Registration information for individual students

Discover Days offer a unique chance to experience subject areas that you are interested in before committing to a particular choice of course or university.

Sometimes these events will clash with your regular classes at school/college. If this is the case, please ensure that you have permission from the appropriate staff before you register.

Please note that Discover Days are primarily designed for people who are thinking of applying to Manchester and who have not yet made a decision regarding their UCAS choices. You will therefore be given priority if you are in Year 12 or have not yet submitted your UCAS application. The day involves lots of small group work and the chance to talk to staff and students, so you won't be by yourself!

Understanding the booking process

Participants should register for the days themselves using the relevant individual registration forms.

After completing the registration form you’ll receive an email within seven days confirming whether you've been allocated a place or have been put on our waiting list. If you have been put on our waiting list, we’ll email you to confirm if, and when, a place has become available. Discover Days are usually very popular so please be mindful that if you book a place on a Discover Day, and you receive confirmation from us that you have been allocated a place, we’ll be expecting you to attend on that day.

If you book a place on a Discover Day please also ensure that you seek permission to attend from your school or college.

If you book a place and later find that you are no longer able to attend the event, it's essential that you contact us in advance of the event to let us know.

Teachers don't need to accompany students but are welcome to attend the events if they wish. If you are a teacher interested in attending a Discover Day please email

Students on the Manchester Access Programme

Participants in the Manchester Access Programme can gain ten units towards their total by taking part in a relevant Discover Day.

Book your place

Our 2020/21 events will not be taking place. 

Sign up to hear when the next events are announced and about any other relevant subject specific sessions and resources that are available.

Data Protection

When signing up for a Discover Day via the booking form you will see the below statements about Data Protection and Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT):

We would really like to stay in touch and share further information about our courses. If you would like to receive this information then please tick the appropriate boxes below. For further information on how your personal information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights, including your right to access the information we hold on you, please see our full privacy notice for participants on pre university events and initiatives.

HEAT is a secure online database that monitors and evaluates activities that Universities deliver to young people across the UK.  We will share the following data with the HEAT service to allow HEAT to track your progression into education and employment:

  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your gender
  • Your home post code
  • The name of your school

We will be able to find out how you progress in your education after taking part in the Discover Days programme at the University. This will help us to assess whether the Discover Days programme is meeting its aims of supporting young people with their progression to higher education. Your data will not be used in a way that would affect you individually

If you would like to opt out of your data being shared with HEAT, please email with your full name, DOB and home postcode. Our full privacy notice for participants on pre-university events and initiatives is available online.