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With Rise Open anybody can learn from our academic and industry partners with self-study packs and events. Everything you will do earns Rise Points (check out the points bar above). When you reach 300 points, you’ll receive a virtual certification of your effort. And if you become a Man Met student, you can convert these points into recognition as part of your degree.

Step Up To Study

Gain a headstart in university study through five preparatory units

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This intensive will help you to learn more about studying at university and how it compares to other learning environments, such as school or college.
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This intensive will focus on practical tips for outside of your study to help you make the most of your time at university. From focusing on finance to social life, to your own self-care.
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This intensive begins to look at the way we question and write at university. It explores the need to understand authorship, interpret data and make the most of your word: by considering these aspects it commences the journey to finding your academic voice.
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This intensive will explore the wider purpose of higher education (HE) and the role of an active citizen in today’s world.
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In this Self Study Pack, we are going to introduce you to opportunities available to you at university, beyond your course. The aim of this pack is to help you make the most out of your time at university and get you to stand out after you finish your degree.

Grab Some Skills

In our range of industry-authored self-study packs.

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A complete beginner's guide to creating inventions with LEDS, sensors and other components.
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Take the first step to learning a range of the languages spoken across Greater Manchester, including Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, Polish and Mandarin Chinese. Explore how language learning can enhance your employability, and the ways in which you can take that learning further.
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This intensive, put together by an industry leader, covers the fundamental steps of using social media to market any brand, business or project. From social strategy to content creation and analytics, you'll learn why and how to plan your own campaign.
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Learn how to design and test your own prototype app, with a focus on user-centric thinking and inclusive practice
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A skills programme for PGR’s covering extensive mentoring capabilities – also provides a great grounding for student employability/personal development. Ideal for those with aspirations of being effective professionals, mentors and teachers.
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For some people the words equality, diversity, and inclusion may feel complicated, and outside of our experience or understanding. This intensive will introduce you to the language surrounding equality, diversity, and inclusion, which we abbreviate to EDI to make it easy to use in your practice and life.
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Learn how to plan, record and create your own podcast pilot!
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Are you thinking of doing a PhD? This intensive will provide you with the information you need to get started, helping you to decide whether it’s the right choice for you.
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Explore the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and discover the journey to reach the current goals.
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What could be included in heritage and how can looking at objects, collections and nature connect with people today? We will look at the value and potential of engagement and look at examples of objects and engagement from Manchester and around the UK.
GoGlobal
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A course to increase your understanding of culture, diversity, prejudice and inclusion as part of your journey to becoming more culturally competent.
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Welcome to this Rise Self Study Pack focusing on Black Lives Matter and Business. It has been developed in collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact Network UK.
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Learn to produce professional looking video projects, with everyday equipment and free software.
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This intensive is specifically aimed at those who would like to know more about ‘Working in Partnership with Parents’; the context of legislation and underpinning theoretical concepts to develop their understanding of how to apply these notions in practice situations when working with children, young people and their families.
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Understand theory and practice around relationships, communication and teamwork – and enhance your collaboration in academia, the workplace and your personal life.
GoGlobal
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We would like to invite you to join the anti-slavery movement. We hope that through this intensive you will gain a greater understanding of the challenges but also feel inspired to create positive change.
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This intensive critically analyses self-employment in the UK labour market and outlines what it takes to become self-employed. Students will learn how to become self-employed and train the skills and attitudes needed to be successful.
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A critical introduction to research that explores the historical and contemporary topics around race and how we research it.
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Learn to solve problems creatively, with a focus on developing understandings and exploring the nature of problems from the perspective of end users.
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Develop your understanding of wellbeing, mental health and health inequalities and learn practical skills to support your own and others' wellbeing.
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Learn to solve problems creatively, with a focus on creating innovative solutions, prototyping and communicating ideas
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A beginners guide to game design. Learn how to express your ideas and feelings through personal games by turning old games into new ones, using stuff you already have at home. Publish your games online so that you can play them over video-call.
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In this Intensive you will learn about The role of the key person in a child’s life.
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Develop a stronger appreciation of the contexts and dimension of mental and emotional health in children and young people, with a strong applied focus.
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this Intensive will equip you with the knowledge of how to identify signs of abuse and will encourage you to explore other areas of safeguarding that you may not have previously considered, but that you may come across in your future careers.
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Take the first steps to becoming a skilled data analyst, by breaking down terms and providing step-by-step guides, this course will demonstrate beginners’ level statistics.
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An accessible introduction to authoring AR/VR content, appropriate for any level of experience.
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Refresh your skills around academic research before embarking on a research project.
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Explore the PESTLE analysis tool to understand how different factors impact the world of business.
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Through this intensive, you will explore the journey from early identification through to compiling an effective Early Year Health Care Plan.
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Find out more about the reading process and how we can support young readers as they get to grips with written language. Explore the many benefits of reading to support personal as well as academic development.
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An introduction to digital research methods, with an emphasis on content analysis as a method of analysing digital data.
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There is a wealth of data that is created for and about us and the communities in which we live. Although much of this data is available publically as open data it is often hard to locate, with the tools and understanding needed to interpret and use it unduly difficult.
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Explore ways to engage with learning outside of mainstream and formal learning environments.
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Learn to listen to, and advocate for, communities and the people within them – and to bring about real change.
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Systems thinking gives us the tools we need to make sense of systems and analyse the context of problems – useful skills for those wanting to change things for the better.
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This intensive will give you an insight into today’s deaf world, the barriers deaf people face on a daily basis and strategies and communication tactics to help overcome these barriers. We’ll begin to learn British Sign Language and explore conversation techniques that will enable, encourage and give you the confidence to interact with deaf people going forward.
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Take the first step to learning a range of the languages spoken across the World, including French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Explore how language learning can enhance your employability, and the ways in which you can take that learning further.
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Learn about the applied principles of Behaviour Design; the ways in which design principles can be used to positively change the behaviour of individuals, communities and societies.
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A practical guide on how to create and develop a start-up social enterprise.
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Explore the issues concerning business practice and sustainability challenges at a local and global level.
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Learn to tell engaging stories in a vlogging format, exploring the full process of pre-production through to post-production and publishing

Get Involved

With events hosted by academics and partner of the university

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22nd March
13:30 to 15:30
This workshop is open to everyone and will be particularly relevant if you’re neurodivergent and are interested in learning more about becoming a freelancer, and how to manage your money.
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29th May
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This hands-on workshop is designed for anyone in the MMU community who wants to learn how to use Python for Scientific Computing and TensorFlow for Artificial Intelligence (AI) programming. No prior knowledge of Python or programming is required to benefit from this workshop.