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Alliance Manchester Business School COVID-19 Information

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Please read the information below, check the Self Isolation Support pages or direct any questions related to self-isolation to our dedicated team via email.

Self isolation support

We understand that you may have questions if you or fellow students need to self-isolate. We have compiled advice on our Self Isolation Support pages and will update this in line with national and local guidance.

The page gives information on how self-isolating students can be supported to obtain essential provisions such as food, medicines and laundry facilities. It also details help and support for personal wellbeing and mental health, including financial support.  

Any questions about student self-isolation can be directed to our dedicated team via email

Access to the Alliance MBS building

The Alliance MBS building and Café 65 are open and accessible to AMBS staff and students, in line with the UK government's advice.

Advice about our programmes

If you are a current undergraduate or masters student please check our frequently asked questions which are updated regularly. You will also receive regular updates from your programme team, please continue to check your University email account and Blackboard for updates. 

If you have any additional questions, you can contact us:

What to expect from your teaching

You may have read that the University of Manchester will permanently move all lectures online – this is not the case.

At Manchester our aim is to give you as much flexibility as possible with your studies, as government restrictions continue to be lifted.

If no social distancing is in place when you join us in September, the majority of your face to face (F2F) teaching and learning will go ahead from Semester 1.

This means that your teaching will be predominantly F2F and on campus if guidelines allow.

For those of you unable to be in Manchester because of ongoing Covid travel restrictions, in Semester 1 online provision will be available too.

You will have received a survey asking you to let us know whether you intend to travel to Manchester in September. If you haven’t yet completed it, you can do so here.

We also want to continue to evolve our teaching to make sure you have the best possible learning experience with us.

This means that some of the online teaching and learning innovations we have developed over the last year may be embedded into your programme, in order to, for example, facilitate discussion or consolidate core concepts.

This will free up time for richer in person interaction with your class and tutors, including lectures, workshops, tutorials and discussion sessions.

One-to-one meetings with your tutors will also be offered in person.

If social distancing restrictions returns in Semester 1, we will need to adapt accordingly. As you might expect this is likely to mean some temporary online provision until the restrictions are lifted.

We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester in September and your Programme Support Teams will be in touch before then with more information.

In the meantime, if you have any questions please do get in touch with our undergraduate team or our masters team.

Support on offer

New home undergraduate students

Preparing for your arrival

We outline some key things that we need you to do before September and to update you on health and safety information. Below you can read details of how you can begin your time at university safely, however you choose to study.

To get a taste of life in Manchester before you arrive, take a look at the Our Manchester website.

Please confirm your plans for study in Semester One

We need to know whether you intend to join us on campus for Semester One or study remotely so that we can develop your personalised timetable and plan for your student experience.

Click here to complete the survey and inform us of how you intend to study. You must do this by 1st September at the latest. If you do not confirm your choice we will assume you will be joining us on campus and will plan your timetable on that basis.

If you have already completed the survey and your intentions haven't changed, there is no need to complete the survey again.

We encourage you to join us on campus if you can. If you have previously completed the survey to say that you plan to study remotely but now wish to change your mind, you need to complete the survey again.

We realise that studying on campus may not be possible in all cases. If you are studying remotely, we will do everything we can to give you the best possible study experience.

Covid vaccinations and your safety

We encourage you to be fully vaccinated before arriving in Manchester. However, if you are not able or do not wish to be vaccinated it is not mandatory.

If you are not able to be vaccinated before your arrival, we will provide support for you to receive a full course of vaccinations, or any boosters, as required.

We are preparing for some ‘walk-in’ vaccination points on campus. We strongly recommend that you register with a GP surgery in advance. You can do this as soon as you have your Manchester term-time address. Find GP registration information here.

We have put in place a number of measures to ensure our campus continues to be safe for all students and staff. All activity on campus will be subject to risk assessment to ensure it is Covid safe. Our students and staff will be encouraged to test themselves twice a week (with lateral flow antigen tests, which we will provide) and to wear face coverings whilst moving about indoors. We will maintain social distancing measures where this does not restrict activity. Find information on our health measures here.

