You will need to register online for the open day. Although the university won’t be registering people on the day, doing it online will ensure that you receive an open day programme and other important information so that you can plan your day carefully. Try and use public transport if you can as parking on or near the campus is very limited.
The medicine department will hold two 90 minute talks on the day and these talks will cover all the little details of the MB ChB course and the application process for it. There are enough places for one student and one parent in the medicine talks and there will be separate sessions for students and parents as they will have different questions that need answering.
Other sessions available include general information discussions on living in Manchester, studying at the university and the most important one of all – student finance. All sessions get incredibly busy so arrive early to ensure that you get a place. The Student Experience Exhibition will give you the chance to grab some information on the University of Manchester’s student services such as careers, accommodation, finance and studying abroad.
Manchester is one of the bigger universities so tagging onto a campus tour is a good idea. On the open day, the tour will be of the South Campus. Unfortunately, there are no accommodation tours but there will be an Open House Event on Sunday 17th March from 10-4. This event will allow you to see all of the accommodation that is available and provides a free shuttle bus to take you between the residences. Alternatively, the University of Manchester holds tours of some of the halls of residence every Wednesday morning between November and March. You will be able to walk around the largest site, the Fallowfield Campus, and see an example of a student room. You will need to book online as the tour groups have to be kept relatively small.
Attend a guided visit of the campus instead. These take place on Wednesday afternoons between 1.30 and 3.30 and start at the Visitors Centre. You can reserve a place online as they can become busy due to the visit including a university presentation, a Q&A session with current students and a tour of the campus.
Most of Manchester’s academic schools (including the School of Medicine) have visit days for applicants or offer holders so if you haven’t been able to get to an open day, you will have the opportunity to see all of your teaching facilities and the places where you will be spending most of your time by attending one of these days.