We have set up an official Facebook group for Welcome 2020. Join the group for discussions about the University of Manchester, campus life, Welcome events, halls and it is the place for you to meet future course mates, hall mates, and your new student community.

official Facebook group

Events

Visit the University of Manchester’s Welcome and Induction website to book and register for SU events during Welcome 2020.

SU Events

Please be aware

We can’t wait to welcome you to the University of Manchester. As your students’ union, we will be putting on fun, inclusive and exciting events for you to take part in and meet your fellow students.

However, each year, we see unofficial events and groups popping up asking you to part ways with your money.

We want you to know which are official as well what are unofficial and potentially fake events. Official SU events will only be announced via the SU website and it’s social media channels.

We will be working closely with the University so we can get our programme out to you directly. If you have any questions you can contact us directly.

FAQ's

Accordian left How do I/do I have to join the Students' Union? Find more...

When you enrol with the University of Manchester you automatically become a member of the Students' Union. This will give you access to all of our services, events and activities.

 
 
Accordian left How do I meet people? Find more...

There will be lots of opportunities to meet new people during your time at University. You will meet people on your programme, but there are many other great ways to find your community. We suggest you take a look at our range of societies, activities and events to find out about different groups you can join. If you have a particular interest that isn’t covered, then get in touch with us to set up your very own group.

 
 
Accordian left What is happening this year? Find more...

This year we have worked hard to offer you a safe and sociable mix of virtual and in-person Welcome events when you arrive.

 
 
Accordian left Will there be food and drink at the SU? Find more...

We will open our coffee shop Brew, our Foodhall and 532 Bar & Kitchen inside the SU building on Oxford Road. We are also opening our live music venue Manchester Academy for you to grab a drink and eat with friends. There will be an ordering system in place where you can pre-order food and drink to your table and use contactless payment methods to pay.

 
 
Accordian left Where can I find out where to go during Welcome 2020? Find more...

Any events happening either on Campus or at the Residences, entry and exit points will also be clearly marked to help you navigate our safe one-way system. You can find out all that is happening on our website and our social media.

 
 
Accordian left I have anxiety and prefer quieter events. Is there anything for me? Find more...

Yes. We have made sure there are a great mix of events for all students. We are also offering virtual events for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa.

 
 
Accordian left Where are the events? Find more...

This year there is a mix of virtual and in-person Welcome events when you arrive.

In-person events will take place at the Students' Union Building, Manchester Academy, across University campus and also at Halls of Residencies. We will be hosting trips outside in the city and surrounding areas, more information can be found on our events page.

 
 
Accordian left How do I know if it's an official Students' Union event? Find more...

All official University of Manchester events can be found here on our official website. So you know which events are being run by us before you arrive; new events are being added so check back regularly for the latest updates.

 
 
Accordian left Do any events cost money? Find more...

A small number of our events require you to purchase a ticket to secure your booking.

 
 
Accordian left I’m so excited! How do I buy a wristband? Find more...

There is no wristband to purchase this year, each event that requires a ticket is being sold seperately. Some events have a limited seating so make sure you book your space.

 
 
Accordian left Can I bring my friends? Find more...

You are able to book tickets for you and other members of your household and you will be seated together if you book as a group.

 
 
Accordian left Do I need to wear a mask to attend events? Find more...

For events which take place at Students' Union and Manchester Academy, we ask everyone to wear face coverings where possible.

 
 
Accordian left I’m not going to be on campus in September, can I still get involved? Find more...

If you’re not able to make it to campus, don’t worry! We’ll have plenty of virtual events taking place online so that you can immerse yourself in the fun, while becoming part of the tight-knit community that we’re so lucky to have at University of Manchester.

 
 
Accordian left How will clubs and societies be operating this year? Find more...

Due to government guidelines around social distancing, it is safe to say Term One is going to have a very different look and feel for our student groups this year. While restrictions are easing and more activities are starting to be permitted, many groups will not be able to conduct activities in their usual manner. As a result, you’ll see a blended mix of online and physical activity – the finer details are still being worked out and this will vary from group to group, so please get in contact with them individually and follow their social media pages for updates.

 
 
Accordian left I missed Societies Fair, will I still be able to join a club or society? Find more...

You can join a society, sports club, or media outlet all year round. We are in the process of changing our website operates and you'll soon be able to to join societies from our website. As well as in-person fairs, we are running digital societies fairs as well.

 
 
Accordian left Are events going to be safe to attend? Find more...

We are working hard to ensure all Welcome events are COVID-19 safe, with one way systems around the venue and clear signage to help you navigate the space. There will be hand sanitising stations and floor signage encouraging social distancing is maintained at all times.

We will be adhering to NHS Track and Trace guidelines and encouraging pre-booking to all events so that details can be stored securely in the event of a positive case being recorded.

 
 
 
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