the links below.

Welcome message from the Head of School

My name is Professor Kay Marshall, and I have the privilege of being the Head of the School of Health Sciences in which your home Division of Human Communication, Development and Hearing sits. The University is constituted of nine Schools spread across three Faculties and, of course, Health Sciences is the best School!

Our mission is to improve health through our research and teaching, and this means doing and delivering world class research and teaching. To make a difference and achieve our goals, we need great staff and students – so I am delighted that you have chosen to study with us and I hope that when you gain your qualification you will go out into the world and improve the health of those you are caring for.

Research-driven teaching is important in pushing our practise as healthcare professionals forward, as well as helping us solve healthcare problems and challenges. I would include health inequalities as one of the key challenges of our time. Inequality may be attributable to disability and I note the description of hearing loss as an 'invisible disability' in the WHO report, On Hearing, published in March 2021 which also states that over 1.5 billion people currently have some hearing loss and this huge number is predicted to increase to 2.5 billion over the next 30 years. Therefore, there is still plenty for you to do!

I hope you have an excellent learning experience at The University of Manchester, and that you enjoy your time with us and make the most of everything the University and city has to offer. So a very warm welcome to our community and we are all looking forward to seeing you on campus in the near future.

With best wishes,

Kay Marshall
Vice-Dean, Head of the School of Health Sciences