Teachers Resources

The challenges on this website have been designed both for self-study and for use in the classroom. Video introductions to the Challenges can be used as a starting point for lessons, and worksheets can be downloaded and used in the classroom. At the end of each challenge, there are links to finding out more about related areas of study, generally and at The University of Manchester. We would encourage you to make students aware of the possibilities of further study in a variety of subject areas related to the challenges offered here.

The weekly YPU blog also introduces students to a variety of subject areas where research is being carried out at the University. The blog will also feature news from across the University about research centres and events.

The School-University Partnership Initiative (Manchester Research Gateways) is currently tweeting: @UoMSUPI

We tweet about the project, research activities taking place at the University of Manchester, and other relevant research stories.

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has published research career case studies, designed to inspire young people to think about pursuing careers in research. Each case study tells the personal story of how and why the person got involved in research, what it takes to be a researcher, and their career experiences. There are currently 75 case studies available, covering a wide range of disciplines. The case studies highlight the opportunities research skills can give, not only in academia, but also in the wider world of business, industry and commerce. They can be found at RCUK's website

STEM Resources:

The 'Barometer' podcast was set up by researchers at the University of Manchester Centre for Atmospheric Science. Regular podcasts on climate science.

The University of Manchester Library:

Our Library has have developed a resource which introduces information literacy skills to students. The resource introduces topics through smaller modules and covers areas such as academic writing, referencing and planning a presentation. These are the same topics which are essential for studying at university.

The modules take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and can be combined in any order to meet your students’ needs and interests.  Take a look at the resource ‘Library support for your project’ and get in touch using the details below if you would like to embed it within your VLE.

Email:  uml.widening_participation@manchester.ac.uk

Schools and Colleges Activities at The University of Manchester

If you would like to  know more about the work of the Student Recruitment & Widening Participation Division at the University of Manchester, please visit our website

The Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team have recently produced an e-newsletter aimed at schools and colleges with post-16 provision. The newsletter is designed for those who provide support to potential University applicants and wish to be kept up to date with developments at the University of Manchester. For more information, or to subscribe to the Manchester e-advantage newsletter, please email schoolsandcolleges@manchester.ac.uk with 'Manchester e-advantage' in the subject line.

You can also follow the University of Manchester's Schools Liaison on Twitter: @UoMSchools

If you have any comments or queries about the Young Persons University website, you can also contact us by email.

We have also included general Higher Education information in this section.

General University Resources

The University of Warwick's Thinking About University site provides information about what it's like to study at university for students from Year 5 through to Year 13.

The Higher Education Liaison Officers Association (HELOA) has produced an introductory guide to university and college for young people. It is available for download here


Student Finance Resources:

The Brightside Trust has downloadable teaching resources to explore student finance: http://www.thebrightsidetrust.org/what-we-do/online-resources/student-finance-teaching-resources/