Communication within the School

You can search for staff and postgraduate students' contact details via the University website directory:

If you cannot contact a particular member of staff, please email with details. Note, however, that staff are not in every day as their research commitments frequently take them out of Manchester.

School Communication Channels

  • Email 

You must check your University email account regularly for information and reminders about your programme and activities in the School of Mathematics. You will have been issued with your University email account when you registered at the start of your studies in Manchester. Students can set up their email accounts on their mobile devices. Further information is available from the University IT Service website.

These communications may be from your lecturers via Blackboard, from your Academic Advisors via their email address, or from the Teaching and Learning Administration via Blackboard and in some cases from the email account ‘Mathematics EPS’. Failure to read messages delivered to your university email account will not be accepted as a legitimate excuse if you fail to act on information that has been sent to you.  

Students can contact the Schools Teaching and Learning Office by emailing:

  • Induction and Study Module(s)

As part of all programmes students have access to a Study Module (MATHS1000 for year 1, MATHS2000 for year 2, MATHS3000 for year 3 and MATHS4000 for year 4) in Blackboard. These modules provide relevant information to help students throughout their studies from welcome talks, study resources, student representation and feedback, health and safety and academic malpractice course, volunteering, employability and others.

  • Weekly Newsletters

         All students will receive a newsletter every week during term time. Make sure you read the newsletter to stay up-to date with upcoming events, opportunities and updates.

  • Twitter 

    The Teaching and Learning Office has a twitter account. Make sure to follow us:




Personal Communication

  • Reception Information Point

The main information point in the School is the Reception Area in the Alan Turing Foyer.  This is one of 'five beacon schools' that provide information, advice and guidance for all students. 

  • Academic Staff Office Hours

    Academic staff members that are involved in teaching or have an advisor role have an office hour whereby students can drop-in to discuss their studies or other matters. A list of staff office hours is available from reception in the Alan Turing Building.

  • Academic Advisor Meetings

Academic Advisor Meetings are arranged twice per semester.  Your Academic Advisor is there to support you throughout your studies.


Other sources of information are the School website, under ‘information for current students’; via Blackboard’s e-learning tool; mobile text messages in an emergency and noticeboards on the ground floor of the Alan Turing Building. Blackboard is accessible via your ‘My Manchester’ student portal.

  • Websites

The School website is

The Information for current undergraduates webpage has a mindful of information related to your studies. You can access timetable information by year, course units and descriptions and course materials, student support guidance, general information, and much more. You can also access the on-line student handbook.

  • Student Portal

The Student portal is a communication source that links into a number of support resources and information related to your studies. The portal is available from 'My Manchester'

  • Blackboard

Blackboard is a virtual elearning tool in the student portal which is used for a number of course unit materials and assessments.

  • Noticeboards

There are student noticeboards throughout the Alan Turing Building ground floor atrium. There are also general noticeboards both inside and on the wall outside the Undergraduate Work Room, G.211.

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