Information sessions, presentations and visits

Adult learners who are considering returning to education to pursue a degree, or who have already applied to Manchester, can sign up for an Adults Returning to Education Session.

Adults Returning to Education Session

This is a one-to-one meeting or group session with a member of staff that gives you the opportunity to ask any questions and to receive relevant information and support.

Sessions include information on the following areas:

  • University study
  • Student support
  • Student societies and social networks
  • UCAS application process
  • Admissions processes
  • Courses
  • Entry requirements
  • Student finance

You can also participate in a guided tour following the session.

Book your appointment

Appointments will last 30 minutes and will run from 9am until 2pm. The appointments for this academic year will take place on:

23 October
30 October
13 November

27 November

For further information, or to reserve a place on a session, email:

If you are unavailable between 9am and 2pm on the dates listed above, please contact Gabriele Wegner on 0161 275 1378 or by email at to make alternative arrangements. Early evening appointments can also be requested.

Request a visit to your college

We're happy to visit colleges that provide Access courses and are based within the Greater Manchester area either to run a drop-in session for students to discuss their higher education options or to deliver a presentation on any of the following:

  • choosing a university course;
  • explaining how the application process works, including advice on writing a successful personal statement. 

If you're interested in arranging a visit or to find out more, then please contact Gabriele Wegner on 0161 275 1378 or by email at

University campus visits for groups of Access Level 2 and 3 students

Tutors of groups of Access Level 2 and 3 students can book their students on to a campus visit to The University of Manchester, to get a taste of university life and experience first-hand the atmosphere of the University campus.

Visits will last approximately two hours and will consist of the following:

  • a welcome presentation – which features content relevant to adult learners returning to education, such as what to include a personal statement and managing academic study;
  • a student ambassador Q&A session – with a panel made up of current students and a chance to ask them questions on how they have managed their student experience;
  • a campus tour of the University.

If you’d like to book a campus visit for your Access Level 2 and 3 students, then please email to discuss dates and availability. If there is a specific subject area your group are interested in, please include this in your email and we will look at the possibility of arranging a session with this department as part of your visit.

Please note: in order to deliver a campus visit each date must have a minimum of 25 students booked on. Your booking may also be merged with another college group. Bookings must be made at least one month in advance of your scheduled visit date. Subject specific sessions will increase the duration of your visit.