Services and facilities
The School of Law strives to create a positive and supportive environment in which students can develop. As part of that aim we offer a variety of services to support you academically and pastorally.
All students are assigned an academic adviser who will be available throughout your studies to provide help and advice.
Lecturers, seminar supervisors, or Course Directors are available to discuss any concerns regarding individual course modules
The Law Student Mentor Scheme is run by second and third year students to help you make the most of your time at Manchester, both academically and socially.
Mentors are available to:
- Help you adapt to university life and get involved in the School of Law and all its activities
- Offer support, help and direction, academically or pastorally
- Provide students with a supportive environment to work through issues relating to their studies
- Organise informal social activities
Personal Development Plans (PDP)
Personal Development Plans (PDP) help you to monitor and plan your academic and personal skills development.
They are designed to prompt reflection and raise awareness of the skills you have developed through your studies and elsewhere by:
- Helping you plan and manage your own learning and development
- Raising your awareness of the transferable skills employers are looking for when hiring graduates
- Prompting discussion with your personal tutor and improve communication between you.
More about the PDP scheme is on the ManLaw intranet for current students.
Legal Advice Centre
The School of Law runs two free Legal Advice Centre, which are managed by School staff in association with the College of Law of England and Wales.
The Centre's work is supported by local solicitors and barristers and the Manchester Law Society.
The Centre's provide practical experience for Law students and Criminology students, who are supervised by practitioners. For more information see:
Networked computers, and wireless network access, are available for undergraduate student use in various locations:
- The Law School computer rooms in the Williamson Building
- University Library
- other locations in campus and halls of residence
As email is the prime means of communication between staff and students all students are given a personal email account which is accessible both on and off campus.
Students may also set up their own web page on a University file-server to develop and publish their academic work.
The principal law book collection is in the main John Rylands University Library where there is a substantial collection of books and periodicals including the most extensive range of electronic resources of any UK Higher Education library.