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Here's what Manchester students should do if they feel unsettled by this week's events


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Following Monday's attack at Manchester Arena, 22 people were killed, including an eight-year-old girl, and 59 others injured. 

We spoke to University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University to find out what help they are offering their students:

What support is the university offering students who might have been affected?

UoM: For those staff and students affected by these events, support is on offer from our Counselling Service.

If you are concerned about the whereabouts of a loved one you can contact the emergency phone line set up by the Police on 0161 856 9400 or 0161 856 9900.


MMU: Monday evening’s tragic events at the Manchester Arena have caused understandable shock and distress across our city and our campus.

The University has been in regular contact with its staff and students since the incident and our counselling services are ready to support anyone who needs assistance.

We will support and re-assure our students as much as possible through this difficult period.

Do you have advise as to where students should go if they have been affected in any way?

UoM: It is only to be expected that you may be feel unsettled, and talking with those around you, and with friends and family, is one of the best things you can do. If you would like additional support, then our teams in the Atrium in University Place, and our Counselling service, are ready and able to speak with you.


Are the status of students affected in terms of exams?

UoM: We advise our students to attend exams at the scheduled time and location.

Exams may be disrupted due to travel delays preventing invigilators from getting to the university as planned.

The exams teams at the university will do everything possible to minimise disruption, and the majority of exams will take place at the scheduled time and location. You are advised to attend your exams as they appear on your exam timetable.

If you are unable to attend your exam for any reason you must contact your academic School office as soon as possible. You can find contact details for your School office on the student support website.

MMU: We believe it is important to try, as far as possible, to maintain business as usual, including examinations and other academic activities.

However, we recognise the potential impact on examinations, both in terms of the travel situation and the effect of the actual incident.

We have put in place a specific streamlined exceptional factors process and made sure students are fully aware.


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