Geography (Undergraduate)

Welcome for undergraduate students will begin on Monday, 12 September 2022.

Welcome is over two weeks – 12-16 September at the University level, and 19-23 September at the course level.

Welcome messages


    Welcome information

    Support and advice

    If you have any questions about your course, you can get in touch with our teaching and learning team at

    For the latest engagement and support information, events and activities, follow SEED Student Support and Guidance on Facebook or Eventbrite.

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

    You can use the live chat facility below to contact our course support teams for help and advice on things such as registration, course unit selection, and exams.

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

    Preparing to start your course

    Visit the Get Ready pages. There are a few practical things we need you to complete in your first few weeks to get things started. 

    Take a look at the Welcome and Induction pages. We're looking forward to welcoming you to Manchester. 

    For a welcome to your chosen course, Your Area of Study has welcome messages from department senior staff and colleagues.

    The city of Manchester

    Find out more about the city of Manchester:

    Study skills

    Knowing what additional academic and study skills support is available and how to access this is essential for getting the most out of your time at University. Whether you would like to know how to write better essays, how to develop your critical thinking and analysis skills, learn how to reference accurately, or manage your time better, the University has the academic and skills support to help. 

    My Learning Essentials is the library's award-winning skills support programme. It offers face to face and online support across a variety of topics. 

    Student support services

    We warmly welcome you to the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) and we hope you are looking forward to beginning your journey here as a student at the University of Manchester. Starting a new programme can be both exciting and challenging so we wanted to let you know that the Student Support and Wellbeing Team is here to support you throughout your time as a student in the School of Environment, Education and Development. From questions about your programme, to mitigating circumstances; from support for wellbeing or welfare concerns to support for a disability or academic skills support; and everything in between, we are on hand to assist in any way that we can! To get in touch, simply email, or visit the Arthur Lewis Building (2nd floor). 

    There are a wide range of support services across the university so it’s well worth taking a moment to familiarise yourself with some of what’s available: 

    Support for international students

    For all students planning to travel to the UK, it is important to be aware of the current rules and requirements relevant to your circumstances before travelling. The situation is changing on a regular basis, so we strongly advise you regularly check the advice available from the UK Government. There is also support available and useful information on the EU and international students FAQs page

    Further support for international students can be found below:

    Support for students from under-represented backgrounds

    We recognise that some student groups will need specific support during their time at university. You may belong to one or multiple groups and we are here to ensure that you can access the help you need. 

    Further help and support

    There is lots of help and support available from your programme and student support team from now and when you will join us in September. 

    You can get in touch with us now with any queries about your studies by contacting us on

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