INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University student support

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.

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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Tell us about Manchester?

From an international student perspective, Manchester is the perfect and best place to study as a student. It is a very cool place because both “study” and “play” can be enjoyed throughout your time here. There are a lot of helpful places to study such as libraries, but there are also societies and associations for students to do fun things. INTO Manchester is located in the city centre, thus it is easy to access to joyful places such as Market Street [busy shopping area], and Deansgate. There are great pubs to get nice drinks on a Friday after class and watch football matches.

Do you think it’s good that you have access to university facilities before progressing?

I think it is good that I have had access to the university facilities before progressing, because I can see and feel the environment of the University and get my mind ready. I have also had access to the MMU Library and have seen many students over there working very hard. The environment motivates me for my academic progression.

Are you at an advantage studying on the MMU pathway before progressing there?

I am at an advantage studying on the MMU pathway before progressing there because I have had access to the MMU facilities. I had less pressure getting offers because MMU pathway students get priority on offers for MMU.

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.