Welcome events

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…

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’…

Supermarket Trips

12:00 11 - 17:00 13 September 2014

Not got everything you need for your new room? Need to stock up on food to get you through your first few weeks? Fear not. We’re running free buses to a nearby supermarket to give you…

World Quiz

19:00 - 22:00 11 September 2014

Test your general knowledge with our fun quiz. From geography and world politics, to history and popular culture, this quiz will put your brain cells to the test. Grab a drink, join…

Speed Meeting and Mingle

19:00 12 - 02:00 13 September 2014

The quick and easy way to make friends! If you would like to chat and get to know other students who have just arrived in Manchester, why not come along to our Speed Meeting and Mingle…

A Walk in the Park at Whitworth Art Gallery

10:30 13 - 14:00 14 September 2014

The University’s Whitworth Art Gallery will reopen its doors on Saturday 25 October 2014 following a £15 million redevelopment project, that will transform the 125 year old Whitworth…

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…


08:45 - 10:00 13 September 2014

Join the sports department for a brisk 5km run, jog or stroll around one of Manchester’s local parks. Remember to wear your trainers or running shoes and if you want to record your…

Students with Families Session

14:00 - 15:30 13 September 2014

A great opportunity to meet other students and their families in the comfortable surroundings of the International Society. You can also hear about what facilities and support the International…

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…

Union Bar Welcome Party

21:00 13 - 03:00 14 September 2014

With free entry and DJs until 3am, the Welcome Party is the perfect place to relax, unwind and socialise with your friends, new or old.

A Night at the Museum

19:00 - 22:00 14 September 2014

An opportunity to meet fellow postgraduate students for an evening of music, culture and dinosaurs, in the impressive surroundings of the Manchester Museum (44). You may only be here…

Faiths and National Societies Fair

14:00 - 18:00 14 September 2014

Meet representatives from the Students’ Union’s national and faith societies and find out how you can get involved. Joining a society is a fantastic way to try out new experiences,…

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…

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.

Students' Union BBQ

12:00 15 - 16:00 19 September 2014

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

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!

Wednesday Warm Up

12:00 17 - 03:00 18 September 2014

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

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…

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.

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