BA Management, Leadership and Leisure

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you to study BA Management, Leadership and Leisure at the Manchester Institute of Education (MIE).

Welcome messages

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


    Miriam Firth, Course Director

    May I start by congratulating you on your exam results - it’s a fantastic achievement, well done! We are pleased to be able to confirm your place on our programme and welcome you to The University of Manchester.

    The whole team are looking forward to meeting you all and getting to know you over the next three years. BA (Hons) Management, Leadership and Leisure is becoming increasingly popular with applications and student numbers are higher than ever. This really is an exciting time for you to be joining us, and The University of Manchester.

    We still consider ourselves a small team, with a mixture of full-time and part-time staff, all with our own teaching, and industry expertise. We pride ourselves on our diversity, as leisure becomes more global, we are attracting students from all over the world. With a diverse body of students, you will have an enriched student experience which offers fantastic networking opportunities in your cohort, as well as our cohorts studying the degree in year two and three.

    Despite knowing you have made the right choice, you will probably have lots of questions to ask. We are here to listen and answer these during Welcome Week activities and throughout the teaching weeks in the academic year. We are delighted to offer you a range of induction events in Welcome Week to support answering these queries. These will all be available online so please do not worry if you arrive late or cannot attend on campus, we are supporting you all at this time by ensuring all content will be online. However, this means we need you to take note of all emails and messages sent to you as these are vital to aid your start on the programme. Please link your email addresses to your smartphones, laptops and tablets and ensure your university email address is checked daily for new emails and information relating to your studies with us.  

    May I take this opportunity to wish you the very best for your forthcoming studies. I look forward to meeting you all personally in the coming months.

    Welcome information and timetables

    Live sessions are scheduled to be hosted via Zoom at the following dates and times:

    • Friday 25 September - 10-10.30am
    • Monday 28 September - 10.30am-12pm and 1-2pm
    • Tuesday 29 September - 10am-12pm
    • Thursday 1 October - 10.30-11.45am
    • Friday 2 October - 10-10.30am

    For more information, download your full Welcome timetable or visit Blackboard.

    You should also frequently check your University email address for the latest information and Zoom links.

    Your course handbook contains all the information you need to know about your course, including the School's policies on attendance, coursework submission, examinations, and mitigating circumstances.

    Student Support and Guidance (SSG)

    If you have any questions about support, wellbeing or engagement with your course, you can get in touch with the Student Support and Guidance (SSG) Team at

    For the latest engagement and support information, events and activities, follow SEED Student Support and Guidance on Facebook. You can also check out our Eventbrite page.

    For more information about the whole range of support available from the University, please visit Manchester’s Student Support website.

    Teaching and learning queries

    You can use our live chat facility to contact our undergraduate and postgraduate programme support teams for help and advice on things such as registration queries, course unit selection, exams, general programme information, etc. 

    Live chat is available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.

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