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

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    • Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching varies widely between courses. As a second year music student i managed to weight my second semester to...

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      2013, 2nd year, Composition

      Academic Experience

      The amount of teaching varies widely between courses. As a second year music student i managed to weight my second semester to have 7 timetabled hours per week. However, my housemate had 30 hours of civil engineering a week. Feedback is in a really useful format and the tutors are always there to help. The music department is the best in the country at the moment with loads of beautiful steinway pianos everywhere and a great concert scene. Theres also the rncm if you get bored of UoM facilities

      2013, 2nd year, Composition

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    • Student Union

      Plenty of societies to choose from, it just depends on what you're interested in!

      2014, 2nd year, Electrical Engineering

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    • Facilities

      The library facilities are especially good and as far as Maths facilities go the actual Maths building is new and it has...

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      2012, 1st year, Mathematics

      Facilities

      The library facilities are especially good and as far as Maths facilities go the actual Maths building is new and it has several rooms in which you can conduct quiet, or not so quiet study and a computer room. As far as facilities for other faculties go all I can say is that I have heard that facilities for Medicine and Physics students are also very good.

      2012, 1st year, Mathematics

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    • Everyday expenses

      Not really sure Don't really buy anything Bin behind morrisons is good

      2012, 2nd year, Civil Engineering

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    • Academic Experience

      15 hours teaching time a week The course has varied content ranging from statistics and research methods to mental health,...

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      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

      Academic Experience

      15 hours teaching time a week The course has varied content ranging from statistics and research methods to mental health, social psychology and brain and cognition There is a variety of assessments such as lab reports, shorter and longer essays, multiple choice exams and online quizzes Feedback on coursework is detailed and is available online, also there are termly meetings with an academic advisor to discuss your progress Course-specific facilities are good with computers, various lab equipment and seminar rooms

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      research related to science subjects. and up to date facilities

      2012, 1st year, Optometry

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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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Student score 80% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

37,925

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

11%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

52%

of students are female

Young / Mature

12%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

31%

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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