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…

Away from Home

18:30 - 19:45 17 September 2014

Please note this event is now sold out. For other events you might be interested in, please see: http://events.manchester.ac.uk/calendar/tag:ser-welcomeweek/ Winner of ‘Best New Play’…

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…

Communities in Communication

17 July - 21 December 2014

The Middle Ages are commonly seen as a time of widespread ignorance and prejudice, but diversity and multiculturalism are not modern inventions. Perhaps surprisingly, examples can be…

Conservation Studio Tour

11:30 - 12:30 17 September 2014

A special opportunity to see our conservation team at work and find out how they care for our collection. Places are very limited.

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.

Echo and Narcissus

11 August 2014 - 9 January 2015

Each of the mirrors in this body of work is dedicated to a literary heroine, provoking reflections of the feminine on several, potentially fragmented, levels. The statements etched…

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’…

Giving it Wigan: Norman Nicholson at 100

25 July - 14 December 2014

In celebration of writer Norman Nicholson’s centenary, this display draws on the Library’s extensive archive to tell stories of his life and work. Born in Cumbria, Nicholson drew inspiration…

Guided Visit

13:30 - 15:30 17 September 2014

If you are unable to come to one of our University open days, you can join us for a guided visit of the campus on a Wednesday afternoon. Guided visits include a presentation on the…

Imprinting the Imagination: Northern Renaissance Prints from the Holtorp Collection

8 May - 26 October 2014

Imprinting the Imagination delves into the world of the sixteenth-century printed image. This small but captivating show, including works by artists such as Hans Burgkmair, Albrecht…

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…

Introductory Tour

15:00 - 15:30 17 September 2014

Your chance to learn about this fascinating building and some of its history. Just turn up! Please note that we cannot accept large groups on this tour. If your group would like a…

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…

MAP Guidance Interviews

17 September 2014

The Manchester Access Programme (MAP) is a structured scheme for local post-16 students who meet specific academic and background criteria. The aim of the programme is to support entry…

Migrants in Manchester: An exhibition

18 August - 17 September 2014

Undocumented migrants in the UK are currently the subject of tough government rhetoric and abrasive action, accompanied by a pernicious media debate. Faced by an ongoing and aggressive…

Research Matters: Critical Pedagogies research showcase - Implications of 'funds of knowledge' for pedagogy

12:00 - 14:00 17 September 2014

This seminar will provide a showcase for recent, current and future research in the Critical Pedagogies thematic programme of research at MIE.

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…

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…

Wednesday Warm Up

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.

Whitworth Art Gallery closure for major development work

2 September 2013 - 14 February 2015

The Whitworth reopens Spring 2015. The gallery has now closed in order to carry out major development work, transforming the Gallery into a new 21st century Gallery in the Park, extending…

Whitworth Park: Pleasure, Play and Politics

24 May - 5 October 2014

This exhibition examines and explores how the role of Manchester’s Whitworth Park has changed over time. The displays are the result of a local archaeology project and the myriad of…

Whitworth: Past, Present & Future tour - First Saturday of the month

14:00 7 June - 14:00 4 October 2014

On Saturdays: 6 September & 4 October, 2 – 3pm *Tours start at The Anchor, 508 Moss Lane East. • Which historic areas of the building are being restored to their former Edwardian…

Whitworth: Past, Present & Future tour - First Thursday of the month

12:15 5 June - 13:00 2 October 2014

On Thursdays: 4 September & 2 October, 12.15 – 1pm *Tours start at The Anchor, 508 Moss Lane East. • Which historic areas of the building are being restored to their former Edwardian…

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…