Induction and Registration

This page will direct new students to essential information to help in your preparation, arrival and the first week of Welcome and Induction.  


For returning students this page will direct you to essential information on how to re-register.

Welcome week information for new students

Welcome Week: Monday 17th September to Friday 21st September 2018

The School organises a welcome event for new students during this week. The week comprises many activities taking place in the School of Mathematics, across the campus and in University Halls of Residence to help students settle in to University life. 

What to expect during welcome week:

  • School's Welcome and Registration Fair Monday 17th September in the Alan Turing Building (campus map ref. 46)
  • Welcome Talk from the Head of School and the Director of Taught Studies
  • Diagnostic Test 
  • Sustainability Challenge
  • Meet your Academic Advisor
  • Group Work (a chance to meet new students)
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • City Bus Tours
  • University Start of Year Fair

You can find a detailed timetable of the scheduled activities: UG Welcome Week Timetable 2018/19 and you will receive a physical copy upon your arrival in your Welcome Pack.

Feel free to tweet any questions or queries to the Teaching and Learning Office Twitter account: @MathematicsTLO or

New students will have been sent information on Welcome week events and how to complete registration, either by post for students living in the UK, or by email for those living outside the UK. If you haven't received a letter for some reason, you can find a generic one which contains all the information here: Generic Welcome Letter. You can also access the 'Welcome to Manchester' website that comprises vital information on the actions you will need to complete registration smoothly.

During Welcome Week you will receive information packs on your programme of study, meet your Academic Advisor and the Year Tutor. Get involved in group work activities, a scavenger hunt and inspirational talks from academics. You MUST also complete the MATHS1000 Study Module (Induction) in relation to Health and Safety and Academic Malpractice. The Health and Safety assessments should be completed by the deadline stated. All of this will be explained in more detail.

In addition to the Schools Welcome events, the University and the Students' Union have a range of events, including the societies fair, student union fair, campus tours, library tours and social activities. Read more:

Information for international students and Orientation Week

In addition to IT sign-up and online registration International students have additional actions that need to be considered:

The International Orientation Week website provides activities and events for international students starting Friday 14th September.

Information for returning students during Welcome Week

Students entering the Second Year must attend:

  • The Year 2 Induction Talk - Thursday 20th September 3pm, Beyer Building, Beyer Lecture Theater - Talk by Ted Voronov.
  • The Managing my Future Career Event (MATH20041), Friday 21st September, further details to follow. 

Students entering the Third Year must attend:

  • Year 3 Induction Talk - Friday 21st September 12pm, Stopford Building, Lecture Theatre 1 - Talk by Dr Sean Holman

Students entering the Fourth Year must attend:

  • Year 4 Induction Talk - Friday 21st September 12pm, Beyer Building, Beyer Lecture Theatre - Talk by Dr Ian Hall

Teaching starts week commencing 24th September.

Before you re-start the academic year you will need to re-register online. Until you complete registration you are not a member of the Unviersity and you may be prevented from attending lectures.

On-line Registration

The University online registration opens from 1st September for all students.  

For new students you will need to refer to the University Welcome page:

Listed from this website are the actions for new students:

  • Activate your IT account
  • Complete online registration and confirm your attendance
  • Pay your fees
  • Confirm you accommodation
  • Collect your student ID card

Here you can find a detailed overview of what each of the registration steps entails:

For continuing students you will need to refer to the University Welcome page:

  • A returning to Manchester checklist
  • Re-register as a student

Note: All students are encouraged to register online before you arrive on campus. Registration is open any time between 1st September and 30th September. A late registration after 30 September will incur a £200 charge.

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