Postgraduate Research Student Administration
Telephone 0161-306-1279/275 4792; Fax 0161-275 4724
Email: email@example.com; Website: http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/
Further to our offer of a place to study for a research degree in the School of Law for the
academic session commencing September 2010, I am pleased to inform you of registration
details. Please note that any conditions attached to your offer must be met prior to
registration. Where original transcripts and documents were not sent to us by candidates at
the time of application, they must be provided at or before the School of Law Induction on
Monday, 20 September 2010. If you have not indicated your acceptance of our offer of a
place, please do so immediately online at
www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/confirm and by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org in order to ensure receipt of registration information from
If you are an International Student, you will find the following University web pages contain lots
of useful information for you to refer to, including the Tier 4 Student Visa regulations
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/international/supportservices/arrival/ You can visit this
website to see if any of the other services the International Office is offering to new students will
be of interest to you including the Orientation Scheme and Airport Collection Service. The
Airport Collection Service operates from Tuesday 14 to Sunday 19 September, from 7.30am to
9pm, and will drop students off at all University halls of residence and the University
Accommodation Office. Places on the bus must be pre-booked by 10 September.
We are very pleased that you have chosen The University of Manchester to pursue your research
studies, and hope that you will still be able to carry out your plan to study here. If you are in any
doubt as to whether you are able to come to Manchester to take up your place, do please contact
me immediately by email as we may be able to help you or reassure you about any concerns that
you may have.
To enhance your studies when you arrive here, all postgraduate students will receive an
allowance towards printing and photocopying.
The Law School is a very friendly environment in which to study, with an exciting mix of
students from the UK and many other countries. Among other things, the School has a thriving
postgraduate students’ society and is visited regularly by large international law firms seeking the
Please remember to include your ID number in any correspondence to the University. Your
ID number is the 7-digit number allocated to you when you submitted your online
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS
Before new students can complete online registration, you should have,(1) already confirmed
your acceptance of the offer of a place online at
www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/howtoapply/confirm; (2) signed up for University IT
facilities at www.manchester.ac.uk/itservices/itaccountmanager which will in turn generate the
username and password needed for online registration.
Registration may be completed online from 1 September 2010, but must be completed upon your
starting the MPhil or PhD programme and at the latest by 30 September 2010. There is a £50.00
late registration charge applicable if you register after 30 September. Further details of
registration are below and are also available at: http://www.studentnet.manchester.ac.uk/crucial-
guide/ . Follow the links from “Printed Crucial Guides” to “Crucial Guide 2010 PG version”.
You will find information on “How to Register”, methods of Fee payment etc.
On line registration is completed in ten steps, Step 10 is the payment of tuition fees. You will
need your credit card or debit card if you are paying your own fees, and UK bank account details
to set up a direct debit agreement with the bank if you are paying fees by instalments.
If your fees are being paid by a sponsor or employer or other official organisation, please ensure
that your sponsor letter has been forwarded to the Fees Team at the University or to Mary Platt
in this office, so that the information can be attached to your on line record in time for
registration. If these details do not appear on your on line registration page, or, if you are unable
to complete registration online, please contact the University’s Registration Helpline: + 44
(0)161-306 5544 between 1 and 30 September 2009 or email email@example.com after
1 September. In any event, please bring your Sponsorship Letter with you to the University.
Students who are unable to complete online registration before arrival at the University, may
telephone the Registration Helpline on +44 (0)161 306 5544 from 1-30 September (Monday to
Friday) and also on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September. Alternatively students may register at
any of the computer clusters on the campus after arrival in Manchester.
Where students are having difficulty with financial registration, Student Services Centre staff will
be available at the University Precinct Shopping Centre (Unit 1A) on the campus (campus map ref
30), from 1 September, and also in the Whitworth Hall (campus map ref 50) from 20 to 24
September. If you do have any queries about this, please contact me or Jackie.Boardman
Jackie.Boardman@manchester.ac.uk in the first instance.
After completing registration, you will then be able to collect your Student Card from the
Precinct Shopping Centre (Unit 1A) on the campus (campus map ref 30), 1-30 September,
9.15am-5.00pm (Mon-Fri) or 10.30am-4.30pm Saturday 18 September and Sunday 19
September. Please refer to the Postgraduate Crucial Guide (page 6) for other student card
SCHOOL OF LAW INDUCTION AND COMPLETION OF REGISTRATION
Please come to the Postgraduate Research Student Administration Office, Room 3.42b, on
the third floor of the Williamson Building (no.52 on campus map) between 10.00am and
11.00am on Monday, 20 September 2010, so that we can be sure that you have arrived and
provide you with information and material that will be important to you during your period of
registration. Please bring a passport sized photograph with your name and course printed on
the back in block capitals with you.
This will be followed by Introduction to the Law School, Buffet Lunch including Welcome
from the Postgraduate Student Law Society, and a talk on Health and Safety from 12 noon,
School of Law, Williamson Building, venue to be confirmed.
The FACULTY OF HUMANITIES INDUCTION PROGRAMME will be held on on
Thursday 23 September 2010. Sign in will begin at 9.00a.m. with the talks taking place from
9.30a.m. to 12.00 noon. Venue to be confirmed.
Faculty IT Induction Sessions will be available on a sign-up basis, details available at
The Degree of Doctor of Philosophy is awarded by the University in recognition of the successful
completion of a programme of supervised research and training; therefore, all students will be
required to undertake research methods and transferable skills training (where applicable) as part
of the PhD programme and as a requirement for progression throughout their period of
registration. All candidates for the degree of PhD are expected to undertake a Skills Audit at the
beginning of their programme to determine their research and transferable skills requirements and
to review this at regular intervals thereafter throughout the prescribed period of study. Students
are required to complete 10 days training (pro rata for part-time students) in transferable skills per
annum (in addition to research methods training as applicable) and are also offered the
opportunity to engage in Personal Development Planning or PDP. MPhil students are also
required to complete the PDP programme.
Legal Research Methodology Course for Postgraduate Research Students. Semester One:
details available at School Induction
This course is primarily aimed at students pursuing traditional legal scholarship.
Comparative Analysis for Legal Research and Law Reform - details available at School
PhD Seminar Series: details available at School Induction
All students registered for an MPhil/PhD in Criminology and Socio-Legal Research are required
to attend the PhD Seminar Series throughout their period of study. These seminars are primarily
organised for those involved in socio-legal research – particularly research that uses and/or
involves the carrying out of empirical research.
If you have not yet arranged your accommodation, please contact the Accommodation Office
(for contact details, see http://www.accommodation.manchester.ac.uk/ ) as soon as possible to
reserve a place.
Useful link for University Accommodation, City, and Campus Map
In the meantime, if you have any other questions, please email or phone, contact details at the end
of this letter. We look forward to meeting you in September.
Mary J Platt
Postgraduate Research Student Administration Office
School of Law
T: + 44 (0)161-306 1279