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 are exhibiting at the 'Meet the Russell Group' virtual event  on 10 February 2021. 

Meet the Russell Group event on 10 February 2021.

This online and interactive experience allows visitors to explore all 24 Russell Group universities and chat directly to their representatives and ambassadors.

There will be information and videos about each university, downloadable prospectuses and live webinars in a virtual auditorium. Meet the Russell Group is designed to support Year 13, 12 and 11 students, and is completely free of charge to students, parents and teachers.

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UCAS events

Any future UCAS exhibitions we're attending in 2021 will be added to this webpage. Keep checking back for the latest information. 

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:

  • 13 January, 2–4pm
  • 20 January, 2–4pm
  • 27 January, 2–4pm
  • 3 February, 2-4pm
  • 10 February, 2-4pm
  • 17 February, 2-4pm
  • 24 February, 2-4pm
  • 3 March, 2–4pm
  • 10 March, 2–4pm
  • 17 March, 2–4pm
  • 24 March, 2–4pm
  • 31 March, 2–4pm
  • 7 April, 2–4pm
  • 14 April, 2–4pm
  • 21 April, 2–4pm
  • 28 April, 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: