Enrolment, Induction and Freshers


Details regarding your enrolment to start your studies this September will be sent to you over the summer and will detail how and where you will enrol. 

Enrolment will be online and on campus and details about this will be sent to you via your email address. 

Below is important information regarding what you need to know about your enrolment and induction to UCEN Manchester. 

If you are still looking for a place on one of our courses please visit our Clearing page or speak to our team by emailng us here or call 0161 674 7777.

Freshers' Week

UCEN Manchester’s Freshers' Week is part of your induction to degree level study.

Welcome week will take place in September. Plans will be announced over the summer.

This is a great chance to meet other new students, find out more about the many ways to get involved with Student Life at UCEN Manchester and celebrate your new adventure into Higher Education.

As part of the enrolment process, you will be given all the information you need as a new student. We will verify your documents and you will be able to collect your new Student ID badge, which will give you access to our secure campuses and resources.

Please note you may need to provide the following as part of the enrolment process:

  • Proof of results for the qualifications you have, including original certificates
  • Your letter from Student Finance England (SFE) showing proof of Tuition Fees Loan Award or means to pay your own fees
  • National Insurance Number
  • Please read the enclosed UCEN Manchester Terms and Conditions – and Tuition fee Policy

Your enrolment will go through various stages:

Stage 1 Log on to your portal

Simply log into your application portal at and you will see our request for you to complete your enrolment form to secure your course in the Next Steps - Get Ready for Studies section of the applications portal (Prospect).

Please check the information you’ve previously submitted for your application is still accurate and then continue to complete the other information which we require in order to progress your enrolment to the next stage. If you have changed your mind on your course, this is not a problem, just call 03333 222 777 and we can make any course-related changes for you.


You will need to upload a passport-style photo for your student ID card, instructions for this are in the portal under Uploads. You will receive your ID card on your first day on campus.

If you have received your Student Finance Letter you will need to upload evidence of this to your portal.

Stage 2 Completing your enrolment

Once you have provided the information above and submitted your enrolment form, this will redirect you back to the home page.

Fee Assessment

You will then need to speak with our Administration Team to complete a Fee Assessment appointment to confirm your funding and finalise your enrolment.

Your Fee Assessment appointment will take place at a set time. This will be communicated to you by email.

The Administration Team will call you on above date to finalise your enrolment and discuss any further questions you may have. Do not worry if you need to change your appointment time, just let us know on 03333 222 777 and we can rearrange it for you.

If you cannot make any of the appointment times or are unable to enrol online, don’t worry - just call us on 03333 222 777 or email us to let us know, and we’ll make you a face to face appointment.

Stage 3 Complete your learner agreement

Once you have been successfully been fee assessed, you will be able to return to your online portal and sign your Learning Agreement. This is a vital final step that must be completed before you become a fully enrolled student with UCEN Manchester, you will be asked to do this while you are on the call to the Administrator.

Fees and finance

Please note that all tuition/examination/material/kit costs are payable at the point of enrolment. For further information relating to tuition fees and finance please visit our fees and finance page.

If you have any issues in relation to paying your tuition fees, exam, material and/or kit costs, please ask a member of our staff for a guidance appointment.

The final stage of your enrolment is to review the learning agreement and digitally sign your enrolment. You can complete this by logging back into the application and enrolment portal (Prospect) and go to Next Steps.

Once you have signed your digital agreement, you will receive further communication via email on how to access the Student Hub where you will find important information on when you start UCEN Manchester, your timetable and how to stay safe on campus etc.

A welcoming learning environment

When you start with us in September, you will see that we have made some alterations to our campuses to maintain social distancing and also some changes to the UCEN Manchester timetable, including staggered start times, to ensure the number of people on campus at any one time is kept to a safe level.

In addition to this, from September we will be offering a blended approach to your studies. This will see you attend campus for parts of your timetable, while other parts of your course will be delivered by a tutor online. Once you have enrolled, you will get your timetable.

Please remember that whilst it may not be as easy to drop in and see us on campus at the moment, our team are still here to provide all the answers and support you need.

If you require advice on finance, welfare or accommodation or please contact the Future U Support Services team by emailing us to arrange an appointment, or call 0161 920 3409.

All new and returning students will have received details of your Prospect account and your one-time passcode we sent to you recently by email. You will need this information to begin your enrolment journey.

If you haven’t received details of your Prospect account or your one-time passcode please contact us on 03333 222 777.

The main source of tuition fee support for Higher Education students is through Student Finance England (SFE). 

If your SFE Funding Advice has not been received by the time you are due to enrol, you will be required to complete a direct debit mandate at enrolment. For full information please refer to the Higher Education Tuition Fee Policy 2023/24.

If you have any queries regarding students finance, please visit the Student Finance England (SFE) website.

If you are unsure about which student loans are available to you, we recommend that you get advice as soon as possible. UCEN Manchester’s Careers and Welfare Service provides information on entitlement and can help you make an online application to Student Finance England.   

The Careers and Welfare service can be contacted by email us here.

Please note that you will not be allowed to complete enrolment without loan confirmation or completing a direct debit mandate.

Find out more about accommodation

Student accommodation is provided by Manchester Student Homes, a free, university-run housing service for students. 

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