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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)
    • Accommodation

      Student accommodation is fantastic at Manchester. The halls of residence has a strong family feel to it and is very social. It...

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      2012, 3rd year, Modern Middle Eastern Language Studies

      Accommodation

      Student accommodation is fantastic at Manchester. The halls of residence has a strong family feel to it and is very social. It was fairly clean too when we arrived. The maid service however is a bit annoying. They don't really do their jobs properly. In terms of local private accommodation, the estate agents were very misleading. A guide in terms of what students should look out for would be great. Things that we don't necessarily think about, like is the shower decent, does the boiler work etc.

      2012, 3rd year, Modern Middle Eastern Language Studies

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    • The downside

      Lectures could be more interactive

      2012, 1st year, Clinical Dentistry

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    • The downside

      Teaching isn't always up to standard

      2013, 2nd year, History By Topic Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Halls aren't great, exams not very well organised all the time

      2013, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      Courses have a very varied timetable.Enough time to do extra work/ extra activities.

      2016, 1st year, Adult Nursing

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    • Finances

      If you own a bike you don't have to pay for transport obviously, there plenty of places to store your bike on campus. However,...

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      2016, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

      Finances

      If you own a bike you don't have to pay for transport obviously, there plenty of places to store your bike on campus. However, pretty much everyone has the unirider annual bus pass, its 205 and it lets you use any stagecoach and magic bus. These are the best buses as the run pretty much all the time - i think they only don't run something like between 4-6am. This is the best value as bus fares go up after 12am or something. Therefore, as its a one off fee you don't have to worry about transport fees during the year. The food value on campus is not that cheap, but you can always bring your own lunch etc.

      2016, 1st year, Business Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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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

39,700

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

11%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

33%

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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