Student support

A range of support is on offer to new students at Manchester.

Below is an outline of the support available to BSc Public Health students. You can also watch a video version of the below information.


We would like to take this opportunity to extend a warm welcome to the course and tell you about all the support you will receive as a Manchester student.

To maximise your online learning experience, we provide you with a comprehensive support package that caters for students both within and outside of the UK. 

Online learning

We use the latest responsive online platforms to deliver our course units so that you can learn anytime, anywhere and on any device. We adopt a collaborative approach to our delivery making use of online discussion forums, live online seminars (available as recordings if you cannot attend), and student-led activities. You can even choose your own topics for your assessments.

We help develop your digital skills and capabilities to help you succeed as an online learner and beyond. As a Manchester student, you will also have access to all the University's essential systems and services.

Academic advising

You will have your own named Academic Advisor who will regularly meet up with you, either online or in person (if you wish to attend campus).

Your Academic Advisor will support you with your academic progress, your wellbeing and your career goals.

In-person learning

As well as being able to study at a time and place of your choosing, as a Manchester student, you will also have the opportunity to join us on campus to use our world-class facilities and attend our Student Development Programme in person.

This programme provides regular sessions on areas such as working online, social responsibility and preparing for a career in public health.

Again, you can access these sessions online if you are unable to attend campus.

Other support services

We also have a student support centre if you need to access more specific guidance such as student finance and working around family commitments. You can also access disability support from the Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS).

Finally, we know how important it is for you to build relationships with your fellow students. We have the facilities here at Manchester for you to meet up and socialise with your peers, either online or on campus.

Regardless of where you are in the world, you will have access to the same opportunities either online or if you decide to join us in Manchester.

We look forward to meeting you as you start on your journey.

Helen Davidson, Gary Clough and Steph Mitchell
Lecturers, BSc Public Health

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