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Future Me Group Troubleshooting

This page will help you organise your grouping for your engagement with ‘How to be… A Design Thinker’ during Future Me Week if you’re having trouble. This is operating differently from other activities that you might take part in over the academic year – ultimately it is up to you to make the most of the activity and to direct your time, but we’ve given you some tools to help you find a group if you haven’t got one yet.

First things first, if you think you’ve been assigned to the wrong group or brief then you should email with your student ID, your subject and your year and we’ll endeavour to get you into the right group.

If you’re in the right group but you’re finding that other members aren’t engaging, you have a couple of options:

  1. You can team up with friends on your course who are already in a group. All you need to do is get in touch with them and join their Teams chat. This is by far the easiest option, and we don’t need to record this anywhere. We’re happy for you to engage in whichever way works for you.
  2. Alternatively, you can follow one of the links below to a general Teams chat for your problem brief. Pop a message in here and we will do our best to join you up with others are in the same position who will be able to see your message and reach out.

Both of these options involve you being proactive and patient. The nature of group work is that you depend on others for engagement, and this is doubled during this course as we’re asking you to work together in a different way. We’re seeing real results from students working in groups, but please be assured that you will get just as much out of the course by working through the problem brief individually too. The most important thing is that you engage with the process and practice using the tools.

Remember that we’ve designed the How to be… courses to be flexible. You can complete the entire Design Thinking course in a group, or individually, or even complete some days individually before joining together for others.

And you can be flexible in when you engage too – if you’ve yet to make a start you can still catch up, and you’ll be able to complete your engagement after Future Me Week by engaging with the broadcasts on demand.

Find your Teams chat link below:

Accounting, Finance and Banking

Art and Performance

Childhood, Youth and Education Studies



Economics, Policy and International Business

Health Professions

History, Politics and Philosophy

Language, Information and Communications

Manchester Fashion Institute

Manchester Law School

Manchester School of Architecture

Marketing, Retail and Tourism

Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management

People and Performance

Psychology Level 3

Psychology Level 4

Psychology Level 5

Psychology Level 6

Psychology Level 7

School of Digital Art

Social Care and Social Work


Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability