Arriving in the UK

To make sure your arrival in the UK goes as smoothly as possible it is a good idea to learn as much as possible about what to expect.

Welcome to Manchester Metropolitan University

This may be the first time you have lived away from your home and family and we understand that the thought of spending time in a different country can be a little overwhelming. Each year we organise a number of welcome events to help you settle in to our University and make new friends.  In the mean-time, why not start preparing for university study in the UK by familiarising yourself with UK culture and higher education through an online course developed by the British Council.

International Welcome

Our International Welcome events are taking place between the 12th to 14th September and will end with the Welcome Sunday activities for all students on the 15th of September 2019. 

The event will take place in the Geoffrey Manton Building. It will provide you with essential information about living and studying here; there are useful information sessions and social activities to help you make new friends.

For other welcome events, please click here.

Thursday 12th September

 

Enrolment

Venue

Time

Description of the event on the program

Pre-Enrolment

LT[1] 3-7

9:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00

Your first step to registration with the University. Remember to check your ‘Boarding Pass’ to find out which lecture theatre to go to for your session.

MyMMU app

Presentation in main atrium

9:00-17:00

Lookup and refer to the presentation about the MY MMU App. It provides helpful hints on how to access your timetable and register your attendance.

EU Nationals applying for pre-settled status in the UK

LT 1

12:30

Information session for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens about applying to the EU Settlement Scheme and continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

Chill-out zone

Main atrium

9:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00

Rest up and meet new and current students to chat and chill.

MMU sport

Main atrium

9:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00

Come and play table tennis, giant Jenga or simply show off your FIFA gaming skills.

Chaplaincy welcome

Meeting point at entrance and go for a free lunch

11:00-13:00

An opportunity to socialise and relax just a 5 minute walk from the University. Enjoy refreshments in Milk & Honey, and explore the activities and facilities at St Peter’s House.

Meet the International society

Main atrium

9:00-12:30 and 13:30-17:00

Learn all about the trips, classes, social activities and events that you can take part in. All Manchester Met students get free membership to the Society!

Quiz night

Student union

17:00-20:00

Test your general knowledge in our fun quiz or just come and make some new friends! The bar will also be open for you to buy food and drinks.



[1]LT stands for Lecture Theatre

Friday 13th September

Activity

Venue

Time

Description of the event on the program

Pre-Enrolment

LT 3-4

9:00-17:00

Your first step to registration with the University. Remember to check your ‘Boarding Pass’ to find out which lecture theatre to go to for your session.

EU Nationals applying for pre-settled status in the UK

LT 1

9:30 and 12:00

Information session for EU, EEA or Swiss citizens about applying to the EU Settlement Scheme and continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

MyMMU app

Presentation in main atrium

9:00-17:00

Lookup and refer to the presentation about the MY MMU App. It provides helpful hints on how to access your timetable and register your attendance.

Campus tours

Meeting point at entrance

12:00 and 14:30

Join student ambassadors to explore Manchester Met, become familiar with the campus visiting key buildings.

International student safety

LT 6

10:00 and 11:00

Greater Manchester Police welcome you and give advice on staying safe during your studies.

Coaching for Academic English

LT 5

13:00 and 14:00

Language Centre staff will be available to answer queries and give you information regarding the language courses available during your study.

Money in the UK -top tips opening an account

LT 7

10:00 and 13:00

Learn about UK banking terminology and technology and get information about how to pay your fees.

My experience adapting to life overseas

LT 6

13:00 and 15:00

Culture shock from moving to a new country.

Study skills: Things you want to know, but never asked!!

LT 7

11:00 and 14:00

There are known knowns…things we know we know…there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know…..Confused??!! We will take you through the UNKNOWNS of study at Manchester Metropolitan University and make sure they become your KNOWNS!

Welcome to fair

Main atrium (fair)

9:50

Your chance to meet representatives from services around the University and visiting organisations. You will also be able to register with doctors, join a society and meet other new students.

This is Your Manchester: International Welcome Party

Hatch

17:00-21:00

Welcome party and prize giving.

Saturday 14th September

Activity

Venue

Time

Description of the event on the program

*Movie: L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE

Oxford 70, room LB01

5pm

Through cosmopolitan adventures and comic tribulations, a young exchange student finds his own unexpected place in a mixed-up, multi-cultural, modern world.

Sunday 15th September

Activity

Venue

Time

Description of the event on the program

Welcome Sunday

Manchester Met Campus

12:00-17:00

Enjoy an afternoon of making new connections with fellow students while enjoying activities, sampling free food and visiting the Ormond Street Marketplace. Learn a bit about Manchester at the Twenty-minute Talks and pick up cooking tips at the MetMUnch Food Theatre. You’ll also be able to collect your student ID card if you have completed online enrolment and uploaded your photo. It all happens at the Business School and around All Saints Park.

Pre-Enrolment

As you join the University you are required to complete pre-enrolment before you can enrol online. Pre-enrolment is where we scan originals of your passport, immigration permission (visa) and the qualifications that helped you get an offer for your course (these would normally be the certificates/transcripts listed on your CAS). 

Pre-enrolment is incorporated into the International Welcome Programme.  You will receive a Boarding Pass by email in September informing you where to go.  

Here are some tips on what to do before and after you have completed pre-enrolment

Before Pre-enrolment

  • To make sure your arrival at Manchester Met goes as smoothly as possible we run a free airport pick-up scheme. All new international students arriving to begin their studies at Manchester Met are eligible to book

During Pre-enrolment

Please bring the following documents to your pre-enrolment session:

  • Passport
  • Immigration document (Travel Visa and/or Biometric Residence Permit)
  • Certificate of Acceptance of Studies (CAS)
  • Original School or Degree certificate
  • Proof of English Language proficiency 

If you arrive after 16 September 2019, you can pre-enrol at the Business School Student Hub

After Pre-enrolment

  • Complete your online enrolment Allow 24 hours after completing pre-enrolment and then enrol online.  You need your students ID number and password (ddMmmyy e.g. 13Jan99)  
  • Visit the Welcome page See your personalised Welcome page includes information about your course, course leader details, induction timetable and useful tips. 
  • Collect your student ID card at the Welcome Sunday.  You will need your ID card to access university facilities like the Library, printer usage and pc labs. 
  • Attend scheduled activities Log in with your student ID and password at MYMMU to access your timetable, email, Attendance Monitoring App, Moodle and other useful tips.  
  • Visit the Events Calendar to find out more about the range of activities and events planned for the first few weeks of term
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