Academic enrichment

We are committed to working with gifted and talented young people, and providing academic enrichment opportunities.

We aim to enrich their experience of learning by enabling them to take part in educational activities outside the classroom and meet lecturers and students from higher education. Our activities don't just give learners more of the same, they enable independent learning and creative thinking in a unique environment. 

Every academic year, we offer a specific programme of activities to stretch and challenge learners from all educational backgrounds. 

We teach over 90 different Humanities courses at The University of Manchester and provide enrichment activities that celebrate the breadth of Humanities degrees we offer, including Law, History, English, the Social Sciences, Geography, Business, and Languages. 

To be kept updated of our Humanities activities for KS3/KS4 pupils and teachers, sign up to our Humanities Newsletter or contact our Academic Enrichment Officer for Humanities, Emma Britain. 

On-campus activities 

The University offers a range of campus activities for schools and colleges.  

Below is a list of just some of the events we have previously run:

  • Social Science in the news: Why numbers matter
  • Insight into Law
  • WW1 star lecture: Heroism and national identity in the Great War
  • Insight into Politics
  • Insight into Geography
  • Insight into Archaeology and Classics
  • Insight into Languages and Linguistics
  • Interactive performance with John Hegley 
  • Conflict: Making sense of war 
  • Greco-Roman Egypt 

Many of our on-campus activities are advertised in our Humanities newsletter, but you can also check the webpages of our academic Schools for events:

Outreach activities off-campus - 2020/21

We're using the current situation as an opportunity to review our outreach offer for both 2020/21 and the future years. University staff working remotely and school closures in 2019/20 have led to new, innovative ways of working for the team and we're keen to capture the benefits of these in our activities in the future.

We're busy working to provide alternative ways for teachers, schools and pupils to engage with us, alongside our more traditional face-to-face interactions which we hope to return to in the future.

Please check the website for regular updates and ensure you are signed up to relevant mailing lists as we’ll be keeping everyone up to date via these.

And if you haven’t already, have a look at our varied teacher resources which includes activities, presentations and handouts developed by our staff for you and your pupils.

Our tailored professional support services and engaging student activities for pupils of all ages will help make your job easier.

We also welcome the opportunity to share best practice with colleagues in schools, colleges and other organisations, to ensure we are providing you and your students with useful information in the most relevant and effective way.