Virtual visit days
Visit days give you a taste of what it's like to be a student at Manchester and allow you to ask any questions you may have about studying here, university life or the city itself.
Although one of the major parts of the visit day is the interview, rest assured we aim to make the process as relaxed as possible. The interview helps us to get a more rounded view of you and your application to study here and allows us to further assess your suitability and commitment to the course. We also take into account any contextual information such as exceptional circumstances or personal barriers to learning that you may have faced.
The safety of our staff, current and prospective students is our main priority; as a result, the decision has been made to deliver our 2020 / 2021 visit days virtually. Our team have been working hard to ensure we deliver a similar student experience so that you receive all the information you need to make your decision.
Before the visit day
Confirm whether you are attending through UCAS. See our FAQs section on what to do if you aren’t able to attend the date/time you’ve been allocated.
Inform us of any disability or special requirements that you have for the interview by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I prepare for my interview?
Further guidance about the interview and how to prepare will be sent to you before your visit. You will be expected to deliver a presentation and answer follow up questions from a list of predefined topics. You will be given the opportunity to discuss your personal statement and your reasons for wanting to study your chosen course. And you will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course or studying at The University of Manchester with an academic member of staff and current students.
Parents and carers
Parents and carers are welcome to attend the virtual visit days and any additional sessions we may run, but cannot participate in the interviews.
We will also be hosting dedicated sessions for parents / carers and supporters in March. These sessions will enable parents / carers and supporters to find out more information about what it's like to study at Manchester.
There will be opportunities to ask questions to our staff, academics and current students. Please pass these details onto your parents / carers and ask them to sign up.
On the visit day
Our visit days are full of useful information that will help you get a sense of what to expect when studying your course at Manchester. Below is an example of our visit day itinerary:
- Welcome and introduction
- Interactive session
- Student experience presentation
- Opportunity for questions
Frequently asked questions
Please indicate on UCAS that you cannot attend the interview on the date you have been allocated. We will then contact you to see whether it is possible to arrange an interview on an alternative day.
We cannot guarantee these alternative options will be available.
There is no dress code for our visit days.
We welcome you to bring along anyone who would benefit from learning more about our University in order to help you make your decision. Unfortunately, they won’t be able to be present at your 1:1 interview with an academic, but they are welcome for the other sessions.
No, it is very important that you attend for the whole webinar. You will receive important information in the introductory talk and you will spend much of the time with academics and student ambassadors, giving you the opportunity to ask questions about their experience of the course and university life.
As you are making a decision about where to study for the next three, four or five years, we feel it is of benefit to you to be as well informed as possible about the course and the University.
If we wish to make you an offer we will inform UCAS within two weeks of your interview day. You can check the status of your application on the UCAS website.
During the interview and interactive session it would be beneficial for you to be on camera.
Our advice would be to loan one from your school or a friend but if that is not possible you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a camera.