Skip to navigation | Skip to main content | Skip to footer
Menu Share this content
Menu Search the University of Manchester siteSearch
Search type

Alternatively, use our A–Z index

Guided campus visits for secondary school groups

Teachers of pre-16 students may bring groups of their pupils to visit The University of Manchester campus in order to get a taste of university life, find out more about higher education in general and gain an insight into student life at Manchester.

The visits take place between 11am and 1pm and feature the following activities:

  • Welcome presentation
  • Student ambassador Q&A session
  • Campus tour

The welcome presentation provides information relating to higher education in general, why people go to university and how decisions your pupils make at this stage of their education will impact their future, as well as giving an insight into student life. The talk will focus on either GCSE options or post-16 options.

The campus tour includes our Students' Union, The University of Manchester Library, the Old Quadrangle (the oldest part of the University), some of our teaching buildings and the Manchester Aquatics Centre.

Visit dates

We have the following dates scheduled for visiting the campus throughout the 2018/19 academic year:

  • Tuesday, 12 March 2019  Fully booked 
  • Wednesday, 13 March 2019 – Fully booked
  • Tuesday, 23 April 2019 – Fully booked 
  • Wednesday, 24 April 2019 – Fully booked
  • Thursday, 9 May 2019 – Fully booked 
  • Tuesday, 18 June 2019 – Fully booked
  • Wednesday 19 June 2019 – Fully booked

All our dates for 2018-19 are fully booked. New dates for 2019-20 will be posted here in August 2019. Unfortunately we are unable to take ad hoc bookings. If you have any questions about guided visits for secondary school groups, please email

Please note that there may be other school/college groups in attendance as we need a minimum of 25 students to run a session. Unfortunately we are not able to provide lunch or refreshments as part of your visit.

We are also happy to welcome visits from Year 11, 12 and 13 students. Find out more by reading about our guided campus visits for school and college groups.

Service Level Agreement

Our Service Level Agreement outlines the key responsibilities of both parties (ie The University of Manchester and your school or college) participating in our recruitment and widening participation activities. You will be sent a copy of this document with your confirmation booking email, but you can also download it below.