Welcome and Induction

Information about the University’s Welcome and Induction activities can be found here. Our programme has been designed with both online and on-campus elements, and you can book sessions from 6 September.

We hope you find this information helpful and you are looking forward to beginning your university experience. If you have any questions please contact the Alliance MBS Undergraduate Admissions Team.

New home PGT students

Preparing for your arrival

We outline some key things that we need you to do before September and to update you on health and safety information. Below you can read details of how you can begin your time at university safely, however you choose to study.

To get a taste of life in Manchester before you arrive, take a look at the Our Manchester website.

Please confirm your plans for study in Semester One

We need to know whether you intend to join us on campus for Semester One or study remotely so that we can develop your personalised timetable and plan for your student experience.

Click here to complete the survey and inform us of how you intend to study. You must do this by 1st September at the latest. If you do not confirm your choice we will assume you will be joining us on campus and will plan your timetable on that basis.

If you have already completed the survey and your intentions haven't changed, there is no need to complete the survey again.

We encourage you to join us on campus if you can. If you have previously completed the survey to say that you plan to study remotely but now wish to change your mind, you need to complete the survey again.

We realise that studying on campus may not be possible in all cases. If you are studying remotely, we will do everything we can to give you the best possible study experience.

Covid vaccinations and your safety

We encourage you to be fully vaccinated before arriving in Manchester. However, if you are not able or do not wish to be vaccinated it is not mandatory.

If you are not able to be vaccinated before your arrival, we will provide support for you to receive a full course of vaccinations, or any boosters, as required.

We are preparing for some ‘walk-in’ vaccination points on campus. We strongly recommend that you register with a GP surgery in advance. You can do this as soon as you have your Manchester term-time address. Find GP registration information here.

We have put in place a number of measures to ensure our campus continues to be safe for all students and staff. All activity on campus will be subject to risk assessment to ensure it is Covid safe. Our students and staff will be encouraged to test themselves twice a week (with lateral flow antigen tests, which we will provide) and to wear face coverings whilst moving about indoors. We will maintain social distancing measures where this does not restrict activity. Find information on our health measures here.

Welcome and Induction

Information about the University’s Welcome and Induction activities can be found here. Our programme has been designed with both online and on-campus elements, and you can book sessions from 6 September.

We hope you find this information helpful and you are looking forward to beginning your university experience. If you have any questions please contact the Alliance MBS Postgraduate Admissions Team.

New international undergraduate students

Preparing for your arrival

We are writing to update on our plans to support you as you travel to the UK and to outline some key things that we need you to do before September. We realise that international travel remains complex and your wellbeing and safety is our priority. Below you can read details of how you can begin your time at university safely, however you choose to study.

To get a taste of life in Manchester before you arrive, take a look at the Our Manchester website.

Please confirm your plans for study in Semester One

We need to know whether you intend to join us on campus for Semester One or study remotely so that we can develop your personalised timetable and plan for your student experience.

Click here to complete the survey and inform us of how you intend to study. You must do this by 1st September at the latest. If you do not confirm your choice we will assume you will be joining us on campus and will plan your timetable on that basis.

If you have already completed the survey and your intentions haven't changed, there is no need to complete the survey again.

We encourage you to join us on campus if you can. If you have previously completed the survey to say that you plan to study remotely but now wish to change your mind, you need to complete the survey again.

We realise that studying on campus may not be possible in all cases. If you are studying remotely, we will do everything we can to give you the best possible study experience.

Covid vaccinations and your safety

We encourage you to be fully vaccinated before arriving in Manchester. However, if you are not able or do not wish to be vaccinated it is not mandatory.

If you are not able to be vaccinated before your arrival, we will provide support for you to receive a full course of vaccinations, or any boosters, as required.

We are preparing for some ‘walk-in’ vaccination points on campus. We strongly recommend that you register with a GP surgery in advance. You can do this as soon as you have your Manchester term-time address. Find GP registration information here.

We have put in place a number of measures to ensure our campus continues to be safe for all students and staff. All activity on campus will be subject to risk assessment to ensure it is Covid safe. Our students and staff will be encouraged to test themselves twice a week (with lateral flow antigen tests, which we will provide) and to wear face coverings whilst moving about indoors. We will maintain social distancing measures where this does not restrict activity. Find information on our health measures here.

