Welcome messages

Our senior staff and department colleagues welcome you to The University of Manchester and outline what to expect in the year ahead.


    Prof Caroline Bond, Acting Head of the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE)

    I am delighted to welcome you to the postgraduate community at The University of Manchester's Institute of Education (MIE), in our School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED). Although you are joining us in somewhat unusual circumstances we have been making many innovative changes to our supervision and support for postgraduate students which we hope will ensure that your time with us is enjoyable and stimulating, as well as very productive.

    We are looking forward to meeting you all and hope that you will enjoy your time studying here at MIE. We have a proud history stretching back more than 120 years of supporting and developing a diverse range of learners.

    As well as joining The University of Manchester, you are also becoming a part of one of the nation's most interesting regions with regards to its landscape, heritage, and cultural vibrancy. Manchester itself, of course, is one of Europe’s most stylish and sophisticated cities, undergoing one of the most ambitious and innovative urban regeneration programmes ever seen in the UK. This rich context cannot but inspire the intellectual imagination of those who come to study here.

    You will probably have lots of questions to ask and we hope that the information provided here will answer as many of these as possible. In addition, there is lots of information on our web pages.

    We hope that you will find your time within MIE as inspiring as the thousands of alumni who have gone before you. May I take this opportunity to wish you the very best for your forthcoming studies.