Useful information

Pre-arrival guide

Useful information about preparing to come to Manchester for your biosciences degree will be available in the School of Biological Sciences pre-arrival guide. The link will be available here when available.

Tutorial plenary sessions

Plenary sessions are a key part of the first-year tutorial programme in SBS. They focus on core skills for biological scientists and are delivered by specialists to ensure that all students are given the same important information.

Attendance at plenary sessions is compulsory. Check your email during Welcome Week for further information about plenary sessions and when you should attend.

Chemistry revision resource

This chemistry revision resource will help any student who has not recently studied chemistry, or any students who wish to 'brush up' on their chemistry knowledge.

As a biological scientist you will need to understand many concepts of chemistry and chemical reactions - all metabolic reactions, for example, are based on chemical reactions.

Maths self-help activity

As a biological scientist you will need to be able to collect, measure, analyse, interpret and evaluate data using basic mathematics. You can access a maths self-help resource where you can practice and test your basic mathematical skills.

All students should complete this online resource.