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 887 comments (245 students)
    • Nightlife

      Great Jazz clubs in town, huge House music scene, loads of nice little local clubs and pubs too. Literally something for everyone.

      2014, 2nd year, Musicology

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    • Everyday expenses

      accommodation is expensive relative to other cities.

      2013, 1st year, Optometry

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    • Everyday expenses

      The food on campus is cheap, and so are the buses along oxford road, especially the eco buses.

      2013, 1st year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The upside

      You're almost guaranteed to make great friends. Manchester is as good looking as the pictures in the prospectus. Flexible...

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      2013, 1st year, Political Economics

      The upside

      You're almost guaranteed to make great friends. Manchester is as good looking as the pictures in the prospectus. Flexible Manchester bursary - you can choose if you want a tuition fee reduction, cash or an accommodation fee discount. The breadth of Sport available at Manchester is incredible. If you don't get into the university teams, the inter-university league is well-run.

      2013, 1st year, Political Economics

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    • Everyday expenses

      Over all once you have been at uni for a while you get used to handling money quite well, there are plenty of job opportunities...

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      2012, 1st year, Theology & Religious Studies

      Everyday expenses

      Over all once you have been at uni for a while you get used to handling money quite well, there are plenty of job opportunities if you need extra money. Something i didn't think about until i was here was travel costs, but a bus pass is easily obtainable and is promoted during freshers week. I also didn't think about the amount i would have to spend on books for my modules so putting some money aside for that would be a good idea just in case.

      2012, 1st year, Theology & Religious Studies

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    • The upside

      Exceeded expectations

      2013, 1st year, Mechanical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 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

69%

HIGH

Varied union activities

77%

HIGH

Sporty

73%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

91%

HIGH

Creative

62%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 93% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

38,430

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

12%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

29%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

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    Campus building

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    Hockey match

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    Engineering student

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