UCAS and school/college higher education exhibitions

We meet more than 200,000 aspiring students each year at UCAS and other school/college higher education events, fairs and conventions – and receive applications from talented students from across the UK, and the globe.

Coronavirus notice

We are carefully reviewing all of our recruitment events in light of the developing coronavirus outbreak. View the latest updates on measures we are taking.

Currently all our on and off campus recruitment activity has been suspended until further notice. We'll monitor the situation as it develops and provide updates in due course.

While we can't currently attend these fairs in person, there are a number of ways in which prospective students – as well as parents, teachers and careers advisers – can get in contact with us and get answers to questions about study opportunities at The University of Manchester.

Meet the Russell Group Virtual Fair

We recently exhibited at the first 'Meet the Russell Group' virtual event on 7 October. 

Meet the Russell Group event on 7 October from 12.

This online and interactive experience allowed visitors to explore all 24 Russell Group universities and chat directly to their representatives and ambassadors. There was information and videos about each university, downloadable prospectuses and 12 live webinars in the virtual auditorium. Meet the Russell Group was designed to support Year 13, 12 and 11 students, and was completely free of charge to students, parents and teachers.

Taking place just before the October 2020 deadline for Oxford and Cambridge, medicine, dentistry and veterinary science courses, this event provided vital application support to Year 13's. The event also supported Year 13's working towards the January 2021 application deadline, and Year 12's seeking inspiration and information for their university applications next year. Year 11 students were welcome to join if they were interested in exploring their future options too.

We look forward to attending future Russell Group fairs and we'll update this information with future events once we have the details.

Virtual UCAS events

The University of Manchester usually attends a range of UCAS events throughout the year, where a member of staff or current student ambassador is available for you to speak to. Due to coronavirus, face to face UCAS events are currently postponed, but the University will be taking part in the following virtual UCAS exhibitions in autumn 2020:

  • 16 October – Biological and physical sciences
  • 23-24 October – Social sciences, humanities and teaching
  • 2-3 November – Maths, engineering and computing

You can find more information about virtual UCAS exhibitions on the UCAS website.

Visiting schools and colleges

We're carefully reviewing all of our recruitment and outreach events in light of the coronavirus outbreak and UK government advice and you can view the latest updates on the measures we’re taking.

We're currently unable to attend off-campus events such as recruitment fairs, but we have a range of online content to help you learn more about the University.

We have a range of virtual resources and pre-recorded talks for pre and post-16 learners available.

We also have a series of Manchester Live webinars for post-16 learners which offer information, advice and guidance on applying to or studying at the University.

You may also like to request a virtual presentation or Q&A session with us and should you wish to request a virtual session we will do our best to accommodate.

For further information, and for any requests, you can email: schoolsandcolleges@manchester.ac.uk.

Manchester Connect: one-to-one sessions for students

We're offering students the opportunity to book a one-to-one session with a member of University staff. As we aren't currently visiting schools and colleges in person, Manchester Connect provides students who are thinking about applying with the opportunity to speak to us directly about the University, our courses, entry requirements and student life more generally.

How to book

The dates of the next Manchester Connect sessions are listed below. Students can book a 15 minute appointment during any of these times:

  • 15 October 2-4pm
  • 22 October 2-4pm
  • 29 October 2-4pm

To book a 15 minute Manchester Connect session, you just need to complete the booking form.

Resources and guidance 

We have a range of resources available to download below: