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Postgraduate research open days

Our postgraduate research open days give you a great opportunity to look around the University and find out what Manchester has to offer.

The next postgraduate research open day will take place on Wednesday, 25 October 2017. The schedule below shows the typical timetable for the day.



Tour of Main Library and Alan Gilbert Learning Commons study facility*

Tour will last approximately 40 minutes in total.

*You’ll be asked preregister for a tour when completing the open day registration form.


Arrival and registration

Ground Floor Welcome Desk, University Place (37)

Tea and coffee will be provided.


Welcome presentation: An introduction to postgraduate research at The University of Manchester

University Place, Lecture Theatre B (37)


Networking lunch

Time for prospective students to network alongside faculty reps and current students, whilst viewing a selection of research posters. 

University Place (37)

A sandwich lunch will be provided.


Faculty/School based activity

Further information about this will be posted here in October.

You can view the programme from last year below or download a PDF version here (PDF document, 3.5MB).


You can watch a recording of the welcome presentation ‘An Introduction to Postgraduate Research at The University of Manchester’ below.