Manchester Metropolitan University

December Virtual Open Days and on-demand access
We have extended our series of live Virtual Open Days into the month of December, so that you have more time to find out about Manchester Met and our courses. Our Virtual Open Days are grouped by course areas:

• Saturday 28 November – if you enjoy science, engineering or anything sports-related then this is the day for you.
• Saturday 28 November – courses for Manchester School of Art (MSoA), School of Digital Arts (SODA) and Manchester School of Theatre take centre stage.
• Friday 11 December – if your heart belongs to health, psychology, education or you have a hunger for nutrition then join us.
• Saturday 12 December – discover the world of opportunity you’ll be presented with by studying business or law.
• Thursday 17 December – explore all things humanities, languages or social sciences and Fashion.

All our live Virtual Open Days include subject presentations, subject areas packed with videos and downloadable resources, and virtual tours, so you can still access plenty of information regardless of your course of interest.

You can find further information and book here: www.mmu.ac.uk/openday

If you are unable to make a Virtual Open Day, you can still access plenty of information on-demand. Visit www.mmu.ac.uk/study/open-days/undergraduate/your-open-day-home, our dedicated webpage is now live.

Care Leaver Virtual Information Support Day

Our Virtual Care Leaver Information Support Day for students from Care Experienced backgrounds will take place on Wednesday 2nd December from 9:00am – 1:00pm. The event will support your transition into university and will help you to find out about the support that is available to you during your studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. The day will consist of a range of different sessions including: Choosing a Course, Student Finance, University Life and Independent Living, and Mindfulness and Wellbeing.

To find out more and to book your place, please contact Ivan Hay by emailing I.Hay@mmu.ac.uk

School of Digital Arts Virtual Roadshow for Year 12 and Year 13

Our School of Digital Arts (SODA) is an interdisciplinary school at Manchester Metropolitan University – a £35m investment into the workspaces, facilities, networks, teaching and research that will drive the next generation of creative content. This interdisciplinary purpose-built school will use cutting edge technology to drive innovation across all creative subjects at one of the UK’s leading universities.

Join us for a virtual interactive session, where you will get to hear all about the School of Digital Arts and meet some of our tutors. We have courses in Animation, Film, Photography, Games, Future Media Production, Sound and Web/UX along with a Foundation Year. We want to hear from you and about your interests and passions and we’ll be there to tell you about our courses and answer any questions you or your students may have. You will get an insight into how courses will run and what it is like to study at SODA.

We will be running sessions across three dates:
Monday 30th November (12pm-1pm)
Wednesday 2nd December (2pm-3pm)
Friday 4th December (12pm-1pm)

Please use this link to register for our virtual event via Eventbrite.

Digital Portfolio Guidance

Are you applying to a course at our Manchester School of Art? Check out our new short video with top tips from lecturers to help you prepare your digital portfolio. You can also visit our website to find out more about the courses that require portfolios and the portfolio requirements for each subject area. Make yours stand out!

Supported Audition Scheme

Are you considering progressing to drama school? Our Manchester School of Theatre are offering a ‘Supported Audition Scheme’, a short mentoring project for post-16 students to help your progression. The scheme will take place on the week beginning 7th December and involves an invitation to an online audition workshop with David Salter, Head of the Drama School, advice and guidance from a personal mentor and a free token for MST performances or access to digital performances. We are particularly seeking participants whose backgrounds are underrepresented in drama schools.

Who is eligible for the scheme? All post-16 students who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Qualify for Free School Meals
  • Have a home postcode which is classified as Quintile 1 or Quintile 2 in the POLAR4 data (click here for more information)
  • Black, Asian or from any other minority ethnic group
  • In care, a recent care leaver, or estranged from family
  • Have a disability

You are encouraged to apply directly to the scheme here before the deadline on Friday 27th November. For more information and if you have any questions, please email schoolsoutreach@mmu.ac.uk.


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