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Message from the President

Welcome to the University of Manchester and the PPE Society. PPE at Manchester is one of the largest and most diverse PPE courses offered in the UK and it is accompanied by an active and ambitious student society. We are well known for being one of the most sociable, academically rigorous and integrated courses throughout the university.

As you settle into Manchester University, I strongly encourage you to become involved with the PPE society and take advantage of everything it offers you. A great starting point is to attend our regular social events; from the Welcome Meal to the Christmas Party all the way through to the End of Year Ball. These events are a great opportunity to make friends and build a support network that will see you through three very exciting years of your life. This year, for the first time ever, we will be running a speaker series of debates and talks on current issues to meet the extracurricular academic needs of PPE students. To support you through your first year in a more general sense, we run a peer mentoring scheme so that you will have a consistent point of contact for any queries. Building on the success of last year we will also be running the second ever PPE trip abroad. Details of everything you can get involved in will be discussed with you by the committee in Freshers’ Week.

Aside from studying PPE, Manchester is one of the best cities in the UK to live as a student. Manchester is well known for its fantastic night life, huge music festivals, and growing business and political centre. It is home to small vintage shops and large shopping centres, excellent brunch spots, and of course several world famous sports teams. I am sure you will find that getting involved in what Manchester has to offer will enrich your university experience and keep you entertained throughout your studies.

Finally, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me. The PPE society will do everything it can to help you have a rewarding and memorable experience at Manchester. Once again, I emphasise that immersing yourself in the PPE society is a great way to have a sociable course life and take advantage of everything the PPE society has to offer you. I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer and look forward to meeting you all in September.

Sophie Lonergan

President Society 2016/17

See our latest society pictures from the PPE End of Year Ball, the Brussels trip and Bongo Bingo Social!