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The University of Manchester

Manchester | North West England

Diverse local nightlife Varied union activities Political City

Ucas code: M20

As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.
Source:The University of Manchester Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1326 comments (348 students)
    • Finances

      Because I live in greater Manchester the cost of travelling to university is really good - for just 111 I can use any buses...

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      2016, 2nd year, Optometry

      Finances

      Because I live in greater Manchester the cost of travelling to university is really good - for just 111 I can use any buses and any trains within greater Manchester at any time for a month. The food on campus is a little bit more costly than I had expected so I don't really eat on campus a lot, however there are plenty of food places around the university to go to

      2016, 2nd year, Optometry

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    • Student Union

      They organise things from volunteering to parties and talks

      2014, 3rd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Doesn't cater for students who live at home

      2012, 2nd year, Music

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    • Academic Experience

      You'll get very little 1 on 1 contact with any lecturers which makes it really hard. The course is so hard when you first start...

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      2016, 2nd year, Pure Mathematics

      Academic Experience

      You'll get very little 1 on 1 contact with any lecturers which makes it really hard. The course is so hard when you first start but you get the hang of it. For maths we have a worksheet every week for every module which is very time consuming! You get very little feedback and mostly have to mark your own work

      2016, 2nd year, Pure Mathematics

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    • The downside

      The weather - it rains too much!!!

      2012, 2nd year, Pre Clinical Medicine

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    • Everyday expenses

      As long as you keep an eye on it it is easy and if you plan even easier.

      2012, 1st year, English Law

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Political

74%

HIGH

Varied union activities

77%

HIGH

Sporty

67%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

85%

HIGH

Creative

61%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21.6k HIGH
Student score 78% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

39,700

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

75%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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