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Working with us

Activities for schools

We work closely with local schools and colleges, widening participation in higher education and running projects that help a diverse student body to flourish.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Pre-16 activities

The widening participation team offers a range of activities to learners in Year 4 through to year 11. All our activities aim to raise learner aspirations and awareness of higher education choices for the future.

Visit the Widening Participation Website

Sixth Form and FE Colleges

Post-16 activities

The Educational Liaison Team and Recruitment and Admissions offer pre-entry activities for students, parents and carers, teachers and HE advisors, designed to inform and raise awareness of HE.  

Visit the Education Liaison Website

Collaborative Partnerships Office

Supporting strategic partnerships

The Collaborative Partnerships Office supports the development and maintenance of the University’s strategic partnerships with other education providers and employers nationally and internationally.

Visit the Collaborative Partnerships Website

Manchester Children's Book Festival

Inspiring creativity and fuelling ambition in the next generation

An annual programme of events and activities for children, families - and anyone who's ever loved books. Directed by Poet Laureate Dame Carol Ann Duffy and featuring free and ticketed events with authors, illustrators and performers in cultural venues and schools across the city and region. 

Visit the Manchester Children's Book Festival Website