Contextual admissions and access
At Manchester, we want to ensure that our student body is representative of the diversity of talent in our communities.
Contextual admissions and access schemes are some of the ways we do this. Our University offers a number of programmes to help you get a taste of the university experience and take the first steps towards higher education.
Widening Access information session
As part of our undergraduate virtual open day, Rachel Bailey, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Manager, hosted an information session covering the support in place for widening participation students making an application to Manchester.
Check if you are eligible for contextual offers or further consideration.
Find out about the University’s widening access schemes to help you on your path to higher education and check your eligibility.
Visit the Access Manchester website
Manchester Access Programme
MAP is a structured scheme to help local post-16 students to university.
Manchester Distance Access Scheme
The University of Manchester’s online national widening access programme.
Find out more
Learn about bursaries for students from low income and care backgrounds.
At Manchester, we offer a wide range of support, all designed to help you make the most out of your university experience.