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Degree Show 2018

Information for Schools

We welcome visits by school and college groups to the Degree Show.

If you are a group, school, or college who would like to attend our Degree Show, please book your intended visit through Tiffany Bowman, our Schools Liaison Coordinator. Please email

We also offer free workshops to schools visiting the Show, see details below.

Please be aware that we have an undergraduate open day on Wednesday 20 June which will make campus extremely busy, we advise groups not to visit the Show on this day.

Interrogate the Art School

This year we are offering tailored workshops on how to interrogate the Degree Show and find out as much information about Manchester School of Art as you possibly can.

Join us for FREE focussed workshop sessions run by current School of Art ambassadors and staff. Pupils will be introduced to interview techniques, discover new curiosity skills, and creatively engage with the graduating students through structured interrogation of the work on display. Workshops will develop curiosity, communication, collaboration and observational skills.

If you are a school, or college who is interested in taking part in a workshop session, please complete the booking form and return it to by Friday 1 June 2018.


You and your pupils are welcome to

Talk to our students about their work and what it's like to study at Manchester School of Art.

Visit the School of Art café for refreshments or snacks.

Ask our reception staff if you need any help with directions.

But please take care near the work on display. Our students have been working hard for three years to produce their work and it is very precious to them. Look as much as you like, but please don't touch! Thanks.

And check with the nearest student invigilator before taking photographs of any work.


All exhibits are checked and where appropriate a written risk assessment constructed.

Risk assessments covering children on the premises can be downloaded here .

The University buildings are not designed to accommodate children under 12 years of age, so it is important your pupils are supervised at all times by staff accompanying the party, especially on stairwells. You may like to refer to our Policy on the Safety of Children on University Premises .

Parking & Access

There is no official coach parking available on the All Saints campus.

We recommend that you use the Benzie Building entrance on Boundary Street West to access the Show.

Disabled access is good to all buildings with the exception of Grosvenor which because of its age has access only to the ground floor via the Benzie and Chatham buildings. For further details see our building access maps.