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Manchester Institute of Education

Open days

Take a campus tour, experience sample lectures and tutorials, and get all your questions answered by our admissions team.

University open days

The University usually holds two annual open days, one in June and one in November.

Open days provide potential applicants with a chance to look around the campus and find out more about the course you are interested in.

If you visit campus on an open day, then the admissions team will give a detailed presentation about applying and studying here. Members of the admissions and administration team will also be available to answer any queries you may have.

Parents and teachers are also more than welcome to attend.

Our next University open day for postgraduate taught study will be held on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

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Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) open days

Twilight sessions

We offer sessions with a University tutor, where you can go over the application process and get advice on completing your personal statement.

All sessions to take place 4pm-6pm in the Ellen Wilkinson Building, Oxford Road. The dates for our upcoming sessions will be announced shortly.

Train to Teach

The University of Manchester’s PGCE tutors attend the Department for Education’s Train to Teach events in Manchester and across the UK. The next event you can find us at will be the Train to Teach Roadshow on Thursday 25 January 2018, between 4.30pm and 8pm.

The events are designed for anyone who has a degree and is interested in teaching - particularly those who are considering starting their initial teacher training in September 2018. It offers a great opportunity to get all your questions about teaching training answered.

Please visit the Train to Teach website to register your attendance. 

Taster sessions

We have teamed up with schools in the local area to provide graduates with Primary and Secondary teaching taster sessions.

This involves spending a full day at a school for the opportunity to attend an assembly, sit in on a lesson and discuss postgraduate teacher training with a current head teacher and staff from The University of Manchester. Our upcoming dates are as follows: 

  • Wednesday 8 November 2017 - St Christopher's Primary School
  • Tuesday 14 November 2017 - Plymouth Grove Primary School
  • Tuesday 16 January 2018 - Plymouth Grove Primary School

To register your interest in one of these sessions please email with your full name and the date you are interested in.  

Primary PGCE Drop-in Sessions 

During the autumn we will be offering a number of 'drop-in' sessions for potential applicants interested in joining a Primary PGCE next September. 

You will have the opportunity to speak to a member of academic staff in an informal setting on the following dates: 

  • Monday 30 October 2017
  • Tuesday 7 November 2017
  • Thursday 16 November 2017
  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • Wednesday 29 November 2017
  • Thursday 7 December 2017
  • Thursday 14 December 2017 

All sessions will take place in the Ellen Wilkinson Building, A Block, room 2.08 between 4pm and 5pm and there is no need to register.

The Ellen Wilkinson Building is number 77 on the campus map