For many – studying in the UK is a lifelong dream, and more so at a prestigious institution like The University of Manchester (ranked 6
th in the UK). Come 2020, this dream has appeared uncertain to many but there is hope and a final window of opportunity for those who wish to live out their dreams.
Back in March, many countries were uncertain as to how to handle this pandemic and the impact it would have on prospective international students; however, in July the picture is much clearer.
Post-Study Work (PSW) Visa Clarity
The UK government has issued a statement which confirms that Indian students (international students in general), will be eligible for the 2-year PSW even if they begin their studies online for the academic year 2020-21, as long as they are physically present in the UK by 06 April 2021. This is a boon for students who don’t want to miss the regular autumn intake.
The UK is Reopening in July
Fresh guidelines have been put in place to relax the lockdown in the UK – starting with a reduction in social distancing norms from 2 metres to 1 metre and opening up of many businesses including restaurants and pubs; holiday accommodations, museums and galleries, cinemas, hairdressers and more, with some regional exceptions.
The daily new COVID-19 cases have drastically reduced by 5 times; at the end of June (as compared to the beginning of May). Nobody knows what the future holds but the direction certainly appears positive.
Flexibility and Safety
Manchester is confident that it will be able to offer a blend of face-to-face and online learning on its stunning single site city campus this Autumn.
During semester one, students will have safe, face-to-face contact with world-leading academics through seminars, tutorials, practical classes and other teachings on campus. Large lectures will be delivered online in virtual spaces and supported with timetabled activity to structure the study week. Online lecture material will allow students to work at their own pace, where and when it suits them.
It will also bring the opportunity for Q&A and other interactivity, across different formats in timetabled slots. The study material for lectures will be available for students to watch and re-watch whenever they wish, to catch up on anything they may have missed.
We Stand Together as One
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK, many students were put to unforeseen hardships –
The University of Manchester put together a community effort to raise funds for the students and successfully raised more than £1 million to support the student community.
The University of Manchester is closely following the UK government’s advice with regards to any quarantine requirements for inbound travellers to the UK. Students who have booked University Halls of Residence can arrive two weeks in advance to safely mitigate the delays due to quarantine without any additional charges.
Moreover, it is working with Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Manchester Airports Group and major airlines with flights into Manchester to ensure that students can arrive on campus in time for the start of the academic year.
To further give flexibility to students for English language requirements, in addition to TOEFL iBT, Pearson PTE and IELTS – we now accept TOEFL iBT Special Home edition and LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator / C1 Expert tests. For students with outstanding English language qualifications including strong Standard XII English scores, conditional offers are granted without English tests.
Here’s how a student’s life changes at the Manchester University:
Manchester Admissions Day
Undoubtedly, The University of Manchester is a top-class university. It is consistently the most targeted UK university by leading UK employers; ranked 6
th in the UK as a University, recognized as the “University of the Year for Graduate Employability 2019” and ranked 27
th in the world.
Despite the noteworthy credentials of the university, anxious students and parents would find it comforting to talk to University delegates and get their queries answered one-to-one.
To enable this, The University of Manchester and Fateh Education are organizing a virtual “Manchester Admissions Day” on 17
th July 2020. Students and parents who wish to secure admission with the University for 2020 and beyond can
Students who are expecting their class 12 results and seek admission to The University of Manchester can also register.
Fateh Education is a professional agency providing counselling & admission guidance for students aspiring to study in the UK and Ireland, since 2004. It is headed by an alumnus of IIM-C.
Disclaimer: This article has been produced on behalf of Fateh Education by Times Internet’s Spotlight team.