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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 PGR open day will take place on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 in University Place. Registration for this event will be open by mid-September.

The schedule below shows the timetable from the PGR open day 2017. Please be aware that the timetable for 2018 is subject to change. 



Tours of the following facilities will be available at this time:

  • Self-guided tours of the Main Library and Alan Gilbert Learning Commons study facilities
  • Campus tours led by Student Ambassadors

If you wish to take a tour of our Library facilities or the University campus, please report to the Welcome Desk (37).


Arrival and registration

Ground Floor Welcome Desk, University Place (37)

Tea and coffee will be provided.


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.


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

University Place, Lecture Theatre B (37)


Faculty/School based activity

Further information about this will be posted here in October.

You can view our most recent postgraduate research open day programme below, or download a PDF here (PDF document, 3.2MB).

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