Manchester Metropolitan University

Post-16 for Schools, Sixth Form and FE Colleges

The Education Liaison team provide pre-entry information and advice support to students, teachers, HE advisers and parents/carers. We offer a wide range of activities to inform students about applying to university and studying at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The activities we offer:

Talks and workshops

Year 12 and 13 students

We visit schools and colleges delivering presentations and workshops to students and parents on a range of HE topics. Our talks are aimed at students who are considering Higher Education and to help them make informed choices about their next steps.

We deliver presentations to a range of audiences on:

  • How to apply to university
  • Writing a good personal statement
  • Student Finance and budgeting
  • Preparing for HE
  • Student life
  • Interview techniques

Adult learners

We offer pre-entry activities on and off campus for mature learners and those who are returning to education.

Our Mature Students workshops cover the following topics:

  • Is university for me?
  • Getting to grips with UCAS
  • What is a personal statement?
  • Student finance facts and figures

For further information, or to book a talk/workshop email

Visiting Manchester Met

University visits

Our University Visits provide you and your students an opportunity to get an introduction to student life at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Our programme will normally last approximately one and a half hours and will consist of:

  • Welcome to MMU talk
  • Campus tour facilitated by a Student Ambassador
  • Student Panel · Q&A session with current students

University Visits can be planned throughout the academic year, please contact us before you plan your visit so we can check our availability and to ensure we can accommodate you.

Open days

Open days are a great way for your students to find out what to expect when they move on to Higher Education. We put together an extensive programme of talks, tours and activities for visitors so they can find out more about our courses and collect information about applying to university. They also have the chance to meet tutors and a current student to hear what it is really like to move on to university.

Our Open Days normally take place in the Summer and Autumn Term; you can check the dates and make a group booking.

Manchester Met on Tour


We host information drop-ins where students can get one-to-one advice on a range of topics including how to choose your university course, preparing your university application and writing personal statements.

Hosting a HE Event at your School or college?

We can host an Manchester Met information stand at your Careers Convention or HE Fair taking place at your School or college. Students and parents can find out more about our courses, student life and applying to university. Students can order a copy of our prospectus and receive advice about entry requirements and student finance.

If you are hosting a HE event and would like to invite us, email your invitation to

UCAS Conventions

Each year, Manchester Metropolitan University representatives travel the UK attending national UCAS conventions. You can bring your students along to meet us and find out more about our courses.

See our Events calendar to see if we are coming to a venue near you!

You can also follow us on Tour on Facebook and Twitter.

Teachers and Advisers

Supporting Future Choices: 
Teachers and Advisers Conference 2016

Our 2016 Teachers and Advisers Conference was held in May, however we will be hosting further conference's in the future. Please watch this space for information about future events. If you require any additional information please email

Continuous Professional Development

Teachers and HE advisers play a key part in supporting students on their journey to Higher Education. Our Teachers and Adviser sessions are designed to allow you to enhance your professional skills, develop and update your knowledge on supporting students applying to university.

We offer two sessions:

Getting to grips with UCAS

The presentation aims to give an overview of the personal statement and reference sections of the UCAS application and how these are used to support decision making. These sessions are for all staff who offer support to students applying to university.

Our sessions cover:

  • How to write a good personal statement
  • Appreciate what admissions tutors are looking for
  • How to write an academic reference that makes a real difference for your students applications

Money Matters

The presentation gives an overview of the student support package and how you can help your students prepare for managing their money at university.

Our sessions cover:

  • Funding your studies - what financial support is available?
  • When and how to apply for the student support package?
  • The costs of studying and tips on budgeting

For further information email

Curriculum Events

Subject Talks

We can arrange subject specific talks, delivered by our lecturers and current students. These talks are designed for groups of Year 12 and 13 students with a specific subject interest. MMU provide a range of curriculum related activities for learners in Schools and Colleges, covering the following subject areas:

  • Business and Law
  • Cheshire
  • Education
  • Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • Hollings
  • Humanities, Languages and Social Science
  • Manchester School of Art
  • Science and Engineering

Access Agreement

We are committed to fair access and to supporting those from disadvantaged backgrounds progress to and succeed at university, and the above activity is delivered as part of that commitment.

The University's access agreement submitted to the Office of Fair Access (OFFA) outlines the outreach work we will continue to deliver for underrepresented groups and the financial support we will offer to students who progress to Manchester Met, as well as retention and employability interventions for target students.

This agreement is reviewed on an Annual basis and the most recent versions can be downloaded below:

Students are covered by the Access Agreement for the year in which they start their undergraduate course at Manchester Met.

Get in touch

For more information on how our Education Liaison Team can help you and your students, please contact

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