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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The University of Manchester arch on Whitworth Building

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. The decision has been made to deliver the interview section of our visit days virtually, which allows us to give all applicants the opportunity to meet the Department. 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. We will also be running some on-campus events for successful applicants, to allow offer-holders to experience our facilities and experience student life in Manchester.

Before the visit day

Confirm with us whether you are attending the visit day. 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

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.

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. They are a great opportunity to find out more about the Department, and see what Manchester has to offer.

On the day of your interview, you will be given an overview of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a brief introduction to The University of Manchester.

This will be followed by a one-on-one interview with an Academic member of the Department, in your chosen subject area. There will be the opportunity for you to ask any questions about the course, and meet with current students.

If you are successful in receiving an offer from us, we will inform you within two weeks of the interview. You will then be invited to join us on-campus, and explore our labs and facilities, in a dedicated event for offer-holders.

Additional sessions

You will also be invited via email to attend a range of other events, including an in-person offer holder day to get a taste of our department and our campus.. This will include talks from academics, tours of campus and the facilities you will be using, as well as the chance to talk with staff and students about any aspect of student life at Manchester. If you meet our WP flag criteria, we will be able to offer you a reimbursement of your travel costs to Manchester. We will contact all eligible offer holders to book travel in advance of the offer holder day.

Parents and carers

Parents and carers are welcome to attend the virtual visit days and any additional sessions we may run.

We will also be hosting dedicated sessions for parents / carers and supporters. 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. We will send further information about this to successful applicants.

The dedicated sessions will take place on Thursday 27 January between 17:00-18:30.

Frequently asked questions

What should I do if I can’t attend on the interview day I have been given?

Please indicate 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.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code for our visit days. We will be assessing only your interest and motivation.

Who can I bring with me?

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.

Can I attend for just the interview?

We feel it is very important that you attend for the whole event. You will receive important information in the introductory talk and you will spend much of the session 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.

When do I find out if I am to be offered a place?

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.

Do I need to be on camera?

We ask that you keep your microphone off during the presentations but switch on your microphone and camera for the interview and interactive activities, to engage fully with the sessions.

What if I don't have a 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.