BA Social Sciences (BASS)
Welcome for undergraduate students will begin on Monday, 12 September 2022.
Welcome is over two weeks – 12-16 September at the University level, and 19-23 September at the course level.
You should frequently check your University email address for the latest information and Zoom links.
For any information you may need before arriving in your first week, read through our Get ready pages.
Support and advice
There are lots of people on hand to support you throughout your time in Manchester and you will meet many of them in Welcome.
These people are part of your support network so if you need help just ask.
If you have any queries regarding your course before you arrive, please contact email@example.com.
Preparing to start your course
Before starting your course, it's a good idea to visit our Get Ready pages, where there are a few practical things we need you to complete in your first few weeks to get things started.
Your Area of Study has welcome messages from department senior staff and colleagues.
The city of Manchester
Manchester is a city that is steeped in culture and history. As a student here, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in this vibrant and exciting location.
Find out more about the city by reading the following resources:
Student support services
The University of Manchester's dedicated student support team provides a great deal of assistance to all students.
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.