Campus Life… What kind of things do students get up to on campus? What can you expect in your first week at Manchester?
Freshers’ Week… A week of social & induction activities for first year students The Freshers’ Fair… sign up for university clubs and societies The Freshers’ Ball marks the start of your university life
Then what happens? Society events… whether you’ve joined the debating society, the dance society or the cocktails society, they’ll have plenty of socials planned! Hall events… including annual balls, sports teams, quizzes, bars and clubs Course activities… depending what you study, you could be involved in field trips, theatre trips, etc. A new city… if you’re moving away to university, you can explore your new surroundings
The Students’ Union • Most students’ unions are members of the National Union of Students, giving representation on a national level • NUS 10% discount card • Join clubs and societies • Volunteering and fundraising • Student newspapers and radio stations • Part-time jobs Creative writing, choir and orchestra, dance, drama, debating, film, french, hiking, gaming, LGBT, rag, music, photographic, stop the war, juggling, theatre, linguistics, art, entrepreneurs, amnesty international, cocktail, indie…
Clubs & Societies Solem Bar & Lunar Café Gigs NUS discount card Shop fuse radio 97.6 fm Union Executive Committee Student Direct newspaper Advice and Welfare Manchester RAG Campaigns = The Students’ Union; the hub of student life on campus!
University Study A really big part of being a student is the course you are studying… obviously!
Lectures… seminars… tutorials…workshops…laboratory work… fieldwork… group work…online study… …Self Study!! Higher Education requires self discipline and independence
How does it work? • Assessment • Coursework • Essays, presentations, • laboratory work, tests • Exams • ‘Seen’ exams, open/closed • book, performance • Timetabling • Contact time between 6 and 30 hours per week • Personal study accounts for a large proportion of time
University Sport There is plenty of opportunity to get fit and active while you are at university as well!
University Sport… rugby, cycling, hockey, fencing, lacrosse, judo, golf, tennis, football, netball, korfball, mountaineering, riding, sub aqua, trampolining, cricket, karate, swimming, ten pin bowling, volleyball, squash, badminton, skiing, water polo, athletics, boating, basketball, sailing, canoeing, handball, jui jitsu, speleology • All universities have some sport, depending on size and facilities • At Manchester we have over 30 official sports clubs in the BUSA league • Top class facilities • Campus Sport programme • Teams regularly play against other universities • Heavily subsidised by Universities
BUSA rugby union campus sport football Pilates class The Armitage Centre Gym Mixed Hall Hockey Aerobics Class The Aquatics Centre
Manchester Sport • MUFC – Old Trafford • MCFC – City of Manchester Stadium • Manchester Phoenix Ice Hockey • Sale Sharks RFC • The Aquatics Centre • Armitage Centre and Sugden Centre • UEFA cup final 2008 • World Swimming Championships 2008 • Track cycling World Championships 200 • Paralympic World Cup 2008 • Great Manchester 10K Run • Ricky Hatton fight at City of Manchester stadium
University Accommodation Where am I going to live? Who am I going to live with? How much will it cost?
Halls of residence • Is accommodation guaranteed for first year students? • Halls are often the centre of student life at university- especially for first years students • What about accommodation in subsequent years?
What’s hall life like? Are all halls the same?
Fallowfield Campus Fallowfield Campus consists of over ten halls of residence & also offers private student housing The Armitage Sports Centre Student Community Bars & Restaurants Computer Clusters Part of the busiest bus route in Europe Supermarkets & Post Office Platt Fields Park
What else can I get up to? The list is endless… here are just a few
Imperial War Museum North URBIS Manchester Art Gallery The Contact Theatre Exchange Square Whitworth Art Gallery Trafford Centre Royal Exchange Theatre
China Town Chorlton and Didsbury Manchester Academy (1,2,and 3) Exchange Square The Printworks (and the IMAX) Deansgate Locks Canal Street Rusholme (the curry mile)
UMASS is for anyone who is studying in a sixth form, school or college and are considering going to university • Unique insight into university life • Members can choose the events and activities they take part in • Member benefits • Access to the UMASS website • Monthly e-newsletters • University study skills workshops • UCAS application support • Subject taster days www.manchester.ac.uk/umass