Secondary schools

Influences that may affect a pupil's choice about whether to go to university begin long before young people actively consider going into higher education.

We offer a range of on and off campus activities for primary and secondary school learners to find out about university.

Our aims

The University of Manchester aims to:

  • engage with learners that may face personal or institutional barriers that would otherwise preclude them from higher education;
  • provide a range of generic and subject-specific activities that raise expectations to, and awareness of, higher education;
  • encourage applications from those who have the potential to succeed in higher education but who may not otherwise have considered this a possibility;
  • raise positive awareness of Humanities disciplines, particularly those outside of the 14-19 curriculum and careers leading from these.

Key programmes

In conjunction with the UG Recruitment and Widening Participation team and the Academic Schools, there are a number of key programmes that provide information and tasters of Humanities disciplines:

Further opportunities

There are a number of other opportunities, which are not Humanities-specific that you and your colleagues may be interested in. See the University's second schools pages for more information: