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Discover Days

Discover Days

The University of Manchester's Discover Days are informative, interactive events for aspiring undergraduate students who are interested in certain subject areas, but may not know exactly which course to choose. They are ideal for Year 12 students, or for other people applying to university through UCAS and considering Manchester.

Discover Days give you real, in-depth insight into the unique features and opportunities of degree courses that you might study at Manchester. You’ll gain first-hand experience of university study, learn more about Manchester student life and be able to make informed decisions about your university choices before the UCAS application process starts.

Who should sign up for a Discover Day?

These events will be of most benefit to learners who are seriously considering pursuing the subjects covered at degree level and who want more in-depth knowledge about what we offer. Discover Days are for learners in Year 12, or others who are in the process of applying to university through UCAS and think they might want to apply for a course at Manchester.

Summer 2019 Discover Days 

Throughout June and July 2019 we will host a series of Discover Days, delivered by academic members of staff and PHD students from across the university.

The dates for the Summer 2019 Discover Days are: 

  • Discover Fashion Business – Monday, 17 June
  • Discover Chemistry – Wednesday, 26 June
  • Discover Philosophy – Wednesday, 26 June
  • Discover Geography and Environment Studies – Thursday, 27 June
  • Discover History and Related subjects – Friday 28, June
  • Discover English, Drama & American Studies – Tuesday, 2 July
  • Discover Midwifery – Thursday, 4 July
  • Discover Nursing – Friday, 5 July
  • Discover Economics – Tuesday, 9 July
  • Discover Criminology – Wednesday, 10 July
  • Discover Engineering – Wednesday, 10 July
  • Discover Psychology – Wednesday, 10 July
  • Discover Biosciences 1 – Wednesday, 17 July
  • Discover Biosciences 2 – Thursday, 18 July


Discover Days take place twice a year in the Summer and Autumn terms.  Registration for Summer 2019 Discover Days will open in Spring 2019. If you are pupil and would like to be kept up to date with upcoming Discover Days including event dates, what subjects are on offer and how to register, please complete this form.  

Programme of events

Each day follows a similar format, with some variations depending on the nature of the subjects covered. Events will include:

  • overview of relevant degree course(s);
  • career prospects talk;
  • mini-lecture on the subject;
  • choice of interactive workshops, delivered by academic staff or postgraduate students;
  • possible lab work (for certain science subjects only);
  • campus and departmental tour led by current students;
  • time for you to put your queries to Manchester staff and current students.

Teachers and advisers

If you’re a teacher or school/college adviser you can sign up to our mailing list to be informed of forthcoming Discover Days and other University of Manchester events for Year 12 and 13 students.

General enquiries

For enquiries regarding Discover Days, please email