Your place at Manchester
Congratulations on your offer of a place on the audiology course at Manchester.
Choose Manchester and you'll benefit from expert teaching at Europe's leading centre for audiology training.
Your degree will give you great opportunities to both shape your future and make a difference to people’s lives.
95% of graduates in work/further study after six months (Discover Uni 2019).
94% say the course provides them with opportunities to apply teaching (Discover Uni 2019).
Your next steps
Learning and support
Your learning experience
A blended experience
We've worked hard to ensure our students have a rich learning experience even with the challenges posed by the pandemic.
However we may need to adapt next year, you will have everything you need to prepare for a career in audiology, learning from internationally recognised experts at the Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness.
How you will learn
You'll cover the theory, practical and clinical aspects of audiology through lectures and tutorials.
Practical skills training takes place in well-equipped labs, while clinical training takes place within NHS and private clinics, where possible.
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Support on your course
You'll have access to support through both your course and wider University services.
Student societies and the peer-assisted student support scheme will also enable you to connect with fellow students.
You’ll have an academic advisor who you can turn to if you ever need support for a specific issue.
You will be allocated an academic advisor at the start of your first year. The advisor is a member of staff who is responsible for supporting you through your time at university.
Because the Audiology programme has a small student cohort, you are also likely to be taught by your academic advisor at some point during the programme.
Over the course of your academic career in Manchester, your academic advisor will get to know you, and they will be someone you can always go to if you are having difficulties, either personal or academic.
You will meet your academic advisor at least four times per year, with opportunities to schedule other meetings as needed. Most students will stay with the same academic advisor throughout their course so that there is a continuity of support.
The meetings with your academic advisor will be opportunities to chat about how you are coping with university life and how you are progressing academically.
Your advisor will be able to support you in a range of different ways, and will be able to signpost you to the wide range of other support facilities that are available through the University if necessary.
Your advisor will also encourage you to think about and discuss your plans for the future.
COVID-19 and your course
Responding to change
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
We hope to see you in person in September if everything is well. Whatever happens next, we'll adjust to follow government guidelines while maintaining a quality learning environment.
Adapting our teaching
Below are examples of how we’ve adapted our teaching while restrictions are in place.
These practical teaching sessions usually take place in a lab setting on campus.
Our students currently come to campus on specific days that are dedicated to lab-based learning, following all of the necessary safety procedures and working in small groups.
These groups rotate around different labs to allow you to practice all essential clinical skills on state-of-the-art equipment.
We have also developed a range of online resources to complement these lab days.
The lab days have been a resounding success, despite a number of logistical challenges, and students have relished the chance to gain hands-on experience.
Students currently learn theory and fundamentals independently via online resources.
These are complemented by sessions with the lecturer that can be in a Q&A or problem-solving tutorial format, where the whole class can reflect and discuss the online resources with the lecturer.
Lecturers have also used small group breakout sessions during live classes to stimulate discussions and facilitate learning.
Most synchronous learning sessions have been delivered online. Students are encouraged to attend all live sessions, but we also record these so students can watch these at their own convenience.
When restrictions have allowed, we have delivered on-campus sessions, which have coincided with other lectures on the same day to maximise face-to-face contact time and minimise travel to the University. We follow all of the necessary safety procedures for these on-campus sessions.
We have ensured that no student has been disadvantaged by these changes to teaching and learning, and the feedback we have been receiving from students has been overwhelmingly positive.
Clinical placements are scheduled in each year of the course, taking place both within the NHS and the independent sector.
In response to the pandemic, we have worked with placement providers to restructure first-year placements into three one-week blocks in different services:
- adult audiology service
- paediatric audiology service
- independent sector.
These blocks take place in January, March/April and June.
We have also introduced online pre-placement tutorials, with new student feedback sessions on the clinical skills labs. COVID-19 screening and training takes place before each placement.
We are a supportive network and are able to adapt in a timely and efficient way in response to ongoing changes due to the pandemic. We work together with learners and placements to ensure placement capacity and resilience across the network.
Events for offer holders
Explore our events
Our UCAS applicant days will help you make the right choice.
We'll also hold online events where you can ask us any questions you may have before accepting your offer.
Join our Facebook group
Connect with other offer holders and current students through our Facebook group.
Get to know your fellow Manchester students and ask any questions you may have about the course. You should have received a password for the group by email.