Arriving in the UK

The UK government categorises countries by ‘red’, ‘amber’, and ‘green’, and mandates Covid-19 testing and/or quarantine requirements specific to each category.

For full guidance on what you need to do when arriving from each type of country, and how we are supporting you through quarantine and arrival, visit our International Guidance pages.

Key dates for your arrival

If you inform us that are studying on campus in Semester One, your CAS will state the latest date of 11 October 2021. If you are studying remotely in Semester One, this does not apply to you; your CAS will be issued with a later final date of arrival.

Please inform us if you have any concerns over the date at which you will be able to arrive in Manchester. If you have already let us know about this, or you already have your CAS, then there is no need to contact us again.

If you are studying on campus in Semester One, but arriving in Manchester after the start of teaching, you need to ensure that you are engaging with remote study before you transition to face-to-face teaching when you arrive.

In July, the UK government extended its ‘remote study concession’ for students studying in the UK on a Student Visa. This means that, if you choose to study remotely in Semester One, your Student Visa and your entitlement to post study work rules under the ‘Graduate Immigration Route’ will not be adversely impacted. In this circumstance, we will issue your CAS later (in October) so that you can use it for your arrival in January.

Please see further information on visas and immigration permissions here.

Welcome and Induction

Information about the University’s Welcome and Induction activities can be found here. Our programme has been designed with both online and on-campus elements, and you can book sessions from 6th September.

We hope you will take advantage of a number of activities intended to help support you. In particular, we invite you to explore the Students Union Buddy pairing scheme, see here, and our ‘Group Check-In and Video chat’ (running from 13th September to Friday 15th October). These activities can help you make friends and keep in touch, even if you need to quarantine or self-isolate.

To register your interest for Check in and Chat please email keepintouch@manchester.ac.uk with your name and course.  Please look out for online wellbeing and exercise sessions, too, which you can access from quarantine.

We hope you find this information helpful and you are looking forward to beginning your university experience.

If you have any visa or immigration questions please contact our immigration team.

If you have any questions that aren’t related to visas and immigration please contact the Alliance MBS Undergraduate Admissions Team.

New international PGT students

Preparing for your arrival

We are writing to update on our plans to support you as you travel to the UK and to outline some key things that we need you to do before September. We realise that international travel remains complex and your wellbeing and safety is our priority. Below you can read details of how you can begin your time at university safely, however you choose to study.

To get a taste of life in Manchester before you arrive, take a look at the Our Manchester website.

Please confirm your plans for study in Semester One

We need to know whether you intend to join us on campus for Semester One or study remotely so that we can develop your personalised timetable and plan for your student experience.

Click here to complete the survey and inform us of how you intend to study. You must do this by 1st September at the latest. If you do not confirm your choice we will assume you will be joining us on campus and will plan your timetable on that basis.

If you have already completed the survey and your intentions haven't changed, there is no need to complete the survey again.

We encourage you to join us on campus if you can. If you have previously completed the survey to say that you plan to study remotely but now wish to change your mind, you need to complete the survey again.

We realise that studying on campus may not be possible in all cases. If you are studying remotely, we will do everything we can to give you the best possible study experience.

Covid vaccinations and your safety

We encourage you to be fully vaccinated before arriving in Manchester. However, if you are not able or do not wish to be vaccinated it is not mandatory.

If you are not able to be vaccinated before your arrival, we will provide support for you to receive a full course of vaccinations, or any boosters, as required.

We are preparing for some ‘walk-in’ vaccination points on campus. We strongly recommend that you register with a GP surgery in advance. You can do this as soon as you have your Manchester term-time address. Find GP registration information here.

We have put in place a number of measures to ensure our campus continues to be safe for all students and staff. All activity on campus will be subject to risk assessment to ensure it is Covid safe. Our students and staff will be encouraged to test themselves twice a week (with lateral flow antigen tests, which we will provide) and to wear face coverings whilst moving about indoors. We will maintain social distancing measures where this does not restrict activity. Find information on our health measures here.

