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10 things you need to know about your next year at Manchester

We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to campus soon. Are you coming to Manchester this semester? Here are ten key things you should know about your next year at Manchester.

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1. Changes on campus, to help keep us all safe

We’ve installed clear entry and exit points, hand sanitizing stations and social distancing markings across campus. You’ll get 2 freewashable face coverings and detailed safety guidance at the start of semester.

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2. As much face-to-face teaching as is safe

All lectures will be online in semester one. Seminars, tutorials, practicals and lab work will be face-to-face, in small, socially distanced groups.

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3. We've got you covered if you can't come to campus

Whether you’re shielding, isolating or unable to travel, you’ll be able to access small group teaching online (as well as lectures).

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4. We've developed a new hybrid teaching model

We’ve listened to your views. Our experts have spent all summer planning and adapting their teaching to our new hybrid teaching model.

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5. Most January assessments will be online

Most January 2021 assessments will take place online, even if restrictions are relaxed by then.

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6. Coming to university might feel strange - that's totally normal

It’s ok to feel nervous. To help you adjust, our support services are open and accessible remotely. Visit support. manchester.ac.uk.

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7. You'll have access to better technology

We’ve sped up our IT Modernisation Programme to give you the right tools – from Microsoft Teams to a new version of Blackboard, plus a multimillion-pound commitment to significantly upgrade My Manchester.

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8. It won't be all work and no play

Manchester's thriving nightlife is beginning to get back to a ‘new normal’. Our new Welcome Back week will make sure you hear about opportunities on campus – from clubs and societies to sport.

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9. Consider the best way to travel to and from campus

Public transport will be socially distanced so make sure you allow more time. Or could you walk or cycle instead?

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10. It's not too late to find somewhere to live

We still have places in University Halls of Residence – and we’ve made our contracts more flexible than ever. Or speak to Manchester Student Homes to find a University approved private property.