University of Manchester

Manchester | North West England

Diverse local nightlife 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)
    • Everyday expenses

      very easy to manage costs. there are a whole range of shops on campus to choose from and you can live a cheap studenty life or...

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      2012, 4th year, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

      Everyday expenses

      very easy to manage costs. there are a whole range of shops on campus to choose from and you can live a cheap studenty life or live a posh extravagant life both are possible just up to you to use money wisely. transport is wonderful, no excuse for being late for anything unless its because of an accident. job opportunity is vast. very easy to find work. i wish the drinking culture wouldnt be so big though, i think manchester takes it a bit too far. if anything should be more expensive, it is alcohol- so we wont be able to afford it

      2012, 4th year, Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology

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    • Everyday expenses

      Compared to a lot of places transport costs are fairly minimal, a year long bus pass that covers most of the buses you will...

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      2012, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

      Everyday expenses

      Compared to a lot of places transport costs are fairly minimal, a year long bus pass that covers most of the buses you will need to take is about 150 for the year, this changes every year though -http://www.buymyunirider.com/. This isn't the case when you get to your clinical years in medicine as the trams and other bus companies that you need to use to get to the hospitals are extortionate! In terms of managing finances there are a lot of scholarships/bursaries available to students who need them, they are usually grade + income dependent but definitely worth asking about. I personally haven't had a job whilst at uni but there are lots of jobs available if you want one.

      2012, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      External moderation

      2013, 2nd year, Composition

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    • Everyday expenses

      Many local food markets around accommodation and university. Huge variety of restaurants to choose.

      2012, 2nd year, Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmacy Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Lots of work good quality teaching. Good facilities and support

      2013, 3rd year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • Facilities

      I wouldn't recommend buying lunch in the cafeterias every day. The costs will soon mount up and you'll wish you had that extra...

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      2012, 1st year, Actuarial Science

      Facilities

      I wouldn't recommend buying lunch in the cafeterias every day. The costs will soon mount up and you'll wish you had that extra few pounds to spend on your social life. Take a packed lunch, you can still find social areas to accommodate you.

      2012, 1st year, Actuarial Science

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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.

Sporty

73%

MED

Political

69%

HIGH

Creative

62%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

91%

HIGH

Varied union activities

77%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 91% MED
Student score 79% MED
Average graduate salary £21.3k MED

Overall student satisfaction

85%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

40,210

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

71%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

13%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

28%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

25%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

72%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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