Campus visits for school and college groups

Our campus visits for school and college students will take place between February and July 2024.

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, 14 February 2024
  • Wednesday, 28 February 2024
  • Wednesday, 13 March 2024
  • Wednesday, 27 March 2024
  • Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • Wednesday, 8 May 2024
  • Thursday, 4 July 2024
  • Tuesday, 9 July 2024
  • Tuesday, 16 July 2024

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

If the above dates are not suitable, you can request an ad hoc booking, subject to availability. Please note, we are unable to accept ad hoc booking requests for September and October 2023, and June and July 2024.

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 get in touch at with the title "School Campus Tour" and details of your school and 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: 

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 school groups

Guided campus visits for groups of up to 60 learners in Year 8 include a higher education talk, campus tour, student life workshop and chance to meet our current University students.

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 2023/24 academic year.

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

If you interested in these events, please make a booking using our online form.

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.