If you’re staying in Manchester over the summer, there’s a whole host of opportunities for you to get involved with – from societies to volunteering – we’ve got plenty of ways for you to try something new, build new skills meet new people or just keep busy!
Explore our city
We love Manchester all year round, but its extra special sun is shining! We’ve shared our guide to summer in the city so you can make the most of your time here – from festivals, to exhibitions, sports activities and so much more.
Connect and discover with International Society
Did you know that UoM’s International Society has over 3,000 members from over 150 countries? It’s the perfect place if you need a home away from home this summer, with a diverse and welcoming community alongside a wide range of exciting trips and activities taking place throughout the summer break. What’s more, trips are open to members and non-members and are family friendly. Why not check out where you could explore this summer?
Try something new and volunteer
Volunteering is a brilliant way to try something new and meet like-minded people, all whilst supporting our Manchester community.
And this summer, we’re still running Volunteer Days! These one-off opportunities are perfect if you have a busy timetable or want to try volunteering for the first time, here’s the latest activities you can get involved in:
- Wednesday 15 June: Crafting for the Post Pals at the Whitworth Art Gallery
- Thursday 23 June: Weed and feed with Blossom at Wythenshawe Park
- Saturday 25 June: Getting Creative at the Manchester Community Festival
- Tuesday 28 June: Getting the garden summer ready at a local Women’s Homeless Centre
Find out more on the Volunteer Hub
Gain valuable work experience
If you’re looking for full or part-time work, our Career Service might be able to help. Alongside posting job opportunities, they also offer top tips for your job search and helpful advice to support you to apply, including guidance on your CV. Find out more about how you can secure yourself work experience this summer.
With the better weather, and longer days, summer is a great time to get active. UoM Sport can help you find an activity you enjoy – from spin classes to football, netball to cycling – there’s something for everyone to get involved in.
And remember, our doors are still open. Whether you need to access support or services, we’re here for you. Take a look at how to access University services over the summer.
However you chose to spend your summer, we hope you have a brilliant one!