Welcome events

Ask Me

09:00 15 - 17:00 19 September 2014

Wherever you see an Ask Me sign you will find a friendly ambassador willing to help. There are designated Ask Me desks in University Place (37), the Students’ Union foyer (68) and the…

Campus Tours

11:00 11 - 15:00 19 September 2014

Daily from Thursday 11 to Friday 19 September Make sure you don’t get lost in your first weeks! Get familiar with Manchester’s huge campus and find out how to get from A to B, as well…

City Bus Tours

11 - 19 September 2014

The bus will depart from Brunswick Street bus stop (100). Tours will run on Thursday 11, Saturday 13, Sunday 14, Monday 15, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 September. They will depart each…

Conversation Corner

17:00 15 - 19:00 19 September 2014

A drop in area for student liberation groups to meet: Monday is for Women, Tuesday is for LGBT, Wednesday is for Black and Minority Ethnic, Thursday is for Postgraduates and Friday is for students with disabilities.

Film At Five

17:00 11 - 20:00 19 September 2014

We’ll be screening a different film each night throughout the whole of Orientation and Welcome Week, so if you’re stuck for something to do why not bring your popcorn along to the Students’…

International Society BBQ

16:00 14 - 17:30 21 September 2014

We love a good BBQ so come and join us at the International Society where there will be food, soft drinks and live music. Tickets cost £6.00 each and are available from the International…

John Rylands Library Tour

11:00 13 - 14:00 19 September 2014

Part of The University of Manchester, the stunning neo-gothic John Rylands Library is not to be missed. This treasure on Deansgate is host to one of the world’s finest collections of…

Manchester Museum Tour

11:00 13 - 14:00 19 September 2014

Experts from the Visitors Services team will show you around the fascinating Manchester Museum, which is part of the University. Meet our in-house Tyrannosaurus Rex, “Stan”, and marvel…

Students' Union BBQ

12:00 15 - 16:00 19 September 2014

Daily specials, great deals and resident DJs to keep you entertained.

Teatime at the International Soceity

17:30 13 - 18:30 20 September 2014

There will be free tea and biscuits at the International Society every evening during Welcome. It’s a great opportunity to find out what the International Society has to offer and how…

Zombie Take Over

19:00 15 - 03:00 16 September 2014

This event is currently sold out. More tickets may be available nearer the time - check here for updates: https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/events/zombie-take-over/buy_ticket. You…

Professor Shami Chakrabarti CBE: Protecting Civil Liberties, Promoting Human Rights

18:00 - 19:00 16 September 2014

You must book a ticket for this event. Tickets are free and available here: https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/events/protecting-civil-liberties-promoting-human-rights-distinguished-lecture-professo…

Sports Fair

10:00 16 - 16:00 17 September 2014

If you can’t wait to get your kit on then head over to the Sports Fair to find out how you can play for one of the many sports teams. With more than 40 clubs, ranging from athletics…

Start of Year Fair

10:00 16 - 16:00 17 September 2014

There is plenty of help and support on offer during your studies – it’s just knowing where to find it. Come along and see how you can make the most of Manchester, with plenty of advice…

Student Fair

10:00 16 - 16:30 17 September 2014

With over 300 societies on campus ranging from Knitsoc and Chess, to Dodgeball and Bhangra, there’s something for everyone at the Students’ Union. Head down to the biggest fair on campus…

Union Bar Early Doors Quiz

18:00 - 19:30 16 September 2014

Pit your wits against your fellow students at the Union Bar Early Doors Quiz, with a chance to win a £50 bar tab!

Away from Home

18:30 - 19:45 17 September 2014

You must book a ticket for this event. Tickets are free and available here: https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/events/away-from-home/buy_ticket. Winner of ‘Best New Play’ and ‘Best…

Why Not Wednesday- UV Welcome Party

23:00 17 - 03:30 18 September 2014

Manchester’s biggest and best Wednesday student night. Whether you’re in Halls, part of a society or sports team or just want to have a great fun-filled night, we do it bigger and better…

Why Not Wednesdays- Bouncy Castle Disco

23:00 17 - 03:00 18 September 2014

Warm up for the Society Social from midday with food and drink offers in the Union Bar.

Let’s Talk: International Friendships

10:00 18 - 12:00 19 September 2014

Come along and join our workshop designed to help you form international friendships. We will give you hints and tips for conversation starters so that you feel confident to approach…

Outdoor Food Market

10:00 18 - 16:00 19 September 2014

Pick up a tasty treat or two at the Students’ Union outdoor food market. Sample fresh, locally sourced produce from some of Manchester’s best suppliers including butchers, bakers, greengrocers and cheesemongers.

Professor Phil Manning: Hunting Dinosaurs in the 21st Century

18:30 - 19:30 18 September 2014

You must book a ticket for this event. Tickets are free and available here: https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/events/hunting-dinosaurs-in-the-21st-century-distinguished-lecture-professor-phil-manning/buy_ticket.…

Union Bar Weekend Warm Up

20:00 18 - 03:00 19 September 2014

Warm up for the weekend and watch the finest student talent in the city. Expect live music, stand up comedy, student DJs and more.

Culture Crawl

17:45 - 19:00 19 September 2014

You must purchase tickets for this event. Tickets are free and available here: https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/events/culture-crawl/buy_ticket. Join us for a guided tour of Manchester’s…

Thank Union Bar it's Friday

20:00 19 - 03:00 20 September 2014

Celebrate the weekend in style with food and drink offers and a party vibe until late.

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