Student Development and Community Engagement Division

Calendar of events

Listed here are the key dates for the 2017/18 academic year plus some of the main volunteer recruitment and celebration events that we run. You can register your organisation with us to receive our free newsletter and keep up to date with the events, support and services on offer to you.

  • Welcome Week - 18 to 24 September 2017

  • Start of the academic year (Semester 1) - 25 September 2017

  • Volunteering Fair and Social Justice Fair - 17 October 2017

    Around 75 organisations are take part in this event which also acts as a volunteer recruitment fair. This event has attracted over 1,500 students in previous years.

  • Christmas vacation for students - 15 December 2017 to 14 January 2018

  • Revision and exam period - 15 to 26 January 2018

  • Start of Semester 2 - 29 January 2018

  • Student Volunteering Week - 19 to 25 February 2018

    A wide range of volunteering activities take place on and off campus during Student Volunteering Week. Contact us to find out how your organisation might get involved.

  • Easter vacation for students - 23 March to 15 April 2018

  • Volunteer of the Year Awards - To be confirmed

    Nominations are invited annually for the Volunteer of the Year Awards in which we celebrate the contributions of University of Manchester staff , student, or alumni.

  • End of academic year - 8 June 2018

  • Deadline for Manchester Leadership Award and Manchester Leadership Programme volunteering - By the end of the academic year

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