INTO Manchester Study Centre support and advice for students

Student support

Your student services team

As an INTO student, you'll benefit from a range of practical guidance and support.

You'll always get a helpful answer from your support team – from securing a visa, to enjoying your time in the most popular student city in the UK.

And we'll also organise a wide range of social activities to help you meet new friends and enjoy your new home!

Support with your visa

Our friendly team of customer relations advisers will ensure your application is processed swiftly.

Once you arrive in the UK, you'll get practical support and guidance on renewing your student visa. Workshops are held throughout the year, and a full-time student visa specialist is on-hand  to offer individual advice.

Help making the right decision

A dedicated Student Placement Co-ordinator will provide you with practical counselling on making the best choices possible.

This includes advice on selecting study options at a wide range of UK universities, and arranging visits to academic departments of the universities you are most interested in.

They'll also assist you with every stage of completing your university application, including writing personal statements and preparing for university interviews.

A range of additional support

Our Student Services support team has many years of experience in caring for international students.

They'll help you settle into the city, and introduce you to everyone you need to know in the INTO Centre.

Additional support includes:

  • a comprehensive orientation programme during your first week
  • language advisers to help students not yet confident speaking English
  • a range of student clubs and a programme of fun social activities 

We encourage our students to have a balanced student experience. In order to help students interact with others, make friends and to encourage them to use their English language skills outside of the centre, we have a varied programme of social activities that students can take part in. While some of these activities are free of charge, there are other excursions that have a fee to attend (this fee is in addition to the tuition fees you pay).

Examples of the activities we offer are:

Activity Cost
Football (offered weekly) Free
Basketball (offered weekly) Free
Badminton (offered weekly) Free
Chess club (offered weekly) Free
Trafford Centre shopping trip Free to attend*
Walking city tour
Pizza party
Northern Quarter tour
Manchester United Football Club tour
£20 per person
Warner Bros Studio Tour (Harry Potter)
£60 per person
Trip to Blackpool
£20 per person
Alton Towers theme park trip
£45 per person

*shopping purchases are to be paid for by the student and are not covered by INTO.

Your safety is our priority

As with all big cities, it's wise to take reasonable precautions to secure your safety in Manchester. Being aware of your surroundings will ensure you don't encounter any issues, and the Greater Manchester Police website offers a range of practical advice.

When you arrive, you'll be issued with a telephone number that can be used in the event of an emergency - any time, day or night. And 24-hour support is provided in your halls of residence, for complete peace of mind should the unexpected happen.

Accommodation options also include security features such as CCTV and secure door entry for additional safety.

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INTO Manchester Kassymova Kamshat from Kazakhstan

from Kazakhstan

"Graduation from a British university helped to find the job I wanted... a degree from a British university and skills in several languages are always in demand in the job market."

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Meet Kassymova Kamshat from Kazakhstan who:

  • studied on the International Year One in Business Management with INTO Manchester
  • graduated with a 2:1 in Business Management from The University Of Sheffield
  • is now Marketing Manager at Orkeniet Construction, Almaty, Kazakhstan

What did INTO teach you to prepare you for university and beyond?

First of all, the teachers at INTO Manchester taught me to always ask questions if I had them. Do not be shy; the teachers are there to help and if you do not understand something, just raise your hand and ask. Do not wait until the exams.

I also loved the Leadership course, it helped me to develop my leadership and communication skills through interactive games.

How did INTO help you get to where you are now?

The International Year One course is a real savior, as it helps you to get into a leading UK university in a short period of time.

I graduated from an excellent university with good grades, worked as an intern in London during summer holidays and am now working for an awesome company in Kazakhstan.

How did INTO Manchester give you an advantage over other international students at university?

I had an advantage over other international students at university mainly because I had studied in two different cities; Manchester and Sheffield and therefore got to know more people.

Are you proud of what you have achieved?

I am proud of what I have achieved now: I have a job that I love and had the best time at INTO Manchester and the University of Sheffield. I am moving towards my goals slow but steady.

Students under the age of 18

Before the Centre accepts a student who is under 18 years of age, their parent or guardian must sign a consent form agreeing the outlines of the INTO Under 18 Policy. Relevant forms will be sent to parents and the student with confirmation documents. No student will be accepted at the Centre without completing and returning these forms before the start of the course.

During their first week students under the age of 18 are given a point of contact and the Centre's code of conduct. At this point students will be advised on the support they will receive due to their age and the rules and safeguards that are put in place for their wellbeing are explained.

All under 18s are required to live in INTO Manchester residential or approved homestay accommodation. For further details please contact us.

Support for students with disabilities

A confidential service for students is available offering advice and information on disabilities such as dyslexia, sensory impairments, and mobility and medical conditions.

For further details please contact us.