The academic year might be coming to a close, but the university is still here to support you over the summer break.
Whether you’re staying on campus or heading home for a while, we’re here to help you whenever you need it and whatever your concerns.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
The Counselling and Mental Health Service offer a wide range of support:
- You can access a 24 hour helpline and app, which includes options to speak to someone via live chat, email or video call or you can chat live with a wellbeing advisor between 11:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm-4:00pm Monday-Friday. You can also email them to request a live chat slot.
- If you want to speak with someone about support available including accessing an appointment you can call the Counselling and Mental Health Service on 0161 275 2864 between 9:00am – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday). For more information on what is offered by the service and more detail on booking appointments please see the Counselling and Mental Health Service website
- If you need support immediately, use this list of urgent mental health support.
If you’re planning on staying on campus, we’d recommend you download the SafeZone app. It also allows you to contact our Security team directly if you are in an immediate emergency or require first aid, and you can use the ‘check-in’ function to let Security know of your whereabouts for extra peace of mind.
You can also continue to report issues of harassment, gender-based violence and other concerns through our dedicated webpage, the team is available Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm.
Accommodation over summer break
If you need accommodation in the city, during June, July and August, we’re offering students the opportunity to move into our designated summer accommodation at both City and Victoria Park campus. You can find more information and how to apply via our accommodation services.
If you need financial support, our Living Cost Support Fund, is still open to all students. You can apply regardless of level of study, nationality, or social background. The fund is to help students overcome financial hardship or unforeseen expenses, and you can use the money to support your living costs, including accommodation over the summer break.
Support for care experienced or estranged students
If you’re a care experienced or estranged student and will be staying in Manchester over the summer, look out for your monthly Independent Student Newsletter that will contain various events and opportunities that you can get involved with over the summer. If you’re not currently receiving additional support and you are care experienced or estranged, please email Jabeen and Ailsa who will get back to you.
Library opening hours
During the summer break the Main Library and the Alan Gilbert Learning Common will remain open Monday-Friday 8:00am-8:00pm and 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday and Sunday. You can keep up to date with the latest updates on the Library website, all other library sites will be closed.
If you happen to encounter any IT issues over summer, IT Services are here to support you. You can access the IT services website here, as well as advice on returning after a break. As always, you can ask IT support questions on Library Chat – Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Throughout the summer the SU’s opening hours are reduced, unless there is a gig on in one of their venues in which case they will be open in the evening to accommodate visitors to the event. The SU is hosting a range of events over the summer break. See their events schedule, as well as a full list of societies you can join ahead of the next academic year.
The SU’s Summer opening times:
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Advice Service in the SU
From 12 June onwards the Advice Service will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm. Their opening hours on Thursdays outside of term time are 12pm to 4pm. You can find out more about what support is on offer on their website.
The Careers Service hosts a new CareerConnect platform where you can access events, appointments and careers resources over the summer break.
If you’re heading into your final year, there are many essential actions you can take between now and November to get a head start on popular graduate schemes and postgraduate courses. This is an ideal time to start thinking about your next steps so that you can begin your final year as prepared as you possibly can be.
Careers Online Tools
Whether you want to practice interviewing, have your CV checked, or need to prepare for graduate scheme assessments, we have loads of free online tools which allow you to learn at your own speed, whenever and wherever you want.
Future Fortnight – Monday 12 – Friday, 23 June
Get prepared for life after graduation with Future Fortnight. This series of in-person and online careers events are designed specifically for final year students of all degree levels, so there’s something for everyone.
Manchester Graduate Talent Internships
Want to work in Manchester after graduation? Our flagship Manchester Graduate Talent (MGT) programme provides paid graduate-level jobs exclusively for UoM students. Get your first role as a staff member here at the University, or with one of our partner organisations.
Visit the Student Support website for more details on services available to you over summer. We will update this page as necessary if we receive any further information about access to services or events.