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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

  • Friday, 17 June 2016
  • Saturday, 18 June 2016
  • Saturday, 1 October 2016
  • Saturday, 8 October 2016

All open days run from 10am to 4pm.

Register now for the June open days

If you are unable to join us on an open day, you may want to sign up for a guided visit or accommodation tour instead. If you have booked a place but then find you are unable to come, you do not need to cancel.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news on our University open days on Facebook and Twitter.

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. If you’re joining us on Friday, 17 June, then you’ll need to download and print your bus voucher, as we cannot accept electronic versions, including those produced on all smartphones and tablets (one voucher per person). If you’re attending on Saturday, 18 June, you won’t need a voucher to access the free bus.

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

This June, 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 5pm on 10 June. 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 5pm, 10 June.

Winners will be selected at random and notified via Facebook or Twitter on or before 16 June and must be able to attend one of the open days on either Friday, 17 or Saturday, 18 June 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.