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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)
    • The upside

      The quality of teachingThe size of accommodationTransport links around the city from the university

      2016, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Atmosphere of area, quality of teaching, number of leading academics

      2013, 3rd year, Historical & Philosophical Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Nightlife

      I actually don't live there but I have heard stories and I can confirm that the nightlife is wild!

      2016, 2nd year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      There is plenty of teaching and the hours spent in classes are generally useful. There is an awful lot of content to get your...

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      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      There is plenty of teaching and the hours spent in classes are generally useful. There is an awful lot of content to get your head around and the overflowing library near exams is evidence of this. Tutors are helpful and usually willing to discuss things in depth.

      2013, 1st year, Computer Science Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Amount of societies that are available to join. Friendliness and helpfulness of both students and staff (Freshers Week).

      2013, 1st year, Pharmacy

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    • Everyday expenses

      Plenty of choice for every budget. I prefer to bring my own food to uni but if I do eat there are plenty of cheap places for...

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      2012, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

      Everyday expenses

      Plenty of choice for every budget. I prefer to bring my own food to uni but if I do eat there are plenty of cheap places for cake or sandwiches. I would recommend the university precinct for cheap sandwiches of outstanding quality! Agency work has variable hours but can be a good earner for people that are flexible when it comes to the hours they can work. Transport is okay but I would definitely recommend getting a 'unirider' which works out as really good value for money.

      2012, 2nd year, Clinical Medicine

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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

38,590

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

69%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

10%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

32%

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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