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Students support

Student support

Nearly 40,000 students study at The University of Manchester, but our student services make sure that every individual gets all the support they need.

A choice of student support services

Our Student Services Centre is the single point of contact for your administrative dealings with us, including questions relating to finance, immigration, student cards, exams or graduation. You can call in and speak to us in person or contact us by telephone or email.

You’ll also be able to make use of the Atrium, a brand new, multifunctional space in our University Place building where you can access information, guidance and advice, or simply find a quiet haven to check emails and squeeze in some extra study time.

Specialist advisers are on hand to chat to you about careers, volunteering, managing money, international programmes, and support and well-being – all the things that can help you make the most of Manchester.

If you’d rather talk to someone independent of the University, you can use the Students’ Union Advice Service, which is staffed by professional advisers with expertise in welfare, academic matters and the specific needs of different student groups. If you want to speak to a fellow student, you'll also be able to speak the elected representatives in the Students’ Union Exec Team.


Many students have benefited from our peer support scheme, one of the largest in Europe, which has been helping students make the most of their time here for more than ten years.

Students with children

For those students who need to combine study with caring for dependents, we provide guidance and services which are specific to your needs.


You’ll need to register with a local doctor for your main health care. Lists of doctors are available from our Student Occupational Health Service, the Students’ Union, local pharmacies or on the NHS website, and you’ll be able to register on campus during Welcome.

For dental care you’ll need to register with a local dentist. However, our University Dental Hospital offers emergency treatment.

And while it can’t provide you with the same primary care as a GP, our Student Occupational Health Service will offer you confidential advice and support relating to health concerns that may affect your academic studies.

Staying safe

We offer practical advice on the many simple precautions you can take to maximise your personal security and safeguard your possessions. We also have our own security service and closed-circuit TV system, making our University and accommodation campuses areas of low crime.

Safety and security are issues in all big cities, but our excellent relationship with Greater Manchester Police helps keep you informed, so you can enjoy everything that Manchester has to offer without taking any unnecessary risks.

A supportive and welcoming environment for all students

Manchester is a diverse and international student community. Our students have the right to study, live and socialise in a safe and supportive place. 

The University takes a zero-tolerance approach to incidents of bullying, harassment and discrimination and works with the Students' Union to promote this through the We Get It campaign. We encourage students and staff to report all forms of bullying, harassment and discrimination should they see or experience it.