Our interactive programme of work with primary learners aims to introduce children
to the vocabulary of higher education, allow them to meet current students and to
promote the idea that educational progression is achievable and is linked to the
world of work. Through this work we are also able to forge strong links with our
local communities by linking undergraduate and postgraduate student volunteers to
our local primary schools.
Our extensive programme of work with secondary learners aims to raise their awareness
of higher education teaching, learning and living environments, provide information
and advice on study programmes, institutions and career-opportunities and enhance
their academic, study and personal skills.
Our post-16 work provides opportunities for prospective students of higher education
to find out information about study pathways at The University of Manchester and
other research-intensive institutions. More specific information and advice is offered
on aspects such as choosing universities and courses, the application process, student
finance, entry requirements, student life and accommodation. We also encourage the
development of skills specific to studying at research-based universities.
We have a proud range of special and cultural assets belonging to The University
of Manchester which fill a significant an innovative niche in the higher education
and wider cultural sectors. They provide a place of exchange, of inspiration and
enjoyment, where the university and learners meet, to the enrichment of both. Each
of these cultural assets works very actively with schools, colleges and prospective
students of higher education through their own educational programmes developed
and led by their specialist staff, and through joint working with the University’s
Student Recruitment, Admissions and International Development Division.