Campus visits for school and college groups

Our campus visits for school and college students will take place between November 2022 and July 2023.

Campus visits for Year 12 students  

The visits will take place between 1.15pm and 3.15pm and the timetable is as follows:


A welcome presentation delivered by a member of the Student Recruitment Team, who will offer insights into student life at Manchester and an overview of the UCAS application process. 


A Q&A panel session with students currently studying at the University. 


A tour of our campus.*

*Due to the availability of student ambassadors at certain times of the year, tours may be self-guided using the Visit UoM app.

Dates available

  • Wednesday, 15 March 2023
  • Tuesday, 18 July 2023

To enquire about booking a date, please email Chris Farrington.

If none of the above dates work for you, you can request an ad hoc booking, subject to availability. We are unable to accept ad hoc booking requests for June and July 2023.

Complement your visit/tour with a trip to Manchester Museum or The Whitworth Art Gallery 

As part of your trip to our campus, you may want to consider visiting the newly refurbished Manchester Museum or  The Whitworth Art Gallery, two of the University’s Cultural Institutions.  

To arrange a visit to Manchester Museum, please complete the schools booking form and let us know what time you are taking part in a campus tour. You can also access a range of museum-related careers resources to support your visit.

To enquire about a group booking at The Whitworth get in touch at: 

Undergraduate open days

Our undergraduate open days will be taking place in summer 2023 on the following dates:

  • Saturday, 17 June 2023
  • Saturday, 24 June 2023

If you would like to bring a group of students to campus for one of the open days, please email Chris Farrington for further information.

Self-guided tours for school and college groups

If you're unable to bring your students to campus on one of the dates advertised, and we are unable to to accommodate an ad hoc reguest visit, our self-guided tour guide is available to download from the Visit UoM app.

Once your students have download the app, they can take a tour remotely from the comfort of their own homes. Alternatively, you can email Chris Farrington and arrange a time to visit campus on a date that suits you for a self-guided tour.

Please note, we are unable to arrange for staff or ambassadors to accompany self-guided tours.

Visit UoM app

The video below provides an introduction to the Visit UoM app and the self-guided tour opportunity. Further information is available via  Virtual Manchester


School and college guide

We've released our school and college guide, a digital handbook designed to help your students discover more about studying at The University of Manchester, as well as university in general.

The guide features course information, application advice, and guidance on choosing a university and study area. To access the guide:

  • Download the Visit UoM app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • From the 'explore' section of the app, select 'school and college guide'.
  • The guide will then be saved under 'my guides'.

If you have any questions about the school and college guide, please email Chris Farrington.

Guided campus visits for Year 8-9 school groups

Guided campus visits for groups of up to 50 learners in Years 8 and 9 include a higher education talk, campus tour, student life workshop and student ambassador Q&A panel.

All visits start at 9.15am, ending at 12.30pm (lunch is not provided) and will be hosted at The University of Manchester main campus.

While visits are open to all schools, we highly encourage Greater Manchester schools with a high proportion of students receiving free school meals/eligible for pupil premium to book.

We particularly welcome students from widening participation backgrounds who:

  • are the first in their generation to consider higher education;
  • are care experienced;
  • live with a disability;
  • are young carers;
  • are estranged from their families;
  • are from underrepresented ethnic backgrounds;
  • are from Gypsy, Roma or Traveller communities;
  • are refugees or asylum seekers;
  • are from military families.

Visits will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis, and no further dates will be added for the 2022/23 academic year.

Please note we are unable to visit individual academic departments or university accommodation.

All of the available dates for this academic year are now full and there will not be any more added.

If you would like to be contacted when dates are available for the 2023/24 academic year, please contact the Schools and Colleges Liaison Team.

Widening Participation in higher education 

At Manchester we seek excellence, inclusivity and impact in everything we do. Widening participation in higher education – in particular enabling fairer access to a Manchester education for talented students from all backgrounds – is central to our values as a world-leading university. To find out more, please visit our Widening Participation webpage.