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Teachers and advisers

We run a number of projects and initiatives that help teachers and careers advisers encourage pupils to think about their futures in biology, medicine and health.

These initiatives include widening participation programmes to ensure we have a diverse student body, where equal opportunities are provided for everyone, regardless of their background.

Talks at your school or college

Healthcare professions careers talks

Inspire the future pharmacist, optometrist or speech and language therapist in your class. Graduates from The University of Manchester who work in these fields would like to share their experiences with your pupils. They will be joined by a member of staff from the University who can discuss the course details and entry requirements for these courses. Book your talk from a health care professional here.

  • Pharmacy talks: South Manchester, Cheshire, North Manchester
  • Optometry talks: Shropshire
  • Speech and Language Therapy talks: West Cheshire

New talks are added on a regular basis so if your area is not listed please get in touch and we’ll let you know when talks become available.

Admissions talks

A member of staff from the recruitment and admissions team will join you to discuss what we are looking for in applicants to our courses. To get the most out of your talk, arrange a date and time that's convenient for both you and the member of staff. Book your admission talk here.

Requests are considered on a case by case basis and are subject to staff availability. Requests for visits outside the North West area are likely to be given priority if schools in similar vicinities can make a joint request for talks on the same or consecutive days.

Biosciences research talks

Would you like a visit from a PhD student to explain to your pupils some of the exciting research they are involved in?

Current research includes:

  • Why teenagers need to sleep later than adults
  • The long term impact of alcohol on the structure of the liver
  • How fruit flies can help us understand our own development
  • Does inflammation help or harm the brain after a stroke?
  • How can artificial intelligence help us understand breast cancer?

Our students are happy to tailor their talk to any age group and can also give basic information on the courses and entry requirements at the University. Book your talk from a PhD student here.

Work experience

We are planning a structured work experience scheme for Year 10 pupils with specifically targeted local schools. Further details will be available in May 2018.

University staff can accommodate a request from school or college pupils outside of this scheme and should contact for support and advice with this before committing to offering a place. 

Discover Days

The University of Manchester's Discover Days are informative, interactive events for aspiring undergraduate students who are interested in certain subject areas, but may not know exactly which course to choose. They are ideal for Year 12 students, or for other people applying to university through UCAS and considering Manchester. We host the following three Discover Days: Midwifery, Psychology and Biosciences. For more information, visit the Discover Days page. 

Literature for your school or college

We have pocket guides to all our courses which we can send to you if you need them for your library or careers events. Please email to request copies.

We also have resources for teachers and careers advisers who want to encourage school pupils to take an interest in higher education and careers in biology, medicine and health.

Get in touch

To learn more about how we can work with your school, email


Events that may be of interest to teachers, advisers and children are listed below: