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 take place in September and January with activities for all new international students, including essential information about living and studying here; there are useful information sessions and social activities to help you make new friends.

The September Welcome event date is to be confirmed.


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 December with more information.  

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 outside of the January Welcome dates, 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.  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