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:

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12 February
19 February
4 March
18 March
1 April

For further information, or to reserve a place on a session, email: schoolsandcolleges@manchester.ac.uk.

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 Gabriele.wegner@manchester.ac.uk 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 gabriele.wegner@manchester.ac.uk.

University campus visits for groups of school and college students

Tutors of groups of 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 students, please email christopher.farrington@manchester.ac.uk 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 that the following conditions apply:

  • each date must have a minimum of 25 students booked on from any school or college;
  • your booking may 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.