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Open days

Open days give you the chance to find out more about the challenges, opportunities and rewards of academic and social life at The University of Manchester – and explore our bustling campus and exciting city for yourself.

You'll learn about subjects that you’re interested in, meet current students and staff, tour our campus and facilities, and get a real feel for Manchester student life.

Forthcoming open days

  • Saturday, 1 October 2016
  • Saturday, 8 October 2016

All open days run from 10am to 4pm. 

Register now

You can download the open day programme (PDF document, 6.6MB) or view it below.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news on our University open days on Facebook and Twitter, or view the Facebook event pages for 1 October and 8 October.

We advise you to use public transport where possible, as parking is extremely limited on campus. For those travelling via Piccadilly we have a free link bus to our Oxford Road campus.

Win a Manchester-themed hamper, courtesy of Blackwell’s Manchester

This autumn, The University of Manchester is offering four open-day visitors the opportunity to win a Manchester-themed goody bag, courtesy of Blackwell’s Manchester, the award-winning academic bookshop on campus.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply share either of the below updates from The University of Manchester admissions team before 23 September. Terms and conditions apply.

Terms and conditions 

The competition is not open to current staff or students at The University of Manchester.

Shares and re-tweets must be posted before the competition ends on Friday, 23 September.

Winners will be selected at random and notified via Facebook or Twitter on or before 26 September and must be able to attend one of the open days on either Saturday, 1 October or Saturday, 8 October to collect their prize.

Winners will be selected at random following the closing date. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be notified via social media within five days of the closing date.

All prizes are non-transferable and no cash alternative is available.