The University of Manchester
Manchester | North West England
Ucas code: M20
What students say about this university1326 comments (348 students)
Each week starts with a PBL session, where we receive a new case and discuss the points in the case we need to learn about and...
Each week starts with a PBL session, where we receive a new case and discuss the points in the case we need to learn about and read in to. We then have 3 one-hour lectures on Tuesday afternoon, and another 3 on Wednesday morning. These lectures are usually related to the case and aim to show us the areas we should be reading around and the level of detail we should be going in to. On Friday we have another PBL session, where we discuss what we have learnt. Each week we also have a 2 3/4 hour anatomy session where we use cadavers to improve our understanding of the human anatomy. There are also communication sessions every few weeks where we learn how to talk to and examine patients. We also have three clinical visits each semester, where we visit GP surgeries or hospital wards in pairs and sit in on consultations and talk to patients. I can't imagine a course more interesting than mine and this gives me the motivation to work hard. The course is fairly demanding but if you learn to manage your time you will easily fit in all your work and have time to indulge in other activities.×
I did well on the exams and better than i expected. The exam focused on memorising and applying facts so that was good for me.Report
Although I don't really go out to clubs, I know there are several good pubs around the university and in the city centre - for...
Although I don't really go out to clubs, I know there are several good pubs around the university and in the city centre - for live rock/metal music, Grand Central on Oxford Road is a good one to go to. In general drink prices and entrance prices (as far as I know) are decent.×
Personally I brought to university my own food and drink that I had prepared from home as it was much cheaper as the prices can...
Personally I brought to university my own food and drink that I had prepared from home as it was much cheaper as the prices can be a bit pricey, especially in university place. I find that to get the same sized cup of hot chocolate is much more expensive in university place than The Arthur Lewis Building which I think is a bit weird. As I am from Manchester, I already had a job however I believe that it is still difficult to get a job in Manchester, experience or no experience. The cost of transport is minimal as all that is needed is a yearly unirider which costs around 200 for the year but for a term about less than 90. In terms of additional course costs, there aren't many.×
early but should have looked around moremake sure your living with people who have good life skills, some people i live with...
early but should have looked around moremake sure your living with people who have good life skills, some people i live with dont understand what clean is×
Each week consists of roughly 27 hours of teaching through in a variety of group sizes. The course is structured so each...
Each week consists of roughly 27 hours of teaching through in a variety of group sizes. The course is structured so each semester compromises units with different skill sets required, generally each semester will feature 2 units a student will find 'easy', 2 they find 'manageable' & 2 which stretch students where getting the pass mark is difficult. Weekly lab reports are required along with 1 or two written examinations per unit (12 units & 14 exams in total) Feedback is very poor, lab scripts should be returned within 2 weeks although it takes up to 5 weeks. No other feedback is offered, very much on your own. Lecture theatres are very poor, in desperate need of upgrades. Lab space is of a good quality with suitable equipment for the experiments.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction85%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students39,700
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate70%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time9%
of students are part-time
Male / Female53%
of students are female
Young / Mature11%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK33%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction75%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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