Welcome messages

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

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    Prof James Evans, Head of Geography

    We are pleased to confirm your place on our course and welcome you to The University of Manchester. Our lecturers and professors are looking forward to meeting you and very much hope you will enjoy your time studying in the Department of Geography and living in the city of Manchester. 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 webpages. During Welcome Week, there will be a programme of events that will take you through the process of registration. There will also be introductory talks to help you prepare for studying your specific MSc programme. While this is no ordinary year, please be assured you will receive as warm a welcome as usual. In relation to your programme of study, we are working hard to make sure that we can deliver our usual excellent standards of teaching in a supportive and safe way.

    As you join us, you become part of a long tradition of students who have studied at Manchester. The Department of Geography at Manchester has a proud history of teaching and research going back more than 120 years and is currently ranked as one of the top departments in the world with an international staff and student base. We are fortunate to be situated within one of the nation's most interesting regions with regard to its landscape, industry, heritage and cultural vibrancy. The modern city has added to this international reputation in the spheres of sport, music, festivals and much else besides. Such a richness of landscape, history and arts cannot but inspire the imagination of those who come to study here.

    We hope that you will find your time with us as life-changing 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. I look forward to meeting you all personally in the coming months.