Induction and Enrolment

Course inductions are an important event in the Futureworks calendar and take place a week before your course begins. Throughout induction week there are a range of events which you can attend that have been organised to help you meet other students and settle in at Futureworks.

We know that it can be daunting moving to a new city, even if you already know the area. It can be nerve-wracking starting a new course and meeting new people. We want to make this process as easy as possible for you, which is why we arrange events such as nights out and film nights to help you get your bearings and meet some of your fellow students.

We hold a welcome fair with stalls from a variety of organisations in the area including the student reps and UCLan. There are also stalls from local shops who offer discounts for students and Greater Manchester Police who can give you advice on how to stay safe whilst you are studying in Manchester.

During enrolment week there are some events that you must attend in order to complete your enrolment and begin your studies with us. These include your paperwork enrolment and your course, Student Services & Facilities inductions. Your paperwork enrolment will include us taking copies of your certificates and ID, completing contact details forms and setting passwords for your network accounts. Your course, Facilities & Student Services inductions will introduce you to your programme, the teaching teams and some key support & facilities information including the MyFutureworks VLE and our facilities booking system. We’ll send details of the specifics of what you need to bring with you once your place on the course is confirmed.

Before your enrolment, you’ll need to make sure you have everything you need. See our Pre-Enrolment checklist (opens in a new window) for what you need to do before you begin your course.

If you are a degree student, you will also need to enrol online with the University of Central Lancashire. Online enrolment will be open for students once your place on the course is confirmed, and must be completed before your enrolment at Futureworks otherwise your start on the course will be delayed, as will your student finance payments. Validation emails are sent to students once their place is confirmed – once you confirm your email address you will then be sent your username, password and link to complete the enrolment.

If you have any questions, call our Admissions department on 0161 214 4602.