Welcome information and timetables

A three-week Welcome and Induction period commences in the week beginning 5 October 2020.

Weeks commencing 5 and 12 October 2020 will involve University and Students’ Union activities, and the week commencing 19 October 2020 will focus on course-specific activities.

All of these activities will be online/virtual, with the blend of synchronous and asynchronous activities allowing you to revisit material in your own time, and ask questions and meet members of staff in real-time.

Welcome timetables

Make sure you familiarise yourself with your course Welcome timetable.

You should also frequently check Blackboard and your University email address for the latest information and accessible Welcome timetables.

It is expected that students will attend all of their course's induction events.

University-level Welcome events can be booked onto by following the link at the bottom of this page. Please ensure that any events you book onto don't clash with any course-specific induction events.

First-year part-time students are expected to attend as many of the induction sessions detailed in the induction timetables above as possible. If you are unable to attend these sessions, please email your Programme Administrator.

Geography courses

  • MSc Environmental Governance
  • MSc Environmental Monitoring Modelling and Reconstruction
  • MSc Geographical Information Science
  • MSc Research Methods (Human Geography pathway)


During Welcome please contact your Programme Administrator Michael Cheslett with any queries from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Teaching will begin in the week commencing Monday, 26 October 2020.

It is important that academic staff meet with you to advise you before you select your optional course units. As part of your Welcome timetable, you will get the opportunity to meet with academic staff.

After you have all the relevant information, you must select your optional course units. Optional course unit selection should be completed by the end of Welcome but you are able to change your options up to the end of the second week of teaching (Friday, 6 November 2020).

Late registration

The latest date on which the School will allow you to register is Monday, 2 November 2020. No consideration will be made by the School for any impact on your studies as a result of your late registration. You should note that a late registration fee will be charged by the University Fees Office if you arrive and register late for your course of study.

After this date, you will be considered a late arrival and may be required to provide evidence to support the reason for your lateness. Your Programme Director and Programme Administrator will then consider whether it is appropriate to approve your late registration.

Transition to postgraduate studies

As you embark on a new phase of academic study there are a number of resources which can help as you begin your postgraduate course.

Course handbooks

Make sure you familiarise yourself with your course handbook.

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 studentsupport-seed@manchester.ac.uk.

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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