Manchester Metropolitan University

Post-16 Outreach: for Schools, Sixth Form and FE Colleges

The Outreach Team provide pre-entry information and advice to support 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

Introduction to University

Year group: 12
Length: 30 - 60 minutes

The broadest workshop that we offer, perfect for complete beginners! This session will explore the benefits of Higher Education and help students begin to research the options available to them, leaving with a basic understanding of the application process and Student Finance.

Degree Apprenticeship Workshop

Year group: 12 and 13
Length: 20 – 45 minutes

Degree apprenticeships offer students the opportunity to gain significant work experience while studying for a BA/BSc Hons Degree at university. This workshop outlines the benefits of degree apprenticeships, an overview of the different apprenticeships available, a detailed breakdown of the application process and the key skills required for a successful application.

Choosing the right course and University

Year group: 12
Length: 30 - 60 minutes

A introduction to the different types of courses and universities on offer, looking at the difference between campus and city based universities and helping students make that all important decision: home or away!

Student Life in Manchester

Year group: 12 and 13
Length: 30 minutes

A welcome to Student Life at Manchester Met, straight from the student’s mouth! One of our current students will introduce your learners to sports, societies, volunteering and accommodation; whilst finding out more about life in a big, northern city!

Applying to University

Year group: 12 and 13
Length: 30 - 60 minutes

An overview of the UCAS application process with an introduction to Personal Statements. Students will be introduced to UCAS and should leave with an understanding of their next steps.

Personal Statement Workshop

Year group: 12 and 13
Length: 45 - 60 minutes

An in-depth and interactive workshop preparing students for writing their Personal Statement. Students will discuss what to include, how to structure their statement and master the ABC technique.

Study Skills, more than just a degree

Year group: 12 and 13
Length: 45 minutes

An introduction to the different learning styles and how to make the most of the revision period. Students will learn that university is about more than just a degree and be introduced to societies, study abroad and placement years.

Student Finance and Budgeting

Year group: 13 and parents/carers
Length: 30 - 60 minutes

An introduction to the Student Finance process with an optional budgeting workshop. Learners will do some real life mythbusting and have the opportunity to create their own student budget.

Interview Techniques

Year Group: 13
Length: 30 minutes

A presentation to get your learners thinking about their upcoming interview, with the aim of preparing them for a successful application process.

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 two hours and will consist of:

  • Welcome to Manchester Met talk
  • Campus tour facilitated by a Student Ambassador
  • Student Panel Q+A session

Please contact us to plan your visit. 

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.

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

Download the November Open Day slide

Manchester Met on Tour

Drop-ins

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 Post16Outreach@mmu.ac.uk.

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

Please watch this space for further information about our 2017-18 Teachers and Advisers conference which will soon be available to book. If you require any additional information, please email Post16Outreach@mmu.ac.uk

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 currently offer two sessions:

  1. Getting to grips with UCAS - This session covers how to write a good personal statement and how to write an academic reference that makes a real difference to your students applications.
  2. Money Matters - This presentation gives an overview of the funding available for students, tips or budgeting and information around how to apply for the Student Support Package.

For further information, please email Post16Outreach@mmu.ac.uk

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. Manchester Met provides a range of curriculum related activities for learners in Schools and Colleges, covering the following subject areas:

 

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Education
  • Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • 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:

  • 2017-18 Access Agreement
  • 2016-17 Access-Agreement
  • 2014-15 Access Agreement
  • 2013-14 Access Agreement

The Access Agreement covers students for the year in which they start their undergraduate course at Manchester Met.

Get in touch

For more information on how our Outreach Team can help you and your students, please contact Post16Outreach@mmu.ac.uk

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