Preparing for Manchester
Getting the grades is just the start. There can be a lot to think about before coming to University, that's why we've put together this essential guide to help you prepare for Manchester.
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Check UCAS Track for details of your offer, including any conditions, and monitor the status of your application.
UCAS will contact you when all your decisions have been received, and ask you to reply to these. You accept and decline your offers through UCAS Track. You do not need to contact the University.
Find out more about replying to your offers via UCAS.
The specific conditions of your offer are set out in a formal offer letter. It will tell you exactly what you need to do to accept your offer, and to meet any conditions.
You will be given a user ID and password to log into self-service, where you can reply to your offer.
If you have a conditional offer this means you’ll need to meet certain conditions before we can confirm your place. Conditions vary, but they usually specify the achievement of certain grades or qualifications.
Occasionally a conditional offer will include non-academic requirements such as a DBS check (criminal record check) or a medical fitness assessment.
Any conditions of your offer will be made clear in your offer letter (postgraduates) or on UCAS Track (undergraduates).
This means you have already met the academic entry requirements.
You may still need to meet non-academic requirements such as a DBS check (criminal record check) or a medical fitness assessment. This will be made clear in your offer letter (postgraduates) or on UCAS Track (undergraduates).
All university students in the UK are required to pay tuition fees. Your offer letter from The University of Manchester will state how much you need to pay.
Health and wellbeing
We strongly recommend you are vaccinated against Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) and Meningitis ACWY before you come to university. If you’re from the UK, you will have probably had these immunisations – but it’s worth asking your GP to check your health records.
The University’s huge range of accommodation means we've got something for all tastes and budgets.
If you’re a new, full-time undergraduate student you may be eligible for our accommodation guarantee, provided you meet certain criteria.
You must submit your application by 31 August in order to qualify for this guarantee.
There is plenty of private accommodation across the city. Manchester Student Homes can provide details of privately rented properties, independent housing advice and a free contract checking service.
Many students choose to live at home while studying at The University of Manchester.
The Students’ Union runs tailored support services if you’re living at home, to make sure you get the most out of University life, and the same opportunities to socialise with other students as those living on campus.
If you’re living in private accommodation, you’ll need to let the council know if you’re a full-time student, and exempt from council tax, and take out contents insurance.
If you’re in University accommodation, these will be sorted out on your behalf.
Wherever you’re living, you’ll need to make sure you have a TV licence.