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The University of Manchester

Manchester | North West England

Diverse local nightlife Political Varied union activities 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 1404 comments (377 students)
    • The downside

      Accomodation/safety - don't always feel comfortable in Fallowfield campus especially late at night.

      2012, 1st year, Social & Cultural Anthropology

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    • The downside

      the course is a bit boring as there is very little practical work

      2012, 1st year, Aerospace Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Linguistics & English Language department is very disorganised.

      2012, 3rd year, Linguistics

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    • The downside

      The cafeteria food should be upgraded. The taste is so so only.

      2012, 2nd year, English Law

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    • The downside

      curriculum lacking in certain areas

      2012, 3rd year, Clinical Medicine

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    • The downside

      Lectures could be more interactive

      2012, 1st year, Clinical Dentistry

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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.

Varied union activities

76%

HIGH

Sporty

67%

MED

Political

75%

HIGH

Creative

61%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

82%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £21.6k HIGH

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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League table rankings

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Where it's located

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