Useful publications

We produce a number of publications at The University of Manchester that may be useful for teachers and careers advisers at schools and colleges.

Publications for prospective students 

Student access and success publications  

The University is firmly committed to being an open and accessible university that pro-actively seeks out students capable of benefiting from higher education.

The University’s strategy for widening participation is set out in our Access and Participation Plan with the Office for Students (OfS) and is overseen by the University’s Access and Participation Strategy Group. The Access and Participation Plan covers the whole of the student lifecycle, from increasing the entry rates of widening participation students into higher education to improving retention and attainment rates while at university and supporting progression into graduate-level employment or further study.

  • Access and Participation Plan (2022/23) (PDF document, 920KB) *For earlier access agreements, please visit our archive
  • As our Access and Participation Plan was approved on a five-year basis, we're required by the Office for Students (OfS) to provide a fee information summary. Our most recent approved fee information summary sets out the course fees for new entrants (PDF document, 122KB).
  • Each year we report on the progress we have made against the targets and commitment in our Access and Participation Plans. Our most recent 'provider impact report' (PDF document, 214KB) details the progress we made against our 2019/20 Access and Participation Plan. We have also reviewed our performance (PDF document, 720KB) based on the most recent available data and have included a summary of the strategic measures being undertaken to make further progress on our APP commitments and targets.
  • You can read more about our work to widen participation across all stages of the student life cycle in our Widening Participation Annual Report (PDF document, 1MB).

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