Arriving in the UK

The UK government categorises countries by ‘red’, ‘amber’, and ‘green’, and mandates Covid-19 testing and/or quarantine requirements specific to each category.

For full guidance on what you need to do when arriving from each type of country, and how we are supporting you through quarantine and arrival, visit our International Guidance pages.

Key dates for your arrival

If you inform us that you are studying on campus in Semester One, your CAS will state the latest date of 31 October 2021. If you are studying remotely in Semester One, this does not apply to you; your CAS will be issued with a later final date of arrival.

Please inform us if you have any concerns over the date at which you will be able to arrive in Manchester. If you have already let us know about this, or you already have your CAS, then there is no need to contact us again.

If you are studying on campus in Semester One, but arriving in Manchester after the start of teaching, you need to ensure that you are engaging with remote study before you transition to face-to-face teaching when you arrive.

In July, the UK government extended its ‘remote study concession’ for students studying in the UK on a Student Visa. This means that, if you choose to study remotely in Semester One, your Student Visa and your entitlement to post study work rules under the ‘Graduate Immigration Route’ will not be adversely impacted. In this circumstance we will issue your CAS later (in October) so that you can use it for your arrival in January.

Please see further information on visas and immigration permissions here.

Welcome and Induction

Information about the University’s Welcome and Induction activities can be found here. Our programme has been designed with both online and on-campus elements, and you can book sessions from 6th September.

We hope you will take advantage of a number of activities intended to help support you. In particular, we invite you to explore the Students Union Buddy pairing scheme, see here, and our ‘Group Check-In and Video chat’ (running from 13th September to Friday 15th October). These activities can help you make friends and keep in touch, even if you need to quarantine or self-isolate.

To register your interest for Check in and Chat please email keepintouch@manchester.ac.uk with your name and course.  Please look out for online wellbeing and exercise sessions, too, which you can access from quarantine.

We hope you find this information helpful and you are looking forward to beginning your university experience.

If you have any visa or immigration questions please contact our immigration team.

If you have any questions that aren’t related to visas and immigration please contact the Alliance MBS Postgraduate Admissions Team.

Applications are now being accepted for our 2022 intakes:

In line with the UK government's advice, we are planning to hold the January induction and workshops face-to-face on campus for those able to travel to Manchester.

For questions about your application or potential application, please do not hesitate to contact our experienced Global MBA recruitment team.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of Full-time MBA candidates in September 2021. We will deliver the three-week induction, core courses and not-for-profit project face-to-face on campus, in line with the UK government’s advice. These will be supplemented with frequent socials and MBA+ and careers activities. 

We are now accepting applications for our 2022 intake. For details of how to apply, please visit the Full-time MBA website.

If you have any questions with regards to your application or potential application for the Full-time MBA please do not hesitate to contact our experienced MBA Marketing & Recruitment Team who will be able to answer your questions.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new PhD and DBA researchers to Manchester in September 2021. Induction activities will be delivered face-to-face in Manchester, in line with the UK government's advice.

Details of how to apply for September 2022 entry will be announced on our website soon.

Executive Education Programmes

For courses with face-to-face teaching, we have resumed on-campus teaching in our Executive Education Centre in line with current government advice in relation to COVID-19.

Please contact any of the Executive Education team for any queries or information about our teaching, programmes or events: executive@manchester.ac.uk.

We are recruiting now for our new PGDip Management Practice, which is fully funded in England through the apprenticeship levy. The next intake is March 2022. We expect this to take place face-to-face in our Executive Education Centre, but we are monitoring government advice. 

Our next cohort begins in October 2021 over five days. We expect this to take place face-to-face in our Executive Education Centre, but we are monitoring government advice. 

Our next cohort on AMAC begins in September 2021, you can apply here.We expect the programme to be delivered face-to-face in our Executive Education Centre, in line with current government advice in relation to COVID-19.

We are in contact with our current clients, working with them on the best options for their delegates and businesses. If you do have any questions or would like to talk to a member of the team about options for customised executive education in your organisation, please email executive@manchester.ac.